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Context-aware adaptation of SVC scalability structure for improved coding efficiency

Kodikara Arachchi, H, Hewage, CTER, Dogan, S, Mrak, M, Barbosa, V, Andrade, MT and Kondoz, AM (2008) Context-aware adaptation of SVC scalability structure for improved coding efficiency PROCEEDINGS ELMAR-2008, VOLS 1 AND 2. 443 - 446.

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Abstract

The explosion of interest in consuming rich multimedia content resulted in a growing demand for technologies that enable seamless access over any network using any terminal without affecting the viewing experience. Scalable Video Coding (SVC) is considered to be one of the key technologies that will improve the accessibility to video resources through adapting them at network nodes or destination node at a negligible computational cost. State-of-the-art video coding technologies enable a comprehensive set of scalability options. However, the trade-off of having such enriched set of scalability options is the reduced compression efficiency and increased encoder/decoder complexity. This trade-off can be mitigated if the encoder has prior knowledge of the scalability options and levels that are actually needed at a given time. It is possible to achieve this goal in a closely monitored system, such as a Virtual Collaboration System (VCS), in which users and their usage environment are known. This paper proposes a framework to determine the scalability options and levels for encoding scalable video for a VCS. Simulation results highlight the benefits of the proposed framework.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Video Adaptation, Scalable Video Coding, Virtual Collaboration System, H.264/AVC
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Depositing User: Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010 09:12
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:38
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2327

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