Real-time detection of commercials on television

For my undergraduate honours thesis I conducted research into the unbuffered real-time detection of commercials on television with a view to muting the volume when ads are being broadcast. The research itself dealt with examining the features required to enable robust real-time detection. I developed a sophisticated video analysis and processing framework to underpin experimentation and compilation of results.

The following screenshots show the system running live (click on one to see the full-res image):