Method and apparatus for detecting scene changes in video using a histogram of frame differences

  • US 6,993,182 B2
  • Filed: 03/29/2002
  • Issued: 01/31/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of detecting a scene change in video, the method comprising the steps of:

  • calculating a difference between consecutive frames of the video producing a plurality of difference values;

    taking a histogram of the difference values;

    finding a characteristic value (Q) defining a predetermined range of the difference values; and

    detecting a scene change if the characteristic value (Q) exceeds a predetermined value.

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