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Linear restoration of block-transform-coded motion video
Author(s): Shun-Fan Yang; David W. Lin
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Paper Abstract

Block-based transform coding employing the discrete cosine transform (DCT) is a popular technique in image and video compression. We consider Wiener-filter-based restoration for transform-coded images and motion video. The scheme operates at the decoder end. It capitalizes on the residual correlation among quantized DCT coefficients and the quantization errors. The scheme, termed error pattern compensation or EPC in short, is derived by simplifying and extending related work of other researchers. When applied to motion video, it is activated for intraframe-coded macroblocks only. It first classifies an encoded image block according to some visually meaningful features and vector quantization. Different Wiener filters can be designed for different classes of input blocks. Experimental results show that the scheme yields performance improvement in the range of a few percent in MSE or PSNR. It is more effective in restoring image blocks with greater quantizing distortion. Results also show that intraframe-coded pictures usually benefit the most from EPC, followed by predictive-coded pictures and then by bidirectional-predictive-coded pictures. At times, the last two types of pictures show performance degradation rather than gain. Possible reasons are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3024, Visual Communications and Image Processing '97, (10 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263207
Show Author Affiliations
Shun-Fan Yang, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
David W. Lin, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3024:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '97
Jan Biemond; Edward J. Delp, Editor(s)

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