VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM

  • US 20120076357A1
  • Filed: 09/22/2011
  • Published: 03/29/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/24/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A video processing apparatus, comprising:

  • an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of video streams each including moving picture data items and sound data items;

    a first extraction unit configured to analyze at least one of the moving picture data items and the sound data items for each video stream, and to extract a feature value from the analyzed one, the feature value indicating a common feature between the plurality of video streams;

    a generation unit configured to generate a plurality of segments by dividing each of the video streams in accordance with change in the feature value, and to generate associated segment groups by associating a plurality of segments between different video streams, each associated segment included in the associated segment groups having a similarity of feature value between the segments greater than or equal to a first threshold value;

    a second extraction unit configured to extract, from the associated segment groups, one or more common video segment groups in which number of associated segments is greater than or equal to a second threshold value, the number of the associated segments being number of different video streams each including the associated segment which corresponds each of the associated segment groups;

    a computation unit configured to compute a summarization score indicating a degree of suitability for including a segment of the common video segment group in a summarized video created from a part of the video streams, the summarization score varying with time and being based on the feature value extracted at least one of the moving picture data items and the sound data items; and

    a selection unit configured to select summarization segments to be used for the summarized video from the common video segment groups based on the summarization score.

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