Scalable video fusion

P. R. Hill, A. Achim, D. R. Bull

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2 Citations (Scopus)


A novel system is introduced that is able to fuse two or more sets of multimodal videos in the transform domain. This is achieved without drift and produces an embedded bitstream that offers fine grain scalability. Previous attempts to fuse in the transform domain have not been possible for video compression systems due to the complications of predictive loops within conventional video encoding. The compression system is based on an optimised spatiotemporal codec using the 3D Discrete Dual-tree Wavelet Transform (DDWT) together with a bit plane encoding method (SPIHT) and a coefficient sparsification process (noise shaping). Together, these methods can efficiently encode a video sequence without the need for motion compensation due to the directional (in space and time) selectivity of the transform. This system offers extremely flexible video fusion in dynamic bandwidth environments where there are variable client receiving capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2013 - Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event2013 20th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2013 - Melbourne, VIC, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Sep 201318 Sep 2013


Conference2013 20th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityMelbourne, VIC


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