Discriminative Techniques for Keyframe Selection

Abstract

A convenient representation of a video segment is a single keyframe. Keyframes are widely used in applications such as non-linear browsing and video editing. With existing methods of keyframe selection, similar video segments result in very similar keyframes, with the drawback that actual differences between the segments may be obscured. We present methods for keyframe selection based on two criteria: capturing the similarity to the represented segment, and
preserving the differences from other segment keyframes, so that different segments will have visually distinct representations. We present two discriminative keyframe
selection methods, and an example of experimental results.