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IJCTE 2011 Vol.3(2): 304-310 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2011.V3.322

Region-Based Adaptive Distributed Video Coding

A. Elamin, Varun Jeoti and Samir Belhouari

Abstract—the practical application of DVC is referred to as Wyner-Ziv video coding (WZ) where the side information available at the decoder is an estimate of the original frame. The compression is achieved by sending the information that is needed to correct this estimation. Due to the limitation of side information prediction, the predicted frame is expected to have various degree of success along the predicted frame. In this work, we propose partitioning the considered frame into many coding units (region) where each unit is encoded differently. This partitioning is, however, done at the decoder while generating the side-information and the region map is sent over to encoder at very little rate penalty. The partitioning allows allocation of appropriate DVC coding parameters (virtual channel, rate, and quantizer) to each region. The proposed solution preserves the simplicity of the video encoder by performing the frame partitioning process at the decoder during side information generation process. Experimental results show that adaptive DVC parameters selection per region enhances the overall PSNR when compared with frame based.

Index Terms—distributed video coding, side information generation, channel coding, and Region based video coding.

A. Elamin. is with the Electrical Eng, Uinevrsiti Technologi PETRONAS, Perak, 31750, Malaysia (phone: 60-175-773599; e-mail: elamina86@yahoo.com).
Varun Jeoti, is with the Electrical Eng, Uinevrsiti Technologi PETRONAS, Perak, 31750, Malaysia. (e-mail: varun_jeoti@petronas.com.my).
Samir Belhouari is with the Electrical Eng, Uinevrsiti Technologi PETRONAS, Perak, 31750, Malaysia, (e-mail: brahim_belhaouari@petronas.com.my ).

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Cite: A. Elamin, Varun Jeoti and Samir Belhouari, "Region-Based Adaptive Distributed Video Coding," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 304-310, 2011.

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