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Identifying film takes for cinematic analysis

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posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by B Truong, Svetha VenkateshSvetha Venkatesh, C Dorai
In this paper, we focus on the ‘reverse editing’ problem in movie analysis, i.e., the extraction of film takes, original camera shots that a film editor extracts and arranges to produce a finished scene. The ability to disassemble final scenes and shots into takes is essential for nonlinear browsing, content annotation and the extraction of higher order cinematic constructs from film. In this work, we investigate agglomerative hierachical clustering methods along with different similarity metrics and group distances for this task, and demonstrate our findings with 10 movies.



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2003, IEEE

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ICME 2003 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo