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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Block boundary matching algorithm for generating side information in distributed video codec
Author(s): Kwang-Hyun Choi; Jae-Yung Lee; Byeung-Woo Jeon; Jong-Ki Han

Paper Abstract

Distributed video codec (DVC) has been developed to construct a simple encoder that utilizes information theory for distributed sources in the circumstance of mobile multimedia communication. In the DVC codec, an efficient algorithm to generate side information (SI) is one of the most important techniques to improve the coding performance. We propose a scheme to increase the quality of SI frame, where the proposed scheme consists of three steps. In the first step, SI frame is constructed by motion estimation and motion compensation in the DVC decoder. Then, in the second step, the blocks in the temporary SI frame are classified into reliable or unreliable ones. The unreliable blocks are updated by block boundary matching algorithm in the third step. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms the conventional methods significantly. In addition, the proposed scheme can be combined with the conventional schemes generating SI frame to increase the coding performance of the DVC codec.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(10) 103111 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.10.103111
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Kwang-Hyun Choi, Sejong Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jae-Yung Lee, Sejong Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Byeung-Woo Jeon, Sejong Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jong-Ki Han, Sejong Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


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