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Digital Video Library - Surveillance Applications?

Has anyone out there ever used the Consumer Digital Video Library for research or testing? Or plan to use it? I took some time to browse through it yesterday. There are thousands of videos that show various lighting conditions and color comparisons, frame rates, etc. Many of them are actually created/used by the Department of Homeland Security in their attempts to come up with standards for surveillance cameras. According to the site typical uses of the database:

  • Choosing Video Equipment
  • Optimizing Video System Performance
  • Improving Video Coding Algorithms
  • Developing Objective Video Quality Models
  • Quantifying Video Processing Algorithm Improvements
  • Conducting Subjective Video Quality Tests

Here’s a sample of a search result:

and once you click on a video you can see the details and download it:

Has anyone find this beneficial?