An Iterative Fusion Technique for Dynamic Side Information Refinement in Pixel Domain Distributed Video Coding

Buddika ADIKARI  Anil FERNANDO  Rajitha WEERAKKODY  Ahmet M. KONDOZ  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E92-A   No.6   pp.1417-1423
Publication Date: 2009/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E92.A.1417
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
Keyword: 
distributed video coding,  Wyner-Ziv coding,  digital signal processing,  video compression,  

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Summary: 
Distributed video coding (DVC) technology has been considered to be capable of reducing the processing complexity of the encoder immensely, while majority of the computational overheads are taken over by the decoder. In the common DVC framework, the pictures are decoded using the Wyner-Ziv encoded bit stream received from the encoder and the side information estimated using previously decoded information. As a result, accuracy of the side information estimation is very critical in improving the coding efficiency. In this paper we propose a novel side information refinement technique for DVC using multiple side information streams and sequential motion compensation with luminance and chrominance information involving iterative fusion of parallel information streams. In the bit plane wise coding architecture, previously decoded higher order bit planes are incrementally used to perform the motion estimation jointly in luminance and chrominance spaces to estimate multiple redundant bit streams for iterative fusion to produce more improved side information for subsequent bit planes. Simulation results show significant objective quality gain can be achieved at the same bit rate by utilizing the proposed refinement algorithms.