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Using shot-change information to prevent an overload of platform resources
Author(s): Rob H. M. Wubben; Christian Hentschel
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Paper Abstract

Future consumer terminals (TV sets, set-top boxes, displays) will increasingly be based on programmable platforms instead of only dedicated hardware. When the available resources are insufficient to deal with the worst-case requirements then resource overloads might lead to system instability and reduced output quality. For robust and cost-effective media processing on programmable platforms, dynamic resource management is required together with resource-quality scalable video algorithms. A way to prevent resource overloads is to stop processing when the assigned resources have been used. This may lead to drops and changes in quality. We propose to use shot-change information prior to the actual processing to predict difficult situations and react on them in a proper way. For a scalable motion estimator we show that, after a shot-change, generating motion vectors that indicate zero or close to zero motion prevents overloads, saves resources and can lead to a higher quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5150, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2003, (23 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501822
Show Author Affiliations
Rob H. M. Wubben, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Christian Hentschel, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5150:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2003
Touradj Ebrahimi; Thomas Sikora, Editor(s)

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