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Detection and classification of shot transitions

S. V. Porter, M. Mirmehdi, B. T. Thomas, Detection and classification of shot transitions. Proceedings of the 12th British Machine Vision Conference. T. Cootes, C. Taylor, (eds.). ISBN 1 901725 16 2, pp. 73–82. September 2001. PDF, 318 Kbytes.


The process of shot break detection is a fundamental component in automatic video indexing, editing and archiving. This paper introduces a novel approach to the detection and classification of shot transitions in video sequences including cuts, fades and dissolves. It uses the average interframe correlation coefficient and block-based motion estimation to track image blocks through the video sequence and to distinguish changes caused by shot transitions from those caused by camera and object motion. We achieve better results compared with two established techniques.

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