Learning to Segment Moving Objects in Videos

Katerina Fragkiadaki 1       Pablo Arbelaez 2       Panna Felsen 1       Jitendra Malik 1

1EECS, UC Berkeley        2 Universidad de los Andes, Colombia       

Abstract We segment moving objects in videos by ranking spatio-temporal segment proposals according to ``moving objectness"; how likely they are to contain a moving object. In each video frame, we compute segment proposals using multiple figure-ground segmentations on per frame motion boundaries. We rank them with a Moving Objectness Detector trained on image and motion fields to detect moving objects and discard over/under segmentations or background parts of the scene. We extend the top ranked segments into spatio-temporal tubes using random walkers on motion affinities of dense point trajectories. Our final tube ranking consistently outperforms previous segmentation methods in the two largest video segmentation benchmarks currently available, for any number of proposals. Further, our per frame moving object proposals increase the detection rate up to 7% over previous state-of-the-art static proposal methods.

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