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EPSRC Reference: GR/M84183/01
Title: AUTOMATED FILM ANALYSIS FOR INDEXING, ARCHIVING AND EDITING
Principal Investigator: Thomas, Professor B
Other Investigators:
May, Professor M Bull, Professor D Campbell, Dr N
Calway, Dr AD May, Professor D
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
BBC Broadcast Film & Video Communication Arts
Crown Business Communications Ltd SGI
Department: Computer Science
Organisation: University of Bristol
Scheme: LINK
Starts: 01 October 2000 Ends: 30 September 2003 Value (£): 183,800
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Image & Vision Computing Intelligent & Expert Systems
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Information Technologies Creative Industries
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Dealin effectively with very large quantities of film and video material is becoming an increasing problem in the broadcast industry. This is particularly true where archived material is concerned. The process of cataloguing and reusing is highly labour intensive and there is an urgent need for automated and semi automated approaches to these tasksin order to exploit valuable material that is currently being under utilised. The aim of this project is to develop a system which will provide a high level of automation to the process of editing and archiving film material. It will use image analysis techniques to extract automatically a description of the film or video which will allow a rapid visualisation of its content, hence significantly improving the performance and productivity of editors and archivists. The system will also produce an index of the mediacontent which can be stored along with the film in a database toi enable content , hence significantly improving the performance and productivity of editors and archivists. The system will also produce an index of the media content which can be stored along with the film in a database to enable content-based retrieval of film footage. By addressing issues in both film editing and archiving simultaneously, the system will assist in the entire production process and provide a near seamless interface between raw and archived material, a feature that will make it attractive to the brioadcast industry as a whole.
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