July 24, 2012

See also Signature, Watermarking, Fragile Watermarking, Robust Watermarking

Fingerprinting: The technique in which the software identifies, extracts and then compresses characteristic components of a video, enabling that video to be uniquely identified by its resultant “fingerprint”.

Note: Fingerprinting differs from a watermark in that fingerprinting does not add any new information to the content. It merely uses the asset’s current features and characteristics to create a prototype identification that can then be compared to other content fingerprints on file to see if there is a match.