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Video coding scheme using DCT-pyramid vector quantization

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2 Author(s)
Dalessandro, P. ; Contraves Co., Milan, Italy ; Lancini, R.

A new and effective video coding scheme for contribution quality is proposed. The CMTT/2, a joint committee of CCIR and CCITT, has proposed a video coding scheme (already approved at European level by ETS) working at 34-45 Mbit/s. Basically this proposal includes a DCT transform for spatial correlation removal and motion compensation for temporal correlation removal. The individual transform coefficients are then scalar quantized with a non uniform bit assignment. Starting from the CMTT/2 proposal, the study presents a new video coding scheme designed using a vector quantizer solution instead of the scalar one. Specifically, the pyramid vector quantization (PVQ) has been chosen as the vector quantization method as it is able to reduce the DCT coefficients Laplacian distribution. Simulation results show that the proposed video coding scheme gives the same contribution quality at 22 Mbit/s as the one obtained with the CMTT/2 proposal at 45 Mbit/s

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Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 3 )