A novel H.264 SVC encryption scheme for secure bit-rate transcoding

NM Thomas, DR Bull, DW Redmill

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This paper presents a novel architecture for the secure delivery of encrypted H.264 SVC bitstreams. It relies on a block cipher and stream cipher used in a novel way that would allow an intermediary transcoder to truncate the bitstream to the appropriate bit-rate without decrypting the data. The system, called SVC-sec, is compared to other architectures presented in the literature and it is shown that SVC-sec offers many benefits, particularly when used with FGS streams
Translated title of the contributionA novel H.264 SVC encryption scheme for secure bit-rate transcoding
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPicture Coding Symposium, 2009 (PCS 2009), Chicago, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424445936
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
EventIEEE Picture Coding Symposium - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 1 May 2009 → …


ConferenceIEEE Picture Coding Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period1/05/09 → …

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Additional information: With accompanying conference poster

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  • video coding
  • TV broadcasting
  • security
  • cryptography


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