Concurrent transition and shot detection in football videos using Fuzzy Logic

TitleConcurrent transition and shot detection in football videos using Fuzzy Logic
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsRefaey MA, Elsayed KM, Hanafy SM, Davis LS
Conference NameImage Processing (ICIP), 2009 16th IEEE International Conference on
Date Published2009/11//
Keywordsanalysis;inference, boundary;shot, Color, colour, detection;sports, functions;shot, histogram;concurrent, logic;image, logic;inference, mechanism;intensity, mechanisms;sport;video, processing;, processing;videonanalysis;fuzzy, signal, transition;edgeness;football, variance;membership, video;video, videos;fuzzy

Shot detection is a fundamental step in video processing and analysis that should be achieved with high degree of accuracy. In this paper, we introduce a unified algorithm for shot detection in sports video using fuzzy logic as a powerful inference mechanism. Fuzzy logic overcomes the problems of hard cut thresholds and the need to large training data used in previous work. The proposed algorithm integrates many features like color histogram, edgeness, intensity variance, etc. Membership functions to represent different features and transitions between shots have been developed to detect different shot boundary and transition types. We address the detection of cut, fade, dissolve, and wipe shot transitions. The results show that our algorithm achieves high degree of accuracy.