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Wyner-Ziv to H.264 Video Transcoder for Low Cost Video Encoding

Martinez, JL, Fernandez-Escribano, G, Kalva, H, Fernando, WAC and Cuenca, P (2009) Wyner-Ziv to H.264 Video Transcoder for Low Cost Video Encoding IEEE T CONSUM ELECTR, 55 (3). pp. 1453-1461.

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This paper proposes a Wyner-Ziv / H.264 transcoder that enables low cost video applications. The proposed solution supports video encoding on resource constrained devices such as disposable video cameras, network camcorders and low cost video encoders. This approach is based on reducing encoding resource requirements on a device by using Wyner-Ziv video encoding. The system shifts the burden of complexity away from the encoder, for example to a network node, where a transcoder efficiently converts WZ encoded video to H.264 by reusing the information from the WZ decoding stage. The transcoded H.264 video is require fewer resources than WZ decoding and therefore reduces the complexity of decoding. The complexity of encoding and playback ends of video applications is thus reduced enabling new class of. consumer application. The paper is focused on reducing the complexity of the macro-block mode coding decision process carried out in H.264 encoding stage of the transcoder. Based on a data mining process, the approach replaces the high complexity H.264 mode decision algorithm by a faster decision tree. The proposed architecture reduces the battery consumption of the end-user devices and the transcoding time is reduced by 86% with negligible rate-distortion loss.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Martinez, JL
Fernandez-Escribano, G
Kalva, H
Cuenca, P
Date : August 2009
DOI : 10.1109/TCE.2009.5278013
Uncontrolled Keywords : Wyner-Ziv, Low Cost Video Encoding, H.264, Transcoding, Disposable video camera, INFORMATION
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:09
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 20:24

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