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Finding the Action in Long Video Shots

Many of today’s smart phones and cameras have enough memory to record hours of video, so they are increasingly used to capture interesting moments. But often, that interesting action is preceded by long minutes of uneventful footage. Not a problem, say computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University. They developed software that automatically identifies the action segments of video shot by smartphone and other cameras, including Google Glass. The algorithm called LiveLight edits out...

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