Multi-view Video Coding
Multiview video systems are used for capturing a scene from different viewpoints, so that 3-D information of a scene is contained in the resulting set of sequences. Such videos are emerging as a potential tool for new multimedia services, e.g., 3-D TV and free viewpoint video. Because a multiview video contains several video sequences from different cameras, widespread use of multiview video requires the design of efficient compression techniques.
A straightforward approach for multiview video encoding would be to use standard video coding techniques independently on the video sequences corresponding to each camera. To further improve coding efficiency, inter-view coding (IVC) can be applied, where block-based predictive techniques can be used that is similar to the motion compensated predictive coding techniques used in MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, etc. Please refer to MVC diagram .
- PoLin Lai and Antonio Ortega, "Predictive Fast Motion/Disparity Search for
Multiview Video Coding," in Proc. of Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP) 2006, San Jose, CA, Jan. 2006.
- Jae Hoon Kim, Jonathan Garcia, and Antonio Ortega, "Dependent Bit Allocation in Multiview Video Coding," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Genoa, Italy, Sep. 2005. (accepted)
- Joaquin Lopez, Jae Hoon Kim, Antonio Ortega, and George Chen, "Block-based Illumination Compensation and Search Techniques for Multiview Video Coding," Picture Coding Symposium, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 2004.
- PoLin Lai and Antonio Ortega, "Predictive Fast Motion/Disparity Search for Multiview Video Coding," in Proc. of Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP) 2006, San Jose, CA, Jan. 2006.