Video Segmentation with Background Motion Models

British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC)

By: Scott Wehrwein, Richard Szeliski

Abstract

Many of today’s most successful video segmentation methods use long-term feature trajectories as their first processing step. Such methods typically use spectral clustering to segment these trajectories, implicitly assuming that motion is translational in image space. In this paper, we explore the idea of explicitly fitting more general motion models in order to classify trajectories as foreground or background. We find that homographies are sufficient to model a wide variety of background motions found in real-world videos. Our simple approach achieves competitive performance on the DAVIS benchmark, while using techniques complementary to state-of-the-art approaches.