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Design of wavelet-based scalable video codec
Author(s): Yiliang Bao; C.-C. Jay Kuo
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a new framework for wavelet based scalable video coding. Like some other video coders, this new video coder also encodes some frames (I-frame) independently and other frames (P-frame) predictively. The I-frame is encoded by a scalable image coder with LCBiD coefficient coding scheme. This is a wavelet based image coder of very low implementation complexity. A P-frame is only dependent on the frame just encoded. One major difficulty in designing a scalable video codec is how to obtain a highly scalable video stream while the inter-frame dependency is still efficiently exploited. This paper describes a scheme which is referred to as Layered Motion Compensation and Coding (LMCC) to resolve this conflict. With LMCC, the motion compensation is performed in the coefficient domain. The prediction residue is calculated in a way that the layered structure is strictly enforced across the entire Group of Pictures (GOP), no matter how many frames there are in a GOP. The residue coding scheme is also based on LCBiD with introduction of conditional sign bit encoding to maintain the layered structure obtained in the motion compensation stage to achieve an SNR scalable video stream. The resolution scalability is realized by coding each subband of each frame independently.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3974, Image and Video Communications and Processing 2000, (19 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382950
Show Author Affiliations
Yiliang Bao, Media Fair, Inc. (United States)
C.-C. Jay Kuo, Univ. of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3974:
Image and Video Communications and Processing 2000
Bhaskaran Vasudev; T. Russell Hsing; Andrew G. Tescher; Robert L. Stevenson, Editor(s)

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