MPEG-4 Authoring Tool using Moving Object Segmentation and Tracking in Video Shots

Abstract:


In this paper an authoring tool for the MPEG-4 multimedia standard integrated with image sequence analysis algorithms is described. Bringing much new functionality, MPEG-4 offers numerous capabilities and is expected to be the future standard for multimedia applications. However, the implementation of these capabilities requires a complex authoring process, employing many different competencies from image sequence analysis and encoding of Audio/visual/BIFS to the implementation of different delivery scenarios: local access on CD/DVD-ROM, Internet or broadcast. As multimedia system history teaches, however powerful the technologies underlying multimedia computing, the success of these systems depends on their ease of authoring. In this paper a novel authoring tool fully exploiting the object-based coding and 3D synthetic functionalities of the MPEG-4 standard is described. Itisbased upon an open and modular architecture able to progress with MPEG-4 versions and it is easily adaptable to newly emerging better and higher-level authoring and image sequence analysis features.

Keywords: MPEG-4, Authoring Tools, Image sequence analysis


  • P. Daras, I. Kompatsiaris, I. Grinias, G. Akrivas, G. Tziritas, S. Kollias, M. G. Strintzis, "MPEG-4 Authoring Tool using Moving Object Segmentation and Tracking in Video Shots", EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Vol. 2003, No. 9, pp. 861-877., August 2003

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    The focus of the Visual Computing Laboratory is to develop new algorithms and architectures for applications in the areas of 3D processing, image/video processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, bioinformatics and medical imaging.

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