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MPEG-4 Authoring Tool Using Moving Object Segmentation and Tracking in Video Shots

  • Petros Daras1, 2Email author,
  • Ioannis Kompatsiaris2,
  • Ilias Grinias3,
  • Georgios Akrivas4,
  • Georgios Tziritas3,
  • Stefanos Kollias4 and
  • Michael G. Strintzis5, 2
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20032003:916782

Received: 29 April 2002

Published: 18 August 2003


An Authoring tool for the MPEG-4 multimedia standard integrated with image sequence analysis algorithms is described. MPEG-4 offers numerous capabilities and is expected to be the future standard for multimedia applications. However, the implementation of these capabilities requires a complex authoring process, employing many different competencies from image sequence analysis and encoding of audio/visual/BIFS to the implementation of different delivery scenarios: local access on CD/DVD-ROM, Internet, or broadcast. However powerful the technologies underlying multimedia computing are, the success of these systems depends on their ease of authoring. In this paper, a novel Authoring tool fully exploiting the object-based coding and 3D synthetic functionalities of the MPEG-4 standard is described. It is based upon an open and modular architecture able to progress with MPEG-4 versions and it is easily adaptable to newly emerging better and higher-level authoring and image sequence analysis features.


MPEG-4Authoring toolsimage sequence analysis

Authors’ Affiliations

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, The Polytechnic Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI)
Computer Science Department, University of Crete
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


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