Lossless Coding of RGB 4:4:4 Color Video Using Linear Predictors Designed for Each Spatiotemporal Volume

Shu TAJIMA  Yusuke KAMEDA  Ichiro MATSUDA  Susumu ITOH  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E99-A   No.11   pp.2016-2018
Publication Date: 2016/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E99.A.2016
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Smart Multimedia & Communication Systems)
Category: Image
Keyword: 
lossless coding,  color video coding,  spatiotemporal partitioning,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes an efficient lossless coding scheme for color video in RGB 4:4:4 format. For the R signal that is encoded before the other signals at each frame, we employ a block-adaptive prediction technique originally developed for monochrome video. The prediction technique used for the remaining G and B signals is extended to exploit inter-color correlations as well as inter- and intra-frame ones. In both cases, multiple predictors are adaptively selected on a block-by-block basis. For the purpose of designing a set of predictors well suited to the local properties of video signals, we also explore an appropriate setting for the spatiotemporal partitioning of a video volume.