Computer scientists invent technique to automatically cut boring part from long videos

Computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have invented a technique that can automatically edit videos cutting out the boring parts and leaving the good parts.

Called LiveLight, this algorithm constantly evaluates action in the video, looking for visual novelty and ignoring repetitive or event-less sequences, to create a highlight that enables the video watcher to get the gist of what happened. What is created is a miniature video preview. Although the results are not yet up to the quality of a professionally edited video, it can assist people to quickly review a long video such as from a security camera feed or to create a trailer for your Gopro video.

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