A New Shot Boundary Detection Algorithm

  • Dong Zhang
  • Wei Qi
  • Hong Jiang Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2195)


Shot is often used as basic unit for both analyzing and indexing video. In this paper, we present an algorithm for automatic shot detection. In our algorithm, we use a ‘flash model’ and a ‘cut model’ to deal with the false detection due to flashing lights. A technique for determining the threshold that uses the local window based method combined with reliability verify process is also developed. The experimental results of our method are very promising, improving the performance of shot detection.


Current Frame False Detection Threshold Selection Local Window Shot Boundary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dong Zhang
    • 1
  • Wei Qi
    • 1
  • Hong Jiang Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Microsoft ResearchChina

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