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CMU System Lets You Get To the Good Parts of Video, Fast

Unknown Lamer posted about 3 months ago | from the my-videos-are-coming-up-blank dept.

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coondoggie (973519) writes "While Video has become ubiquitous thanks mostly to smartphones it doesn't mean you want to actually watch all of it. Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists say they have invented a video highlighting technique called LiveLight that can automatically pick out action in videos shot by smartphones, GoPro cameras, or Google Glass users."

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I do this using host files ... apk (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47328645)

This system is stupid when you can accomplish the same thing by modifying your host file ... apk

You need an app for that? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47328669)

Haven't been watching enough pron, have you?

Re:You need an app for that? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47328833)

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now with hardware acceleration (1)

Trepidity (597) | about 3 months ago | (#47328725)

Looking forward to when you'll be able to efficiently scan huge volumes of smartphone video for the interesting segments, using hardware-accelerated NOOP technology.

Re:now with hardware acceleration (1)

TeknoHog (164938) | about 3 months ago | (#47328849)

Perchance the future advancements in AI will enable the distillation of audiovisual gobbledygook back into text.

Does it work on movies? (1)

myoparo (933550) | about 3 months ago | (#47328727)

It'd be nice to have this for watching movies and TV shows. There's only probably 15 minutes worth of good content in any given TV episode, and maybe 30 minutes in a movie!

Re:Does it work on movies? (1)

TeknoHog (164938) | about 3 months ago | (#47328889)

Yeah, because action is synonym for good. In case you feel like scoffing at the altitude of my eyebrows, consider the penis joke in the latest Silicon Valley episode -- all talk, a few diagrams, and hardly (pun intended) any action. (I almost used "epic" there, but even with this high point (pun intended) in recent TV topography, I doubt there will be Vikings writing sagas about it in the next 1000 years.)

Re:Does it work on movies? (2)

Dahamma (304068) | about 3 months ago | (#47330483)

No, action is synonym for porn.

Re:Does it work on movies? (1)

fizzer06 (1500649) | about 3 months ago | (#47328907)

It seems attention spans get shorter all of the time.

Re:Does it work on movies? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47329023)

Attention spans what?

Re:Does it work on movies? (2)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about 3 months ago | (#47330223)

Squirrel!

Re:Does it work on movies? (2)

grep -v '.*' * (780312) | about 3 months ago | (#47329137)

It seems attention spans get shorter all of the time.

No, they d

Re:Does it work on movies? (1)

smart_ass (322852) | about 3 months ago | (#47330363)

More than movies, Football and Soccer games and who could leave out porn in a discussion of this nature.

Sad (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47328751)

Sad to live in a world were thinking about how they'll use that for surveillance is obligatory.

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Re:Usenet is the new Slashdot (1)

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If you hate ./ so much, there is soylentnews.org and pipedot.org.....just saying....

Boobies? (2)

fatquack (538774) | about 3 months ago | (#47328777)

Does it get me to the part with the boobies?

Re:Boobies? (4, Funny)

PPH (736903) | about 3 months ago | (#47329277)

Yes. Here you go [imgur.com]

Re:Boobies? (1)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about 3 months ago | (#47330235)

Elephants are bigger in person!

Does it filter out ads? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47328875)

Think about it... A good algorithm should be smart enough to filter out unwanted content such as ads :)

Re:Does it filter out ads? (1)

uCallHimDrJ0NES (2546640) | about 3 months ago | (#47328891)

Think about it... A good algorithm should be smart enough to filter out unwanted content such as ads :)

I'm thinking about it. Does it filter out product placement? Does Rocky still buy the chicken?

Reminds me of the Dubner Scene Stealer (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47329039)

pretty amazing tech for 1994, though this CMU development is obviously doing it in a much more sophisticated way, similar to analysis done for video compression

Reminds me of the Dubner Scene Stealer (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47329073)

forgot to add a link to the SS [dubner.com]

"automatically pick out action in videos shot by" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47329297)

What does the device used to record have to do with it?

FTA:

“A particularly cool application is using LiveLight to automatically digest videos from, say, GoPro or Google Glass, and quickly upload thumbnail trailers to social media. The summarization process thus avoids generating costly Internet data charges and tedious manual editing on long videos. This application, along with the surveillance camera auto-summarization, is now being developed for the retail market by PanOptus Inc., a startup founded by the inventors of LiveLight,” the researchers stated.

Oh so they want to pitch it to those particular users. As well as for police dashcams, etc.

LOL .... (1)

gstoddart (321705) | about 3 months ago | (#47329843)

So many rule #34 jokes, so little time.

The Wadsworth Constant (1)

anomalous3 (1564795) | about 3 months ago | (#47330737)

This already exists; the first 30% of any video can be skipped because it contains no interesting content. Indeed, you can append "&wadsworth=1" to the end of any YouTube video URL to load the video 30% in. No algorithm is really necessary, though I suppose wadsworth could be used as a starting point for a bidirectional search to speed up the algorithm if you really wanted to be sure.

Re:The Wadsworth Constant (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47331703)

This reminds me of the startup that claimed to have developed an algorithm that could provide lossless compression of any content, no exceptions, with reductions of at least 30 percent. That made a splash, but then people started asking what would happen when they re-apply their algorithm to content that's already compressed.

They quietly went out of business a couple months after their press release.

Will it work... (1)

Torp (199297) | about 3 months ago | (#47330833)

On Star Wars Episode VII?
I was going to say episode I, but it has already been done manually.
Also, how about a technology that skips whatever isn't from the book in the lord of the rings and hobbit movies?

I tried this on Youtube videos (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47331599)

But it returned error 52: no good parts found

Money Shots! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47333147)

CMU developed a money shot finder.

I really don't understand the switch to video... (1)

frank_adrian314159 (469671) | about 3 months ago | (#47334563)

Written material has much higher information density an is easier to peruse without annoying others. It's also more easily indexable and browsable. Still pictures embedded in the text can bring enhancement. Why are all of you people are thinking video is so great (and here I mean for transmission of information, not entertainment)?. Are even technical people too stupid to read any more? They must be from the proliferation of videos on technical web site (where most videos show random motion of heads talking anyway and show nothing other than the same examples they have in textual form, so it's better, right).

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