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A new image coding method utilizing the wavelet transform, JPEG2000, has been developed. In this report, we consider several types of visual distortion observed in moving HDTV pictures and ultra-high definition pictures compressed by wavelet transform coding, and describe measures to reduce them. So-called "flicker artifacts" are visually decreased by visual weighting and the mechanism is interpreted by Weber's law. The characteristic distortion named "comb-tooth artifacts" caused by the combination of subband decomposition and the interlaced TV signal structure is discussed, and a preprocessing method is proposed to counter it. The relation between the resolution levels of the subband decomposition and the distortion is investigated by coding experiments on ultra-high definition pictures.
Image Processing. 2002. Proceedings. 2002 International Conference on (Volume:3 )
Date of Conference: 24-28 June 2002