Video compression based on distributed source coding principles

Zixiang Xiong

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This paper applies distributed source coding principles to three areas of video compression, leading to Witsenhausen-Wyner video coding, layered Wyner-Ziv video coding, and multiterminal video coding. Compared to H.264/AVC and H.26L-FGS video coding, the advantage of Witsenhausen-Wyner video coding and layered Wyner-Ziv video coding is error robustness when the compressed video has to be delivered over a noisy channel. The price for this added error robustness is a small loss of compression performance. In multiterminal video coding for video sensor network applications, since the encoders are not allowed to communicate with each other, the use of distributed source coding is out of necessity. We propose a generic scheme for multiterminal video coding based on Slepian-Wolf coded quantization, where we explore multiple view geometry in computer vision to generate the side information. Experimental results with two-and three-view video sequences show that our multiterminal video coder can achieve a lower sum-rate than separate H.264/AVC coding. Comparison with the standard JMVM joint encoding scheme is also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record - 43rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventAsilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computing 2009 - Pacific Grove, United States of America
Duration: 1 Nov 20094 Nov 2009
Conference number: 43rd


ConferenceAsilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computing 2009
Abbreviated titleACSSC 2009
CountryUnited States of America
CityPacific Grove

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