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Optical Engineering

Very low bit rate video coding of moving targets
Author(s): Jose Antonio Garcia; Rosa Rodriguez-Sanchez; Joaquin Fdez-Valdivia; Javier Martinez-Baena
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Paper Abstract

We propose a video coding scheme to improve moving-target detection at very low bit rate, based on two key features: energy-based quantizer formation, and optimized interquantizer and intraquantizer prioritization. Rational Embedded Wavelet Video Coding (REVIC) is a fully implemented software video codec of low complexity and without motion compensated filtering to provide additional simplicity, adaptivity, and error resilience. It is shown to be quite effective in video coding of moving targets (e.g., military vehicles) at very low bit rates, while retaining the attributes of complete embeddedness for progressive transmission and scalability by fidelity and resolution. The proposed coding technique improves the explanatory power of decoded sequences (to achieve maximum target detection versus bit-rate performance) for a video compression system. The explanatory power of compressed sequences is important in surveillance applications, where trained video analysts may utilize decoded sequences to support decision processes in strategic, operational, and tactical tasks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 15 pages
Opt. Eng. 45(3) 037401 doi: 10.1117/1.2184314
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 45, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Jose Antonio Garcia, Univ. de Granada (Spain)
Rosa Rodriguez-Sanchez, Univ. de Granada (Spain)
Joaquin Fdez-Valdivia, Univ. de Granada (Spain)
Javier Martinez-Baena, Univ. de Granada (Spain)

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