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Hierarchical hybrid video coding: motion estimation and motion vector field coding
Author(s): Klaus Illgner; Frank Mueller
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Paper Abstract

In this and an accompanying paper in the same proceedings a hierarchical video coding scheme is presented which is designed mainly for video communications at very low bit rates and therefore based on the hybrid coding principle. Both the displacement vector field and the displaced frame differences are decomposed into a Laplacian-type pyramid, and these pyramids are encoded in an embedded fashion using zero-trees and conditioning contexts, respectively. The focus of this paper lies on the motion estimation and the design of the motion vector field coding. Especially, the aspect of estimating and coding vector fields of different resolution is investigated to achieve optimal coding efficiency in coding situations, where there is not enough data rate available to code higher resolution vector fields completely.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2952, Digital Compression Technologies and Systems for Video Communications, (16 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251305
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Klaus Illgner, Aachen Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Frank Mueller, Aachen Univ. of Technology (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2952:
Digital Compression Technologies and Systems for Video Communications
Naohisa Ohta, Editor(s)

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