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Fast-Forward Methods for Egocentric Videos: A Review


The emergence of low-cost, high-quality personal wearable cameras combined with a large and increasing storage capacity of video-sharing websites have evoked a growing interest in first-person videos. A First-Person Video is usually composed of monotonous long-running unedited streams captured by a device attached to the user body, which makes it visually unpleasant and tedious to watch. Thus, there is a rise in the need to provide quick access to the information therein. In the last few years, a popular approach to retrieve the information from videos is to produce a short version of the input video by creating a video summary; however, this approach disrupts the temporal context of the recording. Fast-Forward is another approach that creates a shorter version of the video preserving the video context by increasing its playback speed. Although Fast-Forward methods keep the recording story, they do not consider the semantic load of the input video. The Semantic Fast-Forward approach creates a shorter version of First-Person Videos dealing with both video context and emphasis of the relevant portions to keep the semantic load of the input video. In this paper, we present a review of the representative methods in both fast-forward and semantic fast-forward methods and discuss the future directions of the area.

In 2019 32nd SIBGRAPI Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images Tutorials (SIBGRAPI-T).