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JPEG2000-Compatible Scalable Scheme for Wavelet-Based Video Coding

  • Thomas André1Email author,
  • Marco Cagnazzo1,
  • Marc Antonini1 and
  • Michel Barlaud1
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing20072007:030852

DOI: 10.1155/2007/30852

Received: 14 August 2006

Accepted: 16 January 2007

Published: 13 March 2007

Abstract

We present a simple yet efficient scalable scheme for wavelet-based video coders, able to provide on-demand spatial, temporal, and SNR scalability, and fully compatible with the still-image coding standard JPEG2000. Whereas hybrid video coders must undergo significant changes in order to support scalability, our coder only requires a specific wavelet filter for temporal analysis, as well as an adapted bit allocation procedure based on models of rate-distortion curves. Our study shows that scalably encoded sequences have the same or almost the same quality than nonscalably encoded ones, without a significant increase in complexity. A full compatibility with Motion JPEG2000, which tends to be a serious candidate for the compression of high-definition video sequences, is ensured.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
I3S Laboratory, UMR 6070/CNRS, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis

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