1996: Abstracting Digital Movies

Silvia Pfeiffer and Rainer Lienhart and Stephan Fischer and Wolfgang Effelsberg, “Abstracting Digital Movies”, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation 7, 4 December 1996 pp. 345-353.

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Large video-on-demand databases consisting of thousands of digital movies are not easy to handle: the user must have an attractive means of retrieving his movie of choice. For analog video, movie trailers are produced to allow a quick preview and perhaps stimulate possible buyers. This paper presents techniques for automatically producing such movie abstracts of digital videos.

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