Video-object segmentation using multi-sprite background subtraction

D.S. Farin, P.H.N. With, de, W.W.J. Effelsberg

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The background subtraction algorithm is a frequently-used object segmentation technique because of its algorithmic simplicity. However, we show that for general rotational camera-motion, it is impractical or even impossible to use a single background image. As a solution, we propose to use multi-sprite backgrounds which enables processing of arbitrary rotational camera-motion. This paper describes a complete video-object segmentation system employing multi-sprites. The system generates object masks and background sprites that are compatible with the MPEG-4 object-oriented video-coding tools. Good segmentation results are also obtained for sequences, which cannot be processed with ordinary background images.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8604-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2004) - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 27 Jun 200430 Jun 2004


Conference2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2004)
Abbreviated titleICME 2004


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