Neural Computing and Applications

, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 507–514 | Cite as

A motion location based video watermarking scheme using ICA to extract dynamic frames

  • Zhaowan Sun
  • Ju Liu
  • Jiande Sun
  • Xinghua Sun
  • Jie Ling
ISNN 2008


In this paper, we propose a novel video watermarking scheme based on motion location. In the proposed scheme, independent component analysis is used to extract a dynamic frame from two successive frames of original video, and the motion is located by using the variance of 8 × 8 block in the extracted dynamic frame. Then according to the located motion, we choose a corresponding region in the former frame of the two successive frames, where watermark is embedded by using the quantization index modulation algorithm. The procedure above is repeated until each frame of the video (excluding the last one) is watermarked. The simulations show that the proposed scheme has a good performance to resist Gaussian noising, MPEG2 compression, frame dropping, frame cropping, etc.


Video watermarking Motion location ICA QIM Watson’s perceptual model 



This work is supported by Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University Education Ministry of China (NCET-05-0582), the Excellent Youth Scientist Award Foundation of Shandong Province (No. 2007BS01023; No. 2007BS01006), the Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education (No. 20050422017), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 60872024), Cultivation Fund of the Key Scientific and Technical Innovation Project (NO. 708059) and Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (No. Y2007G04).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information Science and EngineeringShandong UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China

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