By Topic

Perceptually Scalable Extension of H.264

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Hojin Ha ; Communications Research and Development Center, Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea ; Jincheol Park ; Sanghoon Lee ; Alan Conrad Bovik

We propose a novel visual scalable video coding (VSVC) framework, named VSVC H.264/AVC. In this approach, the non-uniform sampling characteristic of the human eye is used to modify scalable video coding (SVC) H.264/AVC. We exploit the visibility of video content and the scalability of the video codec to achieve optimal subjective visual quality given limited system resources. To achieve the largest coding gain with controlled perceptual quality degradation, a perceptual weighting scheme is deployed wherein the compressed video is weighted as a function of visual saliency and of the non-uniform distribution of retinal photoreceptors. We develop a resource allocation algorithm emphasizing both efficiency and fairness by controlling the size of the salient region in each quality layer. Efficiency is emphasized on the low quality layer of the SVC. The bits saved by eliminating perceptual redundancy in regions of low interest are allocated to lower block-level distortions in salient regions. Fairness is enforced on the higher quality layers by enlarging the size of the salient regions. The simulation results show that the proposed VSVC framework significantly improves the subjective visual quality of compressed videos.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 11 )