Stabilization Technique for Region-of-Interest Trajectories Made from Video Watching Manipulations

Daisuke OCHI  Hideaki KIMATA  Yoshinori KUSACHI  Kosuke TAKAHASHI  Akira KOJIMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E97-D   No.2   pp.266-274
Publication Date: 2014/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E97.D.266
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Human-computer Interaction
camera trajectory,  ROI,  region of Interest,  video stabilization,  tablet manipulation,  

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Due to the recent progress made in camera and network environments, on-line video services enable people around the world to watch or share high-quality HD videos that can record a wider angle without losing objects' details in each image. As a result, users of these services can watch videos in different ways with different ROIs (Regions of Interest), especially when there are multiple objects in a scene, and thus there are few common ways for them to transfer their impressions for each scene directly. Posting messages is currently the usual way but it does not sufficiently enable all users to transfer their impressions. To transfer a user's impressions directly and provide users with a richer video watching experience, we propose a system that enables them to extract their favorite parts of videos as ROI trajectories through simple and intuitive manipulation of their tablet device. It also enables them to share a recorded trajectory with others after stabilizing it in a manner that should be satisfactory to every user. Using statistical analysis of user manipulations, we have demonstrated an approach to trajectory stabilization that can eliminate undesirable or uncomfortable elements due to tablet-specific manipulations. The system's validity has been confirmed by subjective evaluations.