An Effective Video Synopsis Approach with Seam Carving

Published: January 01, 2016


Hamid Gharavi


With a growth of surveillance cameras, the amount of captured videos expands. Manually analyzing and retrieving surveillance video is labor intensive and expensive. It would be much more convenient to generate a video digest, with which we can view the video in a fast and motion-preserving way. In this paper, we propose a novel video synopsis approach to generate condensed video, which uses an object tracking method for extracting important objects. This method will generate video tubes and a seam carving method to condense the original video. Experimental results demonstrate that our proposed method can achieve a high condensation rate while preserving all the important objects of interest. Therefore, this approach can enable users to view the surveillance video with great efficiency
Citation: IEEE Signal Processing Letters
Volume: 23
Issue: 1
Pub Type: Journals


Video synopsis, seam carving, video surveillance, video security
Created January 01, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018