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Fade-in and fade-out detection in video sequences using histograms

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Geneva
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages709 - 712
ISBN (Print)0780354826
StatePublished - May 2000
EventInternational Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Geneva, Switzerland


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Period1/05/00 → …


There is an increased need to extract key information automatically from video for the purposes of indexing, fast retrieval, and scene analysis. To support this vision, reliable scene change detection algorithms must be developed. Several algorithms have been proposed for both sudden and gradual scene change detection in uncompressed and compressed video. In this paper we present an algorithm for fade-in and fade-out scene change detection in both uncompressed and compressed video sequences using histograms. We use the properties of the fading operation and extract these features in the luminance histogram. Results show that the proposed algorithm can be used in both uncompressed and compressed video to detect fade regions with a high reliability and less computations

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: First author would like to express his gratitude and sincere appreciation to the University of Bristol and CVCP for providing financial support for this work. Terms of use: Copyright © 2000 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2000 (ISCAS 2000). 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.


International Symposium on Circuits and Systems

Duration1 May 2000 → …

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