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Application of time-critical computing in networked multimedia system
Author(s): Zhigeng Pan; Haitao Zhang; Chun Yu
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Paper Abstract

Multimedia system is a typical application of time-critical computing. In networked multimedia system such as video conferencing, real-time image communication is the key for system success. To address this problem, we employ time- critical computing technique. In our method, images are decomposed into intensity-information and color information. The intensity information of an image is preserved, and the color information may be spatially sub-sampled, resulting in different colore resolutions of images. When an image is transmitted over network, the intensity information of the image is transferred, then a low resolution color information is transferred. Time permitting, color information of higher resolution for the image can be incorporated. The result is that we can discard a large portion of the color image and let the visual system map the color information into the intensity image. With this method, the image data to be transferred over the network is greatly reduced, and the time-constraints of real-time image communications are satisfied. This technique is successfully used in our cooperative CAD systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3028, Real-Time Imaging II, (3 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270343
Show Author Affiliations
Zhigeng Pan, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Haitao Zhang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Chun Yu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3028:
Real-Time Imaging II
Divyendu Sinha, Editor(s)

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