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A Vision-Based Postproduction Tool for Footage Logging, Analysis and Annotation

Mateer, J.W. and Robinson, J.A. (2005) A Vision-Based Postproduction Tool for Footage Logging, Analysis and Annotation. Graphical Models, 67 (6). pp. 565-583. ISSN 1524-0703

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Abstract

We report a new method for logging and annotating video footage directed towards the needs of professional postproduction and archivist end users. SALSA—Semi-Automated Logging with Semantic Annotation—is a hybrid system that uses automated footage analysis for cut detection and camera movement classification, and a stenographic-like keyboard input system for the logging of higher-level semantic information. Output is presented both in standard printed log form, with the addition of mosaic visual representations of shots, and in a fully searchable database. Experimental comparisons of SALSA with conventional hand analysis show a significant increase in the logger’s speed with no reduction in accuracy or semantic detail.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Theatre, Film & Television (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 25 May 2009 14:56
Last Modified: 25 May 2009 14:56
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gmod.2005.01.007
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.gmod.2005.01.007
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6163

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