Skip to main content
  • Research Article
  • Open access
  • Published:

Rendering-Oriented Decoding for a Distributed Multiview Coding System Using a Coset Code


This paper discusses a system in which multiview images are captured and encoded in a distributed fashion and a viewer synthesizes a novel image from this data. We present an efficient method for such a system that combines decoding and rendering processes in order to directly synthesize the novel image without having to reconstruct all the input images. Our method jointly performs disparity compensation in the decoding process and geometry estimation in the rendering process, because they are essentially equivalent if the camera parameters for the input images are known. Our method keeps both encoder and decoder complexity as low as that of a conventional intracoding method, while attaining better coding performance owing to the interimage decoding. We validate our method by evaluating the coding performance and the processing time for decoding and rendering in experiments.

Publisher note

To access the full article, please see PDF.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Yuichi Taguchi.

Rights and permissions

Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Taguchi, Y., Naemura, T. Rendering-Oriented Decoding for a Distributed Multiview Coding System Using a Coset Code. J Image Video Proc 2009, 251081 (2009).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Revised:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • DOI: