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Error concealment techniques for digital TV

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2 Author(s)
Jae-Won Suh ; Dept. of Inf. & Commun., Kwangju Inst. of Sci. & Technol., South Korea ; Yo-Sung Ho

Compressed video bitstreams are intended for real-time transmission over communication networks. Most of the video coding standards employ the temporal and spatial prediction structure to reduce the transmitted video data. Therefore, the coded video bitstreams are highly sensitive to information loss and channel errors. Even a single bit error can lead to disastrous quality degradation in both time and space. This quality deterioration is exacerbated when no error resilient coding mechanism is employed to protect coded video data against the error prone environments. Error concealment is a data recovery technique that enables the decoder to conceal effects of transmission errors by predicting the lost or corrupted video data from the previously reconstructed error-free information. Motion vector recovery and motion compensation with the estimated motion vector is a good approach to conceal the corrupted macroblock data. In this paper, we develop various error concealment algorithms based on motion vector recovery, and compare their performances to those of conventional error concealment methods.

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IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 4 )