Semi-automated Magnification of Small Motions in Videos

  • M. Sushma
  • Anubha Gupta
  • Jayanthi Sivaswamy
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8251)


In this paper, we present a semi-automated method to magnify small motions in videos. This method amplifies invisible or hidden motions in videos. To achieve motion magnification, we process the spatial and temporal information obtained from the video itself. Advantage of this work is that it is application independent. Proposed technique estimates required parameters to get desirable results. We demonstrate performance on 9 different videos. Motion magnification performance is equivalent to existing manual methods.


Motion Magnification Time Frequency Analysis Stockwell Transform Automated Process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Sushma
    • 1
  • Anubha Gupta
    • 2
  • Jayanthi Sivaswamy
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Visual Information TechnologyIIIT HyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Signal Processing and Communications Research CenterIIIT HyderabadIndia

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