Object Tracking And Elimination Using Lod Edge Maps Generated from Modified Canny Edge Maps


KIPS Transactions on Computer and Communication Systems, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 171-182, Mar. 2007
10.3745/KIPSTB.2007.14.3.171, Full Text:

Abstract

We propose a simple method for tracking a nonparameterized subject contour in a single video stream with a moving camera and changing background. Then we present a method to eliminate the tracked contour object by replacing with the background scene we get from other frame. First we track the object using LOD (Level-of-Detail) canny edge maps, then we generate background of each image frame and replace the tracked object in a scene by a background image from other frame that is not occluded by the tracked object. Our tracking method is based on level-of-detail (LOD) modified Canny edge maps and graph-based routing operations on the LOD maps. We get more edge pixels along LOD hierarchy. Our accurate tracking is based on reducing effects from irrelevant edges by selecting the stronger edge pixels, thereby relying on the current frame edge pixel as much as possible. The first frame background scene is determined by camera motion, camera movement between two image frames, and other background scenes are computed from the previous background scenes. The computed background scenes are used to eliminate the tracked object from the scene. In order to remove the tracked object, we generate approximated background for the first frame. Background images for subsequent frames are based on the first frame background or previous frame images. This approach is based on computing camera motion. Our experimental results show that our method works nice for moderate camera movement with small object shape changes.


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Cite this article
[IEEE Style]
J. H. Park, Y. D. Jang, D. H. Lee, J. K. Lee and M. O. Ham, "Object Tracking And Elimination Using Lod Edge Maps Generated from Modified Canny Edge Maps," KIPS Journal B (2001 ~ 2012) , vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 171-182, 2007. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTB.2007.14.3.171.

[ACM Style]
Ji Hun Park, Yung Dae Jang, Dong Hun Lee, Jong Kwan Lee, and Mi Ok Ham. 2007. Object Tracking And Elimination Using Lod Edge Maps Generated from Modified Canny Edge Maps. KIPS Journal B (2001 ~ 2012) , 14, 3, (2007), 171-182. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTB.2007.14.3.171.