Slice group based multiple description video coding using motion vector estimation

D Wang, CN Canagarajah, DR Bull

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This paper proposes a novel scheme for multiple description video coding approach using slice group coding tool proposed in H.264. Independent motion compensation loops are maintained for two descriptions in the encoder. In each description, one slice group is encoded as main information, while the other slice group is encoded very coarsely, as redundancy, to keep basic information. This coarse slice group can be encoded using normal encoding with coarse quantizer, or using predicted motion vectors by the main slice group. Mode decision is made to select best encoding method. Results show that our scheme works very well and keeps subjective quality very good for middle and higher bitrate. Redundancy and side quality can be controlled by changing parameters of coarsely coded slice group, unlike some other MDC methods with fixed redundancy.
Translated title of the contributionSlice group based multiple description video coding using motion vector estimation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2004) Singapore
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages3237 - 3240
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780385543
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
EventInternational Conference on Image Processing - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 1 Oct 2004 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Image Processing
Period1/10/04 → …

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