Spider: A system for finding 3D video copies

Naghmeh Khodabakhshi, Mohamed Hefeeda

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This article presents a novel content-based copy detection system for 3D videos. The system creates compact and robust depth and visual signatures from the 3D videos. Then, signature of a query video is compared against an indexed database of reference videos' signatures. The system returns a score, using both spatial and temporal characteristics of videos, indicating whether the query video matches any video in the reference video database, and in case of matching, which portion of the reference video matches the query video. Analysis shows that the system is efficient, both computationally and storage-wise. The system can be used, for example, by video content owners, video hosting sites, and third-party companies to find illegally copied 3D videos. We implemented Spider, a complete realization of the proposed system, and conducted rigorous experiments on it. Our experimental results show that the proposed system can achieve high accuracy in terms of precision and recall even if the 3D videos are subjected to several transformations at the same time. For example, the proposed system yields 100% precision and recall when copied videos are parts of original videos, and more than 90% precision and recall when copied videos are subjected to different individual transformations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2422963
JournalACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013



  • Algorithms
  • Experimentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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