An implementation of flexible-playtime video skimming

Shigemi Aoyagi*, Ken'ich Kourai, Koji Sato, Toshihiro Takada, Toshiharu Sugawara, Rikio Onai

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we propose a new time-reduction method for video skimming in which the focus is on the overall playback time. While fast-forwarding is a natural way to check whether or not items are of interest, the sound is not synchronized with the images and the lack of comprehensible audio data means that we must work from the images alone. The focus in video summarization has been solely on video segmentation, i.e. building a structure that represents the parts and flow of meaning in the video. In our system, the user simply specifies the running time required for the summarized video. We describe the current state of our prototype system and its results in testing, which show how well it works.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-186
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventMultimedia Computing and Networking 2004 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Jan 212004 Jan 22


  • Evaluation by testers
  • Multimedia tools
  • Time reduction
  • Video browsing
  • Video skimming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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