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Systematic lossy error protection of video based on H.264/AVC redundant slices
Author(s): Shantanu Rane; Bernd Girod
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Paper Abstract

We propose the use of H.264 redundant slices for Systematic Lossy Error Protection (SLEP) of a video signal transmitted over an error-prone channel. In SLEP, the video signal is transmitted to the decoder without channel coding. Additionally, a Wyner-Ziv encoded version of the video signal is transmitted in order to provide error-resilience. In the event of channel errors, the Wyner-Ziv description is decoded as a substitute for the error-prone portions of the primary video signal. Since the Wyner-Ziv description is typically coarser than the primary video signal, SLEP is a lossy error protection technique which trades-off residual quantization distortion for improved error-resilience properties, such as graceful degradation of decoder picture quality. We describe how H.264 redundant slices can be used to generate the Wyner-Ziv description, and present simulation results to demonstrate the advantages of this method over traditional methods such as FEC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6077, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2006, 60770Q (19 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.650857
Show Author Affiliations
Shantanu Rane, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Bernd Girod, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6077:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2006
John G. Apostolopoulos; Amir Said, Editor(s)

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