Efficient multiview video coding based on MPEG-4

Wenxian Yang, King Ngi Ngan, Jianfei Cai

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In this paper, we propose an MPEG-4 based multiview video encoder. The main view of the sequences is encoded using the MPEG-4 encoder and the auxiliary views are encoded by joint motion and disparity compensation. The output of the encoder contains multiple bitstreams and the main bitstream can be decoded by a standard MPEG-4 decoder. Extensive experimental results show that our proposed multiview coding can achieve significant performance gain over the conventional multiview video encoder, which is implemented by applying the concept of the MPEG-2 Multi-View Profile (MVP) on the MPEG-4 platform. The improvements come from a more efficient reference structure and the joint estimation of disparity and motion fields in our proposed multiview coding system. In addition, in the case of five-view encoding, we also compare four different prediction structures in order to find the best structure under certain scenarios. The proposed encoder is very promising for the applications of video-conferencing and 3D telepresence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Information Processing – PCM 2004
Subtitle of host publication5th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia Tokyo, Japan, November 30 – December 3, 2004 Proceedings, Part III
EditorsKiyoharu Aizawa, Yuichi Nakamura, Shin’ichi Satoh
Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540239855
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventPacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia 2004 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 30 Nov 20043 Dec 2004
Conference number: 5th
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/b104114 (Conference Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


ConferencePacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia 2004
Abbreviated titlePCM 2004
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