Jiku Mobile Video Dataset

Introduction

With the proliferation of smart phones equipped with high quality video cameras, it has become easy for the users to just whip out their phones and record memorable moments or interesting events. As part of the Jiku project, we are interested in studying and processing such videos captured by multiple users at the same performance events. As such, we have collected a large amount of mobile videos for our research. We make those video freely available for others to use for research as well.

The dataset contains videos naturally recorded by mobile users, hence captures their behavior. Along with video, the datasets also contains traces of the sensors that are present in smart phone, including compass, accelerometer, and gyroscope. These sensor traces can exploited for content analysis and quality enhancement of recorded audio and video.

The data is collected during different public events in Singapore. As of now, the dataset has video recordings of 45 performances. These performances took place during five events. A brief description of each event, recording environment, and collected videos is given below.

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NUS Art Festival NAF_160312

Location: NUS UCC Courtyard
Date: 16 March 2012
Time: 7PM to 10PM
Sensors: Compass and Accelerometer

This dataset consists of 6 group dance and 4 group singing performances which happened at the courtyard of UCC, NUS, Singapore. The dataset contains video clips recorded by 10 mobile phones. In total, there are four video clips with 720*480 resolution and 62 video clips with 1280*720 resolution.

Inspiration: We Sing is presented by the ITE Show Choir for the NUS Centre for the Arts. The videos should not be used and/or reproduced for any other purpose other than non-commercial research projects only. Every video used must be credited as: "Video Footage Copyright: NUS Centre For the Arts."

NUS Art Festival NAF_230312

Location: NUS UCC Courtyard
Date: 23 March 2012
Time: 7PM to 10PM
Sensors: Compass and Accelerometer

This dataset contains video recordings of 9 group dance performances from 15 mobile phones. This event occured at the courtyard of UCC, NUS, Singapore, but with a different stage setting than NAF_160312. The dataset contains 73 video clips with 720*480 resolution, 43 video clips with 1280*720 resolution, and one video clip with 1920*1080 resolution.

NUS CAC Presents is presented by the NUS CAC Sub-clubs for the NUS Center for the Arts. The videos should not be used and/or reproduced for any other purpose except for non-commercial research projects only. Every video used must be credited as "Video Footage Copyright: NUS Centre For the Arts."

Singapore Art Festival SAF_290512

Location: Open air stage, Indoor theater, Cafe shop, On the road
Date: 29 May 2012
Time: 5PM to 9PM
Sensors: Compass and Accelerometer
These videos are captured during Singapore Arts Festival. We recorded video footage of seven performances which occurred at four different locations. It includes 2 dramas, 1 dance, and 4 singing performances. Seven participants recorded videos for this event, who recorded 143 videos in total (11 videos with 720*480, 1 video with 1280*720, and 131 videos with 1920*1080).

Rag and Flag RAF_100812

Location: NUS football field
Date: 10 August 2012
Time: 11AM to 2PM
Sensors: Compass and Accelerometer

Rag and Flag is an annual cultural event in NUS, Singapore in which different faculties make dance performances based on particular themes. The performances also include exhibition of large size monuments (related to the theme) prepared by students. The dataset contains recordings of 8 performances by 13 mobile users. Except 4 video clips with 720*480 resolution by one user, all other 94 clips of this dataset are full HD (i.e. 1920*1080).

Getai GT_090912

Location: Community garden
Date: 9 September 2012
Time: 7PM to 10PM
Sensors: Compass and Accelerometer

Getai performances are live stage performances held during the Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore. This dataset contains video captures of one such getai event. There are 11 singing performances, with small activities on the stage. The stage had many flashing lights. The organizers used smoke machines to add special effect, therefore most of the videos are foggy. The dataset contains 50 videos by five mobile users, including 23 videos with 720*480 resolution and 27 videos with 1920*1080 resolution.

Night Safari NS_271212

Location: Night Safari
Date: 27 December 2012
Time: 8PM to 8.20PM
Sensors: Compass, Gyroscope, and Accelerometer

This dataset contains video recordings of one group dance performance from nine mobile phones. The performance was characterized by fire breathing and dance in a dark ambiance. The use of fire influenced the lighting conditions of the captured videos. The event occured at the Night Safari. The dataset contains 15 video clips with 1920*1080 resolution.