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Dense motion field and uncovered region estimations for low-bit-rate video coding application
Author(s): Keng-Pang Lim; Man Nang Chong; Amitabha Das
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel video-coding framework that uses dense motion field for efficient motion-compensated video coding. A new stochastic technique that is robust in overcoming the problem of occlusion is first used to estimate the dense motion field from the past-reconstructed frames. Using the continuum of motion in our proposed framework, the current dense motion field is predicted by projecting the estimated motion field. No motion information need to be coded since the decoder re-generates this motion information from its reconstructed frames. By making use of the predicted motion field, a novel uncovered background prediction is proposed to further improve the forward motion-compensated prediction. The algorithm is tested extensively on a number of standard video-conferencing sequences. With the same Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR) performance, an average compressing gain of 17% is achieved as compared with the compression ratio of H.263 algorithm that uses the half-pel overlapped block-matching motion-compensated prediction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3653, Visual Communications and Image Processing '99, (28 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334705
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Keng-Pang Lim, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Man Nang Chong, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Amitabha Das, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3653:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '99
Kiyoharu Aizawa; Robert L. Stevenson; Ya-Qin Zhang, Editor(s)

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