The MPEG-7 standard provides a framework of standardized tools that can be used to describe and efficiently manage multimedia content. Visual descriptors include color, texture, shape and motion. In this paper, we address the hardware implementation of MPEG-7 motion descriptors using Handel-C. In particular, descriptors for motion intensity and spatial distribution of motion activity are generated and implemented.

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"Real-time video annotation using MPEG-7 motion activity descriptors," Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (MIXDES 2003). The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Held in Lodz, Poland: 26-28 June 2003. ©2003 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.ISBN:83-7283-095-9Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)


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