Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#5724 new enhancement

customizable frame change detection

Reported by: dha4t Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: avfilter
Version: git-master Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


Proposed feature request for a frame change detection algorithm similar to "scene" but capable of comparing current frame to previously detected changed frame (or specified number of frames previous) rather than of consecutive frames in the video. This feature might also accept a "zoom" parameter to analyze the frame more granularly to detect localized changes (i.e., lecture capture slide annotations). The zoom parameter would divide the frame into a "square" grid and analyze each section of the grid individually. The algorithm could be passed the threshold value and return true once the threshold has been reached by any individual section, eliminating the need to further analyze the frame.

Possible command line:

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf "select='frame_change(threshold, ref_frame, zoom)'" -vsync vfr thumbnail%03d.jpg

double threshold [required]
0 = minimum change detected
1 = maximum change detected

int ref_frame [optional, default 0]
0 = reference frame is previously detected changed frame
1 = reference frame is 1 frame prior
30 = reference frame is 30 frames prior (to detect fades/dissolves)

int zoom [optional, default 1]
divides the frame into a grid with x rows and x columns and analyzes sections individually

I had high hopes of being able to do this myself but quickly learned I don't have the development skills necessary without really messing things up.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by cehoyos

  • Priority changed from normal to wish
  • Version changed from unspecified to git-master
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