‘Seam carving’ photo resizing now for video

Posted by Stephen Shankland
November 19, 2007 4:00 AM PST, c|net News

MONTEREY, Calif.—In August, researchers unveiled a new way of shrinking or expanding photos called seam carving. Now it turns out the technique applies to video, too.

Ariel Shamir, a senior lecturer at the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science in Israel and a visiting scientist with Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, showed off the technique at the 6sight digital-imaging conference… The technology analyzes a picture for vertical or horizontal “seams”—the term the researchers use to describe a path traversing the photo where pixels are most like their neighbors and therefore least likely to be missed.

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