Multi-Stream Dynamic Video Summarization

Mohamed Elfeki, Liqiang Wang, Ali Borji; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2022, pp. 339-349


With vast amounts of video content being uploaded to the Internet every minute, video summarization becomes critical for efficient browsing, searching, and indexing of visual content. Nonetheless, the spread of social and egocentric cameras creates an abundance of sparse scenarios captured by several devices, and ultimately required to be jointly summarized. In this paper, we discuss the problem of summarizing videos recorded independently by several dynamic cameras that intermittently share the field of view. We present a robust framework that (a) identifies a diverse set of important events among moving cameras that often are not capturing the same scene, and (b) selects the most representative view(s) at each event to be included in a universal summary. Due to the lack of an applicable alternative, we collected a new multi-view egocentric dataset, Multi-Ego. Our dataset is recorded simultaneously by three cameras, covering a wide variety of real-life scenarios. The footage is annotated by multiple individuals under various summarization configurations, with a consensus analysis ensuring a reliable ground truth. We conduct extensive experiments on the compiled dataset in addition to three other standard benchmarks that show the robustness and the advantage of our approach in both supervised and unsupervised settings. Additionally, we show that our approach learns collectively from data of varied number-of-views and orthogonal to other summarization methods, deeming it scalable and generic. Our materials will be made publicly available.

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@InProceedings{Elfeki_2022_WACV, author = {Elfeki, Mohamed and Wang, Liqiang and Borji, Ali}, title = {Multi-Stream Dynamic Video Summarization}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)}, month = {January}, year = {2022}, pages = {339-349} }