Hasso-Plattner-Institut
  
Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner
  
 

Automatic Generation of Stylized Stills from Video

Synopsis: Automatic summarization and abstraction of input videos are key functionalities for demanding applications such as the creation of video storyboards. Goal of this topic is to implement an approach for generating stylized stills (see Figures) from arbitrary input videos. The implantation will be based on and will extend the functionality of the VideoToolKit (VTK): a system for real-time analysis, processing, and rendering of video and image streams that is currently under development at the Computer Graphics Systems Group. Results of this thesis can be evaluated in collaboration with the Design Thinking Group at the HPI. Further, the master thesis can be used to start as a software developer at our research partner Digital Masterpieces GmbH (www.digitalmasterpieces.com) in Potsdam.

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Web-based Exploration of Video Summaries

Synopsis: Goal of this master thesis is the automatic generation and web-based exploration of video summaries, i.e., video with low visual dynamics are shortened to a number of single still images (Figure) or significant shorter output videos. The thesis should be implemented using the VideoToolKit (VTK): a system for real-time analysis, processing, and rendering of video and image streams that is currently under development at the Computer Graphics Systems Group. The master thesis can be used to start as a software developer at our research partner Digital Masterpieces GmbH (www.digitalmasterpieces.com) in Potsdam.

If you are interested or have any further questions please contact the research group Computer Graphics Systems:

Web-based Flow-Graph User Interface for Compositing of Video Operation

Synopsis: Almost every modern content creation system and tool uses so-called flow graph user interfaces to enable ease-of-use with respect to creating, editing, and configuring of its components (Figure shows an example of the material system of the Unreal-4 rendering engine).  Goal of this master thesis is to implement such a graphical user interface for the VideoToolKit (VTK): a system for real-time analysis, processing, and rendering of video and image streams that is currently under development at the Computer Graphics Systems Group. The master thesis can be used to start as a software developer at our research partner Digital Masterpieces GmbH (www.digitalmasterpieces.com) in Potsdam. 

If you are interested or have any further questions please contact the research group Computer Graphics Systems:

Smart Image-Abstraction using Image Statistics

Synopsis: Most image and video abstraction approaches rely on complex algorithms that are parameterized based on various constraints depending on the respective input. Adjusting these parameters often requires knowledge about the algorithm itself. This topic focus on enabling non-expert users to effectively apply image abstraction techniques by supporting parameter choices based on image statistics (Figure), such as color histograms, local color distribution, or similar. The thesis should be implemented using the VideoToolKit (VTK): a system for real-time analysis, processing, and rendering of video and image streams that is currently under development at the Computer Graphics Systems Group. The master thesis can be used to start as a software developer at our research partner Digital Masterpieces GmbH (www.digitalmasterpieces.com) in Potsdam. 


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Smart Video and Image Processing for Mobile Devices

Synopsis: Video and image processing is often a demanding task with respect to processing power and memory requirements. To provide such functionality for mobile devices, the common concept of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is utilized, i.e., mobile devices serve as provider for input data that is processed using cloud computing. This thesis focus on developing a client application for services based video processing on iOS or Android operating systems and the VideoToolKit (VTK): a system for real-time analysis, processing, and rendering of video and image streams that is currently under development at the Computer Graphics Systems Group. The master thesis can be used to start as a software developer at our research partner Digital Masterpieces GmbH (www.digitalmasterpieces.com) in Potsdam. 

If you are interested or have any further questions please contact the research group Computer Graphics Systems:

Smart Privacy Protection by Image Abstraction

Synopsis:  The key question of this master thesis is: “How to bridge the gap between image-based communication and privacy protection?” Companies such as Snapchat and tools like Facebook’s Slingshot underline user’s needs for such functionalities. To support privacy protection, aesthetic image abstraction can be used to protect private information by separating detailed and abstracted image parts and apply public-key cryptography to enable image reconstruction for trusted viewers. This thesis focus on developing and evaluating a real-time processing component for image and video abstraction based on the VideoToolKit (VTK): a system for real-time analysis, processing, and rendering of video and image streams that is currently under development at the Computer Graphics Systems Group. The master thesis can be used to start as a software developer at our research partner Digital Masterpieces GmbH (www.digitalmasterpieces.com) in Potsdam. 

If you are interested or have any further questions please contact the research group Computer Graphics Systems:

Video and Image Scrambling

Synopsis: The key question of this master thesis is: “How to bridge the gap between image-based communication and privacy protection?” Companies such as Snapchat and tools like Facebook’s Slingshot underline user’s needs for such functionalities. To support privacy protection, image scrambling can be used to hide image content to unauthorized users. This thesis focus on developing and evaluating a real-time processing component for image scrambling and unscrambling based on the VideoToolKit (VTK): a system for real-time analysis, processing, and rendering of video and image streams that is currently under development at the Computer Graphics Systems Group. The master thesis can be used to start as a software developer at our research partner Digital Masterpieces GmbH (www.digitalmasterpieces.com) in Potsdam.

 

If you are interested or have any further questions please contact the research group Computer Graphics Systems: