Recent Advances on Scalable Video Coding

Kazuya HAYASE  Hiroshi FUJII  Yukihiro BANDOH  Hirohisa JOZAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E95-A   No.8   pp.1230-1239
Publication Date: 2012/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E95.A.1230
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Image Media Quality)
scalable video coding,  H.264/AVC,  SVC,  

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Scalable video coding offers efficient video transmission to a variety of display devices over heterogeneous and error-prone networks. Scalable video coding has been strenuously researched in recent years and state-of-the-art international coding with scalability has been standardized as SVC, which is an extension of H.264/AVC. This paper summarizes the recent advanced research that has been done for improving the quality and reducing the complexity of scalable video coding (including SVC), as well as for improving the quality assessment techniques. It is intended to give researchers a critical, technical overview of what is required to develop more efficient scalable video coding in the future.