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Quality control on the fully scalable wavelet video coder
Author(s): Jiann-Jone Chen; Kun-Wei Wang; Shih-Chieh Lee
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Paper Abstract

The wavelet-based video codec is capable of providing scalable bitstreams such that quality of service (QoS) among heterogeneous networks can be manipulated in a unified framework. The three-dimensional wavelet video coder 3D WVC had been developed to provide this fully scalable bitstream. However, the quality control or rate allocation is performed on the scale of one GOP such that the reconstructed pictures suffer temporal quality fluctuations. The theoretical coding model provided ratio parameters among subbands to smooth temporal picture quality. However, it needs further adaptation for dealing with practical WVC. We propose to investigate the rate-distortion relation, between the decomposed subbands (Ψ) and the reconstructed pictures in one GOP (P), under which the rate allocation for constant quality (RACQ) can be operated. Experiments show that the temporal quality fluctuations can be reduced to 10-30 times smaller as compared to 3D-SPIHT and 5-10 times smaller to the ratio parameter approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5960, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2005, 59605O (24 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.633365
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Jiann-Jone Chen, National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Kun-Wei Wang, National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Shih-Chieh Lee, National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5960:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2005
Shipeng Li; Fernando Pereira; Heung-Yeung Shum; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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