Protection of Privacy-Sensitive Contents in Surveillance Videos Using WebM Video Features

Hsin Hsiang Tseng*, Wen-Hsiang Tsai

*Corresponding author for this work

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Privacy protection is a critical issue in video surveillance because nowadays video cameras existing everywhere might monitor spaces of individuals and violate protection of personal privacy. Based on the data hiding approach, a new method for protection of privacy-sensitive contents in surveillance videos of the recently-developed WebM format is proposed. With skillful uses of certain special features of the WebM video, techniques for removing privacy-sensitive contents from a given WebM video, embedding the removed contents into the same video imperceptibly, and extracting the hidden contents later to recover the original privacy-sensitive contents are proposed. Experimental results showing the feasibility of the proposed method are also included.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Applications - Volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Computer
EditorsChang Ruay-Shiung, Peng Sheng-Lung, Lin Chia-Chen
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 28 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


  • Data hiding
  • Privacy protection
  • Video surveillance
  • WebM video


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