Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

M. Wrulich, L. Superiori, O. Nemethova, M. Rupp:
"A Robust Preprocessing Algorithm for Low-Resolution Soccer Videos";
Talk: ACM Multimedia 2007, Deutschland, Augsburg; 09-28-2007; in: "Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia 2007", (2007), 6 pages.

English abstract:
Multimedia transmissions, especially of sport events, are an important share of the services offered by mobile network operators. Due to limited capacity, lossy compression codecs have to be used, inducing a significant quality degradation. The quality impairments can particularly be observed in soccer games, when the ball is blurred or even totally disappears on low-resolution user terminals. We present a suitable preprocessing of the original video by means of ball sharpening or enlarging in the original video sequence to avoid problems caused by resolution down-sampling and compression. The
proposed system includes a novel initial ball-recognition algorithm and an improved ball-trajectory tracking. Our proposed algorithm runs robustly and is computational very economical.

Visual Content Analysis, Image Processing, Ball Tracking, Recognition, Segmentation

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