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Change detection is one of the most commonly encountered low-level tasks in computer vision and video processing. A plethora of algorithms have been developed to date, yet no widely accepted, realistic, large-scale video dataset exists for benchmarking different methods. Presented here is a unique change detection benchmark dataset consisting of nearly(More)
In this paper, we propose an efficient, robust, and fast method for the estimation of global motion from image sequences. The method is generic in that it can accommodate various global motion models, from a simple translation to an eight-parameter perspective model. The algorithm is hierarchical and consists of three stages. In the first stage, a low-pass(More)
Despite a significant growth in the last few years, the availability of 3D content is still dwarfed by that of its 2D counterpart. To close this gap, many 2D-to-3D image and video conversion methods have been proposed. Methods involving human operators have been most successful but also time-consuming and costly. Automatic methods, which typically make use(More)
This paper presents a new approach to the estimation of 2-D motion vector fields from time-varying images. The approach is stochastic both in its formulation and in the solution method. The formulation involves the specification of a deterministic structural model along ivith stochastic observation and motion field models. Two motion models are proposed: a(More)
Automatic recognition of human actions from video has been studied for many years. Although still very difficult in uncontrolled scenarios, it has been successful in more restricted settings (e.g., fixed viewpoint, no occlusions) with recognition rates approaching 100%. However, the best-performing methods are complex and computationally-demanding and thus(More)
Background subtraction is a powerful mechanism for detecting change in a sequence of images that finds many applications. The most successful background subtraction methods apply probabilistic models to background intensities evolving in time; nonparametric and mixture-of-Gaussians models are but two examples. The main difficulty in designing a robust(More)
Among 2D-to-3D image conversion methods, those involving human operators have been most successful but also time-consuming and costly. Automatic methods, that typically make use of a deterministic 3D scene model, have not yet achieved the same level of quality as they often rely on assumptions that are easily violated in practice. In this paper, we adopt(More)
The removal of unwanted, parasitic vibrations in a video sequence induced by camera motion is an essential part of video acquisition in industrial, military and consumer applications. In this paper, we present a new image processing method to remove such vibrations and reconstruct a video sequence void of sudden camera movements. Our approach to separating(More)