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VidKit++: a video-processing toolkit and MPEG editor
Author(s): Brian DeCleene; Peter Laird; Magda El Zarki; Henrik Sorensen
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Paper Abstract

The demand for multimedia applications has spurred significant interest in the area of video compression. Yet, as the complexity of compression algorithms increase, the design and optimization of video applications has become both formidable and time consuming. In this paper, we outline an object-oriented C++ video toolkit and illustrate its usage in an R&D setting. This toolkit enables the user to rapidly construct complex video algorithms using familiar objects and operations. A set of statistical gathering tools and MPEG extensions which perform MPEG decoding and encoding are also provided. After describing these components, we demonstrate the use of the toolkit to design a complex applications called the MPEGEditor which performs standard editing operations such as splicing and fading on MPEG sequences through an X Windows/Motif graphical user interface. As a research tool, we illustrate how to expand the toolkit to incorporate new compression techniques. In particular, we show how to extend the MPEG encoding algorithm to include a number of prioritization techniques which are not part of the MPEG standard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2421, Image and Video Processing III, (23 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205473
Show Author Affiliations
Brian DeCleene, TASC (United States)
Peter Laird, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Magda El Zarki, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Henrik Sorensen, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2421:
Image and Video Processing III
Robert L. Stevenson; Sarah A. Rajala, Editor(s)

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