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An approach to enhanced definition video coding using adaptive warping
Author(s): Ying Chen; Mark J. T. Smith; Edward J. Delp III
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive warping methods for motion estimation and reconstruction at the receiver side have been considered recently for low-bit rate video coding. Such approaches are attractive because they are compatible with the existing MPEG and H.264/AVC standards. This paper follows in that path, introducing an improved method for low bit rate coding of video in which a forward-backward warping algorithm is employed. The base algorithm involves an integration of low and high spatial resolution frames where the low resolution frames are dense in time while the high resolution frames are sparse in time. The forward-backward warping algorithm presented in this paper improves the robustness of the original warping algorithm. Since conventional H.264/AVC is based on macroblocks, block artifacts often surface at low bit rates. The proposed approach tends to eliminate this problem at low bit rates, resulting in improved subjective quality and improved PSNR performance relative to H.264/AVC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7257, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2009, 725703 (19 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805921
Show Author Affiliations
Ying Chen, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Mark J. T. Smith, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Edward J. Delp III, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7257:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2009
Majid Rabbani; Robert L. Stevenson, Editor(s)

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