For testing purposes, we have released the Open Short Video Collection (OSVC) in its initial version 1.0. OSVC is a general-purpose video collection containing videos from various types and visual styles. The 200 videos were manually selected to represent a wide range of possible video content found on the web. All videos of this collection are all released under a creative commons license making them usable for a large variety of research tasks, especially for evaluating video retrieval, recognition, and/or classification systems. The videos are all encoded H.264 and use an MP4 container. Their duration spans from 30 seconds to 30 minutes.
We kindly ask you to refer to the following paper in any publication mentioning OSVC:
Luca Rossetto, Ivan Giangreco, Heiko Schuldt. OSVC-Open Short Video Collection 1.0. Technical Report CS-2015-002. University of Basel, 2015.