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DFD based scene segmentation for H.263 video sequences

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISCAS, Image and Video Processing, Multimedia and Communications
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages520 - 523
ISBN (Print)0780354710
StatePublished - May 1999
EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1999 - Orlando, Florida, United States


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1999
Abbreviated titleISCAS '99
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida
Period1/05/99 → …


Content based indexing and retrieval of video is becoming increasingly important in many applications. Identifying scene changes and special effects in a video scene is an essential pre-requisite for indexing. In this paper, a sudden scene change detection algorithm for H.263 video sequences is proposed. This method uses the number of intra-coded macroblocks and displaced frame difference (DFD) signal of the video signal. Experimental results show that the performance of this algorithm is independent of the encoder threshold. Furthermore, this algorithm is capable of detecting abrupt scene changes accurately even if the video sequence contains special effects

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: Authors would like to express their gratitude and sincere appreciation to the University of Bristol and CVCP for providing financial support for this work Terms of use: Copyright © 1999 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1999 (ISCAS '99). This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.


IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1999

Abbreviated titleISCAS '99
Duration1 May 1999 → …
CityOrlando, Florida
CountryUnited States

Event: Conference

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