New Technologies in Multimedia
Fully Configurable Video Coding
Personnel: Professor Iain Richardson
Dr. Sampath Kannangara
We propose a new video coding paradigm, namely fully configurable video coding. This radical new approach has the potential to dramatically improve compression efficiency and image quality and will enable new ideas and technologies to be implemented rapidly and flexibly. It opens up exciting new challenges for video compression research and offers significant potential benefits to a wide range of video-based applications. In the new paradigm, a universal decoder can be configured as any standard-based or proprietary design of video decoder, without downloading new software. The universal decoder can be re-designed during decoding, adapting its configuration to maximise video compression performance. This will be achieved by specifying new or changed video coding functions at the encoder, communicating these changes to the decoder, creating them in the decoder and carrying on with decoding using the new functions.
This work will establish a framework for Fully Configurable Video Coding and will demonstrate adaptation, communication and instantiation of decoding structures in a prototype fully-configurable video codec.
- C. S. Kannangara, I. Richardson, M. Bystrom, M. de-Frutos-Lopez, "Fast, Dynamic Configuration of Transforms for Video Coding," ICIP 2008, San Diego, California, October 2008 (ACCEPTED)
- I. Richardson, M. Bystrom, M. de-Frutos-Lopez, C. S. Kannangara, "Dynamic Transform Replacement in an H.264 Codec," ICIP 2008, San Diego, California, October 2008 (ACCEPTED)
NEW - Source code for configurable Transform
This software demonstrate an implementation of a configurable transform in video coding.
IMPORTANT - This source code can be used for any purpose as long as it is properly acknowledged. However, no warranty or suitablity of this software for any purpose is implied or given. Please download the software at your own risk.
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