There has been much work concentrated on creating accurate shot boundary detection algorithms in recent years. However a truly accurate method of cut detection still eludes researchers in general. In this work we present a scheme based on stable feature tracking for inter frame differencing. Furthermore, we present a method to stabilize the differences and automatically detect a global threshold to achieve a high detection rate. We compare our scheme against other cut detection techniques on a variety of data sources that have been specifically selected because of the difficulties they present due to quick motion, highly edited sequences and computer-generated effects.

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Whitehead, A, Bose, P, & Laganiere, R. (Robert). (2004). Feature Based Cut Detection with Automatic Threshold Selection.