BriefCam looks to change the game with synopsis, software that automatically analyzes surveillance video and picks out the relevant action from countless hours of video.
Video synopsis, BriefCam says, solves this problem by allowing events that are filmed over several hours to be viewed nearly simultaneously. They say on average they can summarize an hour of video into one minute.
The program identifies moving objects -- their start time, end time, location -- isolates them, and then repacks them in a condensed video, said Hebrew University professor Shmuel Peleg who co-founded the company in 2007.
In the condensed video, all objects that passed in front of the camera are shifted in time and seen almost simultaneously. The user can click on any object and be taken directly to the original footage where the suspicious or desired event occurred.