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Multi-view image coding using 3-D voxel models

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2 Author(s)
Yongying Gao ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI, USA ; Radha, H.

We propose a multi-view image coding system in 3-D space based on an improved volumetric 3-D reconstruction. Unlike existing multi-view image coding schemes, in which the 3-D scene information is represented by a mesh model as well as the texture data, we use a 3-D voxel model to represent the 3-D scene information of the images to be encoded. Furthermore, we propose important, yet simple, improvements to current 3-D voxel models; these improvements lead to significant coding gain within our 3-D voxel model based compression system. This system provides an elegant framework for employing powerful and mature coding techniques. In particular, we employ the H.264 and 3-D SPIHT coding methods for compressing the proposed 3-D voxel models. Our simulation results clearly illustrate the efficiency and potential of the proposed 3-D voxel model based system.

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Image Processing, 2005. ICIP 2005. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

11-14 Sept. 2005