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This paper presents a public video watermarking algorithm, whose robustness depends on the embedding energy, which must be limited due to the degradation of video sequence caused by the same watermark signal. The proposed algorithm embeds a perceptually recognizable binary pattern, such as owner's logotype. Firstly the video sequences are segmented by each scene, and then the binary watermark pattern is embedded into Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) domain of the randomly selected scene blocks. To increase the security of the proposed scheme, the biary watermark pattern is mapped to a noise like binary pattern using a chaotic mixing method, before its embedding. Simulation results show the watermark imperceptibility and robustness against several attacks, such as noise contamination, frame dropping, frame averaging and frame swapping; the evaluation results also show that the extracted watermark pattern is sufficiently clear, although the watermarked video sequence may suffered several attacks.
Latin America Transactions, IEEE (Revista IEEE America Latina) (Volume:8 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication: June 2010