Global Motion Fourier Series Expansion for Video Indexing and Retrieval

  • E. Bruno
  • D. Pellerin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1929)


This paper describes a new framework for global motion fea- ture extraction and presents a video indexing and retrieval application. Optical ow between two frames is expanded, directly from the image derivatives, in a Fourier series. This technique provides a good global motion representation over a few Fourier components. These Fourier components are relevant to discriminate complex motions, such as human activities. Results of indexing and retrieval on a database of human activities sequences are presented.


Video Sequence Motion Estimation Fourier Component Global Motion Fourier Series Expansion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Bruno
    • 1
  • D. Pellerin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.INPGLaboratoire des Images et des Signaux (LIS)Grenoble CedexFrance
  2. 2.ISTGUniversité Joseph FourierGrenobleFrance

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