Fast Object Segmentation in Unconstrained Video

Anestis Papazoglou, Vittorio Ferrari; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013, pp. 1777-1784


We present a technique for separating foreground objects from the background in a video. Our method is fast, fully automatic, and makes minimal assumptions about the video. This enables handling essentially unconstrained settings, including rapidly moving background, arbitrary object motion and appearance, and non-rigid deformations and articulations. In experiments on two datasets containing over 1400 video shots, our method outperforms a state-of-theart background subtraction technique [4] as well as methods based on clustering point tracks [6, 18, 19]. Moreover, it performs comparably to recent video object segmentation methods based on object proposals [14, 16, 27], while being orders of magnitude faster.

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author = {Papazoglou, Anestis and Ferrari, Vittorio},
title = {Fast Object Segmentation in Unconstrained Video},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2013}