Fast compressed domain motion detection in H.264 video streams for video surveillance applications

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2009



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This paper presents a novel approach to fast motion detection in H.264/MPEG-4 advanced video coding (AVC) compressed video streams for IP video surveillance systems. The goal is to develop algorithms which may be useful in a real-life industrial perspective by facilitating the processing of large numbers of video streams on a single server. The focus of the work is on using the information in coded video streams to reduce the computational complexity and memory requirements, which translates into reduced hardware requirements and costs. The devised algorithm detects and segments activity based on motion vectors embedded in the video stream without requiring a full decoding and reconstruction of video frames. To improve the robustness to noise, a confidence measure based on temporal and spatial clues is introduced to increase the probability of correct detection. The algorithm was tested on indoor surveillance H.264 sequences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, AVSS
Publication date2009
ISBN (print)978-0-7695-3718-4
StatePublished - 2009


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance
Period01/01/2009 → …

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