Low complexity content-aware video retargeting for mobile devices

Hyeong Min Nam, Keun Yung Byun, Jae Yun Jeong, Kang Sun Choi, Sung Jea Ko

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In this paper, a low complexity content-aware video retargeting method suitable for mobile multimedia devices is presented. We propose two types of energy functions for intra- and inter-frames to obtain the pixel significance in the video frames. Since the energy functions are defined using only the compressed-domain information such as discrete cosine transform (DCT) coefficients and motion vectors (MVs), instead of fully decoded pixel domain information, the spatiotemporal energy map can be constructed without excessive computations. Based on the proposed energy function, we also introduce a fast seam carving method for mobile devices that carves out the onedimensional (1-D) seams without annoying artifacts such as jitter and flicker, taking into account the object motion based on MVs. Experimental results show that the proposed video retargeting scheme can achieve high subjective quality with significantly reduced computational loads as compared with existing methods1.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5439143
Pages (from-to)182-189
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (No. 2009-0080547).

Funding Information:
1This research was supported by Seoul Future Contents Convergence (SFCC) Cluster established by Seoul R&BD Program (No. 10570).


  • Compressed domain processing
  • Content-aware
  • Low complexity
  • Seam carving
  • Video retargeting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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