Detection of Strong Shadows in Monochromatic Video Streams

  • Christian Bräuer-Burchardt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2749)


A new robust method to shadow detection applicable to moving object tracking tasks is presented. The information about existence and kind of shadows from the preceding images of the sequence is used to predict the properties of the shadows in the current image. Shadow points are identified by comparison to the expected shaded grey value using the shading function. The technique allows mainly the detection of strong shadows from direct sunlight.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Bräuer-Burchardt
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  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science, Digital Image Processing GroupFriedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany

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