This paper introduces the concept of adaptive temporal compressive sensing
(CS) for video. We propose a CS algorithm to adapt the compression ratio based
on the scene's temporal complexity, computed from the compressed data, without
compromising the quality of the reconstructed video. The temporal adaptivity is
manifested by manipulating the integration time of the camera, opening the
possibility to real-time implementation. The proposed algorithm is a
generalized temporal CS approach that can be incorporated with a diverse set of
existing hardware systems.