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TRECVID Data Availability

Various types of data have been involved in the TRECVID workshops and the availability of these data sets varies by type and year as listed below.

Index by year the data was used:


Evaluated system submissions

  • These are available in the protected Past Results section of the TREC website under "TREC 20XX" (e.g. TREC 2017, TREC 2016, etc). Access to this area can be requested by contacting the TREC Program Manager

TRECVID 2018

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2007-9 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2009

The following data is only available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • HAVIC dataset for multimedia event detection (through Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC))

The following data is available to Non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:

TRECVID 2017

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2007-9 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2009

The following data is only available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • HAVIC dataset for multimedia event detection

The following data is available to Non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2016

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2007-9 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2009

The following data is only available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • HAVIC dataset for multimedia event detection
The following data is available to non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2015

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2007-9 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2009

The following data is only available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • HAVIC dataset for multimedia event detection
The following data is available to non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2014

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2007-9 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2009

The following data is only available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • HAVIC dataset for multimedia event detection
The following data is available to non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2013

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2007-9 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2009

The following data is only available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • HAVIC dataset for multimedia event detection
The following data is available to non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2012

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2009 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2009

The following data is only available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • HAVIC dataset for multimedia event detection
The following data is available to non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2011

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2009 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2009

The following data is only available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • HAVIC dataset for multimedia event detection
The following data is available to non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2010

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2009 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2009

The following data is only available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • HAVIC dataset for multimedia event detection
The following data is available to non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2009

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2009 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2009

The following data is only available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • BBC rushes video files (MPEG-1)
  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
The following data is available to non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2008

The following data is available for multimedia research only, under restrictions agreed to with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The data can be requested by filling out and returning the forms available here.

  • TRECVID 2008 Sound and Vision video files (MPEG-1)
  • LIG keyframes distributed in 2008

The following data is available from NIST for current TRECVID participants:

  • BBC rushes video files (MPEG-1)
  • Development dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
  • Test dataset annotations for surveillance event detection
The following data is available to non-TRECVID participants as noted below:

  • London Gatwick surveillance video files
  • The i-LIDS Multiple Camera Tracking Scenario Training data set is the original source of the evaluation set for TRECVID SED 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is available for non-TRECVID participants through the standard i-LIDS licensing process

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2004

All or part of the following data may be available for purchace from the Linguistic Data Consortium. Check the LDC catalog. NIST is not able to make the full video available.

  • video files (MPEG-1)
  • master keyframes selected by CLIPS-IMAG
  • ASR output created by LIMSI
  • truth data created at LDC
    • story boundary annotation

The following data is publicly available:


TRECVID 2003

All or part of the following data may be available for purchace from the Linguistic Data Consortium. Check the LDC catalog. NIST is not able to make the full video available.

The following data is publicly available:


TREC 2002 Video Track

TREC 2001 Video Track

Digital Video Retrieval at NIST

Digital Video Retrieval at NIST
Web Video

Digital Video Retrieval at NIST
TV Episodes

Digital Video Retrieval at NIST
Airport Security Cameras & Activity Detection

Digital Video Retrieval at NIST
Video collections from News, Sound & Vision, Internet Archive,
Social Media, BBC Eastenders