Automatic retrieval of visual continuity errors in movies

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Automatic retrieval of visual continuity errors in movies
Continuity errors occur in many movies and television series, in spite of careful checking by those employed to minimise them. In this work we develop a scheme for automatically detecting these errors and producing a ranked list of the most likely inconsistencies, working from a commercial DVD release. We use the editing structure of the movie to detect pairs of shots within a scene that might have arisen from different takes, and thus are possible candidates for continuity errors. These pairs are then registered and examined for differences that lack an obvious cause – suppressing changes arising from humans and other moving objects by using upper body detectors and trackers. The result is a ranked list of possible continuity errors for the movie. We show discovered errors for a number of feature length movies including relatively recent releases, such as ‘Love Actually’ (Curtis, 2003) and classics, such as ‘Pretty Woman’ (Marshall, 1990). We discover mistakes that have p...
Lyndsey C. Pickup, Andrew Zisserman
Added 02 Sep 2010
Updated 02 Sep 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CIVR
Authors Lyndsey C. Pickup, Andrew Zisserman
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