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Robust video watermarking via optimization algorithm for quantization of pseudo-random semi-global statistics
Author(s): Mehmet Kucukgoz; Oztan Harmanci; Mehmet Kivanc Mihcak; Ramarathnam Venkatesan
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel semi-blind video watermarking scheme, where we use pseudo-random robust semi-global features of video in the three dimensional wavelet transform domain. We design the watermark sequence via solving an optimization problem, such that the features of the mark-embedded video are the quantized versions of the features of the original video. The exact realizations of the algorithmic parameters are chosen pseudo-randomly via a secure pseudo-random number generator, whose seed is the secret key, that is known (resp. unknown) by the embedder and the receiver (resp. by the public). We experimentally show the robustness of our algorithm against several attacks, such as conventional signal processing modifications and adversarial estimation attacks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5681, Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII, (21 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.587055
Show Author Affiliations
Mehmet Kucukgoz, Microsoft Corp. (United States)
Oztan Harmanci, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Mehmet Kivanc Mihcak, Microsoft Corp. (United States)
Ramarathnam Venkatesan, Microsoft Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5681:
Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII
Edward J. Delp; Ping W. Wong, Editor(s)

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