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Automatic Style Transfer for Non-Linear Video Editing

CVPR 2021 AICCW (2021)


Non-linear video editing requires composing footage utilizing visual framing and temporal effects, which can be a time-consuming process. Often, editors borrow effects from existing creation and develop personal editing styles. In this paper, we propose an automatic approach that extracts editing styles in a source video and applies the edits to matched footage for video creation. Our Computer Vision based techniques detects framing, content type, playback speed, and lighting of each input video segment. By applying a combination of these features, we demonstrate an effective method that transfers the visual and temporal styles from professionally edited videos to unseen raw footage. Our experiments with real-world input videos received positive feedback from survey participants.

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