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A python script to automatically summarize soccer videos based on the crowd's reactions
# This Python script makes a summary of a football game by cutting
# the video around the 10 % loudest moments, which generally
# include the goals and other important events.
# For more details, see this blog post:
# LICENCE: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain
# I, the author of this script, wave any rights and place this work in the public domain.
import numpy as np # for numerical operations
from moviepy.editor import VideoFileClip, concatenate
clip = VideoFileClip("soccer_game.mp4")
cut = lambda i:,i+1).to_soundarray(fps=22000)
volume = lambda array: np.sqrt(((1.0*array)**2).mean())
volumes = [volume(cut(i)) for i in range(0,int(]
averaged_volumes = np.array([sum(volumes[i:i+10])/10
for i in range(len(volumes)-10)])
increases = np.diff(averaged_volumes)[:-1]>=0
decreases = np.diff(averaged_volumes)[1:]<=0
peaks_times = (increases * decreases).nonzero()[0]
peaks_vols = averaged_volumes[peaks_times]
peaks_times = peaks_times[peaks_vols>np.percentile(peaks_vols,90)]
for t in peaks_times:
if (t - final_times[-1]) < 60:
if averaged_volumes[t] > averaged_volumes[final_times[-1]]:
final_times[-1] = t
final = concatenate([clip.subclip(max(t-5,0),min(t+5, clip.duration))
for t in final_times])
final.to_videofile('soccer_cuts.mp4') # low quality is the default

ghost commented Jul 5, 2014

Great stuff!

Amazing example of the Python's power.

kmonsoor commented Jul 6, 2014


rtaibah commented Jul 7, 2014

The next step is to take each peak and convert it to a GIF for social sharing.

paul8620 commented Jul 8, 2014

And automatically share:)

What about mkv files? I just tried with a mkv and couldn't run it

Hi, Im not familiar with python, what version I need? thanks

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