Video Stylization for Digital Ambient Displays of Home Movies
Tinghuai Wang, John Collomosse, D Slatter, P Cheatle and D Greig
In: ACM NPAR 2010, Annecy, France(2010).
Falling hardware costs have prompted an explosion in casual video capture by domestic users. Yet, this video is infrequently accessed post-capture and often lies dormant on users' PCs. We present a system to breathe life into home video repositories, drawing upon artistic stylization to create a "Digital Ambient Display" that automatically selects, stylizes and transitions between videos in a semantically meaningful sequence. We present a novel algorithm based on multi-label graph cut for segmenting video into temporally coherent region maps. These maps are used to both stylize video into cartoons and paintings, and measure visual similarity between frames for smooth sequence transitions. We demonstrate coherent segmentation and stylization over a variety of home videos.