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Rate-constrained contour-representation for region-based motion compensation
Author(s): Klaus Werner Stuhlmueller; Albert Salai; Bernd Girod
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Paper Abstract

A new region-based coding scheme is introduced. It uses generalized parabolic blending curves for contour coding which lead to visually preferable smooth contours and support good local controllability. A rate-distortion criterion is applied to decide which regions should be used for motion compensation and for optimizing the region contours. The conditions for optimal regions in a rate-distortion sense are derived. Simulation results are presented. A gain of about 2 dB in PSNR for region-based motion compensation with optimized regions over block-based motion compensation at very low bit-rates is reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2727, Visual Communications and Image Processing '96, (27 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.233249
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus Werner Stuhlmueller, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg and Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits (Germany)
Albert Salai, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Bernd Girod, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2727:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '96
Rashid Ansari; Mark J. T. Smith, Editor(s)

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