Super High Definition Image Communications--A Platform for Media Integration--

Sadayasu ONO  Naohisa OHTA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E76-B   No.6   pp.599-608
Publication Date: 1993/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Next Generation Visual Telecommunication and Broadcasting)
super high definition images,  image communications,  multimedia,  hypermedia,  media integration,  

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This paper presents a new Hypermedia communication platform supported by the new digital image medium of super high definition (SHD) images. This new image communication platform will encourage the integration of all existing media to realize rich and realistic visual communication over B-ISDN. SHD images have a resolution of more than 20482048 pixels and the frame rate is more than 60 frames/sec. To achieve an real-time compression of SHD moving images, parallel signal processing systems with peak performance of 0.5 Tera Flops will be necessary. The specification requirements, signal processing and communication technologies needed to achieve SHD image communication are discussed. The relationship of hypermedia to SHD images is also examined.