With the advent of low-cost/high performance video sensors and computational equipment, it has become increasingly possible to process video streams in real-time on affordable computational platforms. A major application of these technologies is in the field of video surveillance and monitoring. Only recently, has the potential for this technology begun to be realised. Automated video understanding technology can enhance monitoring systems beyond what is possible for human operators alone. Computational systems can be implemented to maintain long-term surveillance on large numbers of video streams without getting tired, bored, or "overloaded". In addition, automated systems can coordinate multiple cameras and provide "synopsis" views of activities that can be used to analyze events after the fact.
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