2011 Volume 8 Issue 13 Pages 1082-1088
Background modeling is important in video surveillance for extracting foreground regions from a complex environment. In this paper, we present a novel background modeling technique based on a special type of Markov Chain. The method is a substantial extension to the existing background subtraction techniques. First, a background pixel is statistically modeled by a linear regressive Gamma Markov distribution. Then, these statistical estimates are used as important parameters in background update schemes. The experimental results show that the proposed model is less sensitive to movements of the texture background and more robust for real time segmenting the foreground object accurately.