Text-Conditioned Resampler For Long Form Video Understanding

Authors: Bruno Korbar, Yongqin Xian, Alessio Tonioni, Andrew Zisserman, Federico Tombari
Published in Arxive, 2023


In this paper we present a text-conditioned video resampler (TCR) module that uses a pre-trained and frozen visual encoder and large language model (LLM) to process long video sequences for a task. TCR localises relevant visual features from the video given a text condition and provides them to a LLM to generate a text response. Due to its lightweight design and use of cross-attention, TCR can process more than 100 frames at a time with plain attention and without optimised implementations. We make the following contributions: (i) we design a transformer-based sampling architecture that can process long videos conditioned on a task, together with a training method that enables it to bridge pre-trained visual and language models; (ii) we identify tasks that could benefit from longer video perception; and (iii) we empirically validate its efficacy on a wide variety of evaluation tasks including NextQA, EgoSchema, and the EGO4D-LTA challenge.



  title={Text-Conditioned Resampler For Long Form Video Understanding},
  author={Korbar, Bruno and Xian, Yongqin and Tonioni, Alessio and Zisserman, Andrew and Tombari, Federico},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2312.11897},