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An Advanced Motion Detection Algorithm With Video Quality Analysis for Video Surveillance Systems

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1 Author(s)
Shih-Chia Huang ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Nat. Taipei Univ. of Technol., Taipei, Taiwan

Motion detection is the first essential process in the extraction of information regarding moving objects and makes use of stabilization in functional areas, such as tracking, classification, recognition, and so on. In this paper, we propose a novel and accurate approach to motion detection for the automatic video surveillance system. Our method achieves complete detection of moving objects by involving three significant proposed modules: a background modeling (BM) module, an alarm trigger (AT) module, and an object extraction (OE) module. For our proposed BM module, a unique two-phase background matching procedure is performed using rapid matching followed by accurate matching in order to produce optimum background pixels for the background model. Next, our proposed AT module eliminates the unnecessary examination of the entire background region, allowing the subsequent OE module to only process blocks containing moving objects. Finally, the OE module forms the binary object detection mask in order to achieve highly complete detection of moving objects. The detection results produced by our proposed (PRO) method were both qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed through visual inspection and for accuracy, along with comparisons to the results produced by other state-of-the-art methods. The analyses show that our PRO method has a substantially higher degree of efficacy, outperforming other methods by an metric accuracy rate of up to 53.43%.

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Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 1 )