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VideoAnnEx Annotation Tool

FAQ


  • How do I access a specific shot in the video?
Go to the Shots in the Video Views Panel to display all the shot key frames in the video.
Double-click on the shot image in this Views Panel that you would like to go to.
The new current shot will be played back in the Video Playback window.
The corresponding key frame will be displayed on the Key Frame window of the Shot Annotation module.
  • How can I designate a new key frame for a shot?
Go to the shot in which you want to modify the key frame. [see above]
Go to the Frames in the Shot Views Panel to display all the representative I-frames in the current shot. Double-click on the image in this Views Panel that you would like to designate as the new key frame. The new key frame will be displayed on the Key Frame window of the Shot Annotation module.
  • Can I use a customized video segmentation list?
Yes, the annotation tool allows users to load in any shots file. Open the video sequence.  <File>  <Open> Specify video filename. Designate a different shots list.  <File>  <Load Shot List>  Specify a new shots filename.
  • How can I modify the annotations for a shot?
Go to the Shots in the Video Views Panel to display all the shot key frames in the video. Go to the shot in which you want to modify the annotation. [see above]
The annotated descriptions will appear below each shot key frame image in this Views Panel. The corresponding descriptions will appear in the annotation lexicon of the Shot Annotation module with check marks. Click on the existing check marks of the corresponding boxes for those annotations that you would like to delete. Click on the corresponding boxes for those annotations that you would like to add. Click <OK> when done modifying this shot.
  • How do I review the annotations for a video?
Open the video sequence.  <File>  <Open>  Specify video filename. Load shots list.  Use default shot filename or specify a different one. [see above] Open annotation descriptions.  File> Load MPEG-7 XML>  Specify XML filename. Go to the Shots in the Video Views Panel to display all the shot key frames in the video. The annotated descriptions will appear below each shot key frame image in this Views Panel. The corresponding descriptions will appear in the annotation lexicon of the Shot Annotation module with check marks.