Abstract— Marketing executives are among other groups who may be interested in matching a specific video commercial or other video clips within a certain broadcast channel. This paper presents an algorithm to recognize a certain video sequence within a live video stream. The algorithm features a way to create a small sized digital signature from of a target video clip. Uploading a number of these signatures into the proposed system to automatically watch a TV channel and record or mark the times any of the video clips in question have been displayed would save time, cost and efforts that would have been invested in such a job if done manually. The proposed algorithm is based on selecting key frames, processing these frames, and performing a number of comparisons that involve some image parameters.
Index Terms— Camera Cuts, Commercials, Image Processing, Multimedia, Scene Detection, Video Sequence.
Nael Hirzallah is with the Faculty of Information Technology, Applied Science University (Hirzallah@asu.edu.jo).
Cite: Nael Hirzallah , " A Novel Method to Search for Similar Video Clips within a TV Broadcast,"International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 540-543 , 2012.