Salient Montages: Human-centric Video Summarization

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Salient Montages: Human-centric Video Summarization

The Salient Montages is a human-centric video summarization dataset from the paper [1].In [1], we present a novel method to generate salient montages from unconstrained videos, by finding montageable moments and identifying the salient people and actions to depict in each montage. Our method addresses the need for generating concise visualizations from the increasingly large number of videos being captured from portable devices. Our main contributions are (1) the process of finding salient people and moments to form a montage, and (2) the application of this method to videos taken in the wild where the camera moves freely. As such, we demonstrate results on head-mounted cameras, where the camera moves constantly, as well as on videos downloaded from YouTube. Our approach can operate on videos of any length; some will contain many montageable moments, while others may have none. We demonstrate that a novel montageability score can be used to retrieve results with relatively high precision which allows us to present high quality montages to users.[1] M. Sun, A. Farhadi, B. Taskar, and S. Seitz. Salient Montages from Unconstrained Videos ECCV, 2014.

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CategoriesVideo, Summarization, Montage, Saliency, Wearable, Human