1997: Automatic Movie Abstracting

Rainer Lienhart and Silvia Pfeiffer and Stephan Fischer “Automatic Movie Abstracting”, TR-97-003, 1997, Mannheim, Germany pp. 14.


Presented is an algorithm for automatic production of a video abstract of a feature film, similar to a movietrailer. It selects clips from the original movie based on detection of special events like dialogs, shots, explosions and text occurrences, and on general action indicators applied to scenes. These clips are then assembled to form a video trailer using a model of editing. Additional clips, audio pieces, images and text, which are also retrieved from the original video for their content, are added to produce a multimedia abstract. The collection of multime dia objects is presented on an HTML-page.


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