Virtual Halo Effect Using Graph-Cut Based Video Segmentation

Sungchan OH  Hyug-Jae LEE  Gyeonghwan KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E96-D   No.11   pp.2492-2495
Publication Date: 2013/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E96.D.2492
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Processing and Video Processing
video segmentation,  video editing,  graph-cut,  virtual halo effect,  

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This letter presents a method of adding a virtual halo effect to an object of interest in video sequences. A modified graph-cut segmentation algorithm extracts object layers. The halo is modeled by the accumulation of gradually changing Gaussians. With a synthesized blooming effect, the experimental results show that the proposed method conveys realistic halo effect.