Polyphase Downsampling Based Multiple Description Coding Applied to H.264 Video Coding

Jie JIA  Hae-Kwang KIM  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E89-A   No.6   pp.1601-1606
Publication Date: 2006/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e89-a.6.1601
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Papers Selected from 2005 International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC2005))
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Keyword: 
error resilience,  multiple description coding,  H.264,  video coding,  polyphase downsampling,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents a video coding method that improves error resilient functionality of H.264 with good coding efficiency. The method is based on PD (polyphase downsampling) multiple description coding. The only changes to H.264 are inserting PD before the DCT process and having new data partitioning NAL units. A coded slice is sent on 3 data partitioning NAL units. A header NAL unit contains motion vectors and block modes. Each of the other two NAL units contains a description generated by PD multiple description coding. The experimental results on all 9 of the test sequences of JVT SVC show that the proposed method gives 0.5 to 5 dB enhancement over the existing H.264 FMO checker board mode with motion vector based error-concealment.