Skip to content

Sudden scene change detection in MPEG-2 video sequences

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processings
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages259 - 264
ISBN (Print)0780356101
StatePublished - Sep 1999
Event3rd IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing - Copenhagen, Denmark


Conference3rd IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
Period1/09/99 → …


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 automatic indexing. This paper presents a real time algorithm, which can detect abrupt scene changes in the compressed domain. It is based on the number of interpolated macroblocks (MBs) for a given B-frame as the main feature since it expresses a measure of how strong the previous and future I or P (I/P) frames are correlated. Experimental results show that this algorithm can detect most abrupt scene changes in MPEG-2 compressed video

Additional information

Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: WAC Fernando 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 © 1999 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE 3rd Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, 1999. 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.


3rd IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing

Duration1 Sep 1999 → …

Event: Conference

Download statistics

No data available





View research connections

Related faculties, schools or groups