Shot Classification in Broadcast Soccer Video

Xiaofeng Tong, Qingshan Liu, Hanqing Lu


In this paper, we present an effective hierarchical shot classification scheme for broadcast soccer video. We first partition a video into replay and non-replay shots with replay logo detection. Then, non-replay shots are further classified into Long, Medium, Close-up or Out-field types with color and texture features based on a decision tree. We tested the method on real broadcast FIFA soccer videos, and the experimental results demonstrate its effectiveness..


Shot classification; Replay detection; Sports video

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