On a method to eliminate moving shadows in video sequences

Mitra, Bhargav Kumar, Birch, Philip, Kypraios, Ioannis, Young, Rupert and Chatwin, Chris (2008) On a method to eliminate moving shadows in video sequences. In: Optical and Digital Image Processing; Strasbourg; 7 April 2008 through 9 April 2008.

Full text not available from this repository.


We present a simple computational model that works in the RGB colour space to detect moving shadow pixels in video sequences of indoor scenes, illuminated in each case by an incandescent source. A channel ratio test for shadows cast on some common indoor surfaces is proposed that can be appended to the developed scheme so as to reduce the otherwise high false detection rate. The core method, based on a Lambertian hypothesis, has been adapted to work well for near-matte surfaces by suppressing highlights. The results reported, based on an extensive data analysis conducted on some of the crucial parameters involved in the model, not only bring out the subtle details of the parameters, but also remove the ad hoc nature of the chosen thresholds to a certain extent. The method has been tested on various indoor video sequences; the results obtained indicate that it can be satisfactorily used to mark or eliminate the strong portion of the foreground shadow region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Bhargav Mitra
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:06
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29509
📧 Request an update