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Constant-quality constrained-rate allocation for FGS video coded bitstreams
Author(s): Xi Min Zhang; Anthony Vetro; Yun-Qing Shi; Huifang Sun
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes an optimal rate allocation scheme for Fine-Granular Scalability (FGS) coded bitstreams that can achieve constant quality reconstruction of frames under a dynamic rate budget constraint. In doing so, we also aim to minimize the overall distortion at the same time. To achieve this, we propose a novel R-D labeling scheme to characterize the R-D relationship of the source coding process. Specifically, sets of R-D points are extracted during the encoding process and linear interpolation is used to estimate the actual R-D curve of the enhancement layer signal. The extracted R-D information is then used by an enhancement layer transcoder to determine the bits that should be allocated per frame. A sliding window based rate allocation method is proposed to realize constant quality among frames. This scheme is first considered for a single FGS coded source, then extended to operate on multiple sources. With the proposed scheme, the rate allocation can be performed in a single pass, hence the complexity is quite low. Experimental results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed scheme under static and dynamic bandwidth conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4671, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2002, (4 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453125
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Xi Min Zhang, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Anthony Vetro, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)
Yun-Qing Shi, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Huifang Sun, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4671:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2002
C.-C. Jay Kuo, Editor(s)

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