Video-Specific Autoencoders for Exploring, Editing and Transmitting Videos

Kevin Wang, Deva Ramanan, Aayush Bansal

We study video-specific autoencoders that allow a human user to explore, edit, and efficiently transmit videos. Prior work has independently looked at these problems (and sub-problems) and proposed different formulations. In this work, we train a simple autoencoder (from scratch) on multiple frames of a specific video. We observe: (1) latent codes learned by a video-specific autoencoder capture spatial and temporal properties of that video; and (2) autoencoders can project out-of-sample inputs onto the video-specific manifold. These two properties allow us to explore, edit, and efficiently transmit a video using one learned representation. For e.g., linear operations on latent codes allow users to visualize the contents of a video. Associating latent codes of a video and manifold projection enables users to make desired edits. Interpolating latent codes and manifold projection allows the transmission of sparse low-res frames over a network.

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