Hannes Fassold

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—In this paper, a no-reference perceptual sharpness metric based on a statistical analysis of local edge gradients is presented. The method takes properties of the human visual system into account. Based on perceptual properties, a relationship between the extracted statistical features and the metric score is established to form a Perceptual Sharpness(More)
The SIFT algorithm is one of the most popular feature extraction methods and therefore widely used in all sort of video analysis tasks like instance search and duplicate/ near-duplicate detection. We present an efficient GPU implementation of the SIFT descriptor extraction algorithm using CUDA. The major steps of the algorithm are presented and for each(More)
The event synchronisation task addresses the problem of aligning media (i.e., photo and video) streams (" galleries ") from different users temporally and identifying coherent events in the streams. Our approach uses the visual similarity of image/key frame pairs based on full matching of SIFT de-scriptors with geometric verification. Based on the visual(More)
—Automatic quality control for audiovisual media is an important tool in the media production process. In this paper we present tools for assessing the quality of audiovisual content in order to decide about the reusability of archive content. We first discuss automatic detectors for the common impairments noise and grain, video breakups, sharpness, image(More)
A significant amount of work in film and video preservation is dedicated to quality assessment of the content to be archived or re-used out of the archive. This paper proposes automatic content analysis algorithms which reduce manual inspection time in software based preservation environments. We list the requirements for such algorithms and tools and show(More)
Media capture of live events such as concerts can be improved by including user generated content. In this paper we propose methods for visual quality analysis on mobile devices, in order to provide direct feedback to the contributing user about the quality of the captured content and avoid wasting bandwidth and battery for uploading/streaming low-quality(More)