VidSeg: Video Segmentation

VidSeg: Video Segmentation

Video segmentation: detection of cuts, dissolves, monochrome frames, silences and aspect ratio changes (4/3 & 16/9)

Target users and customers

The targeted users and customers are the multimedia industry actors, and all academic or industrial laboratories interested in video analysis.

Application sectors

  • Multi-media document processing
  • Video indexing


VidSeg is a software tool dedicated to video segmentation. It detects cuts and dissolves transitions in a video, along with additional information: monochromic frames, silences and aspect ratio modifications (from 4/3 to 16/9 or inversely).

The VidSeg software relies on the FFMPEG libraries for video decoding. Results are output in an XML format file as shown in figure 1 below.

VidSeg was developed at Irisa/INRIA Rennes by the Texmex team.
The VidSeg authors are: Manolis Delakis, Sébastien Campion.

Technical requirements:

  • PC with Unix/Linux OS
  • This software requires the FFMPEG [1] software installed on the system, as a third party library.


Conditions for access and use:

VidSeg is a software that has been developed at Irisa/Inria-Rennes and is the property of Inria. It is registered at the Agency for Program Protection (APP) in France under the references:
* n°IDDN.FR.001.250009.000.S.P.2009.000.40000

VidSeg can be supplied under license on a case-by-case basis.



  • Inria

Contact details:

General issues:
Patrick GROS

Technical issues:
Sebastien CAMPION

IRISA/Texmex team
Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes Cedex