Efficient Compression Method for Cell Animation Video

Byongseok MIN  Seungjong KIM  Mrinal MANDAL  Jechang JEONG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.8   pp.3443-3450
Publication Date: 2005/08/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.8.3443
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Multimedia Systems for Communications" Multimedia Systems for Communications
cell animation,  compression,  intraframe coding,  interfame coding,  

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Animation video is becoming very popular with the availability of low cost computing resources. The cell animation is a popular method, used for producing animation video. In order to efficiently encode these videos, conventional video codecs, such as AutoDesk Animation Pro FLC, Intel Indeo 5, and MPEG-4 can be used to achieve high compression. However, when cell animation videos are compressed at very low bit rate by these traditional codecs, objectionable artifacts, e.g., false color, blurred contours, and blocking artifact, are severely occurred. In this paper, we propose an efficient compression method for cell animation images. The proposed method employs hybrid coding scheme which includes intraframe and interframe coding modes. The intraframe mode consists of color quantization, adaptive differential pulse code modulation, forward classification, and Golomb-Rice coding. The interframe coding consists of block-based techniques and exploits the characteristics of motion. Simulation results show that the proposed method provides superior performance over AutoDesk Animation Pro FLC, MPEG-1, Intel Indeo 5, and MPEG-4 standards.