Ice-hockey puck detection and tracking for video highlighting


Yakut M., Kehtarnavaz N.

SIGNAL IMAGE AND VIDEO PROCESSING, cilt.10, ss.527-533, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11760-015-0764-6
  • Dergi Adı: SIGNAL IMAGE AND VIDEO PROCESSING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.527-533

Özet

Detection and tracking of ice-hockey pucks are of interest to sports industry as it allows puck highlighting during broadcast. This paper presents the first attempt at using image processing to detect and track ice-hockey pucks. The technique developed consists of using three pieces of information in ice-hockey video frames. A combination of adaptive gray-level thresholding, adaptive temporal thresholding, and trajectory constraints is used to detect and track pucks. The analysis performed indicates the difficulties of this detection problem when using ice-hockey broadcast video sequences. A comparison of the developed technique is provided with table tennis broadcast video sequences to demonstrate its effectiveness.