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Performance vs. complexity in scalable video coding for embedded surveillance applications
Author(s): Marijn J. H. Loomans; Cornelis J. Koeleman; Peter H. N. de With
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we explore the complexity-performance trade-offs for camera surveillance applications. For this purpose, we propose a Scalable Video Codec (SVC), based on wavelet transformation in which we have adopted a t+2D architecture. Complexity is adjusted by adapting the configuration of the lifting-based motion-compensated temporal filtering (MCTF). We discuss various configurations and have found an SVC that has a scalable complexity and performance, enabling embedded applications. The paper discusses the trade-off of coder complexity, e.g. motion-compensation stages, compression efficiency and end-to-end delay of the video coding chain. Our SVC has a lower complexity than H.264 SVC, but the quality performance at full resolution is close to H.264 SVC (within 1 dB for surveillance type video at 4CIF, 60Hz) and at lower resolutions sufficient for our video surveillance application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6822, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2008, 68220J (28 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.759458
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Marijn J. H. Loomans, VDG Security B.V. (Netherlands)
Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Cornelis J. Koeleman, VDG Security B.V. (Netherlands)
Peter H. N. de With, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
LogicaCMG (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6822:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2008
William A. Pearlman; John W. Woods; Ligang Lu, Editor(s)

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