A Novel H.264/AVC Based Multi-View Video Coding Scheme

S Akbari, CN Canagarajah, DW Redmill, DR Bull, D Agrafiotis

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This paper investigates extensions of H.264/AVC for compressing multi-view video sequences. The proposed technique re-sorts frames of sequences captured by multiple cameras looking at a person in a scene from different views and generates a single video sequence. The multi-frame referencing property of the H.264/AVC, which enables exploitation of the spatial and temporal redundancy contained in the multi-view sequences, is employed to implement several modes of operation in the proposed coding algorithm. To evaluate the performance of the proposed coding technique at different modes of operations, five multi-view video sequences at different frame rates were coded using the proposed and the simulcast H.264/AVC coding schemes. Experiments show the superior performance of the proposed coding scheme when coding the multi-view sequences at low and up to half of the original frame rates.
Translated title of the contributionA novel H.264/AVC based multi-view video coding scheme
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 3DTV Conference
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 7-9 May 2007, Kos, Greece.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424407224
ISBN (Print)9781424407217
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008
Event3DTV Conference, 2007 - Kos Island, Greece
Duration: 1 May 2007 → …


Conference3DTV Conference, 2007
CityKos Island
Period1/05/07 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: This work was supported by EPSRC under grant number

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  • video codecs
  • multidimensional coding
  • stereo vision


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