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An Effective Video Synopsis Approach with Seam Carving



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
IEEE Signal Processing Letters


Video synopsis, seam carving, video surveillance, video security


Gharavi, H. (2016), An Effective Video Synopsis Approach with Seam Carving, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created January 1, 2016, Updated January 27, 2020