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Adaptive prefilter for bit-rate improvement in video compression
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Paper Abstract

It is very important to control the bit-rate for video communication under a limited capacity of communication channel like wireless communication system because of large amout of data. In this paper, we propose a new adaptive pre-filter to improve the bit-rate in video compression, which preserves visually significant portion of the original image and smooth only insignificant portion actively. We focus on the differential signals between the original image and its filtered one and control the degree of smoothing by considering the power of local differential signals to produce various kinds of intermediate images betwwen both images. We conducted some computer simulations to check the performance of our scheme for the standard MPEG-4 video compression algorithm. Consequently, we could achieve further improvement of compression ratio while improving visual image quality than a conventional scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5022, Image and Video Communications and Processing 2003, (7 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.482363
Show Author Affiliations
Akitaka Uchida, Shinshu Univ. (Japan)
Kiyoshi Tanaka, Shinshu Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5022:
Image and Video Communications and Processing 2003
Bhaskaran Vasudev; T. Russell Hsing; Andrew G. Tescher; Touradj Ebrahimi, Editor(s)

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