L-Infinite Predictive Coding of Depth
Host Publication: International Conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems
Authors: W. Chang, I. Schiopu and A. Munteanu
UsePubPlace: Poitiers, France
Publication Date: Sep. 2018
Number of Pages: 12
The paper introduces a novel L_infinite-constrained compression method for depth maps. The proposed method performs depth segmentation and depth prediction in each segment, encoding the resulting information as a base layer. The depth residuals are modeled using a Two-Sided Geometric Distribution, and distortion and entropy models for the quantized residuals are derived based on such distributions. A set of optimal quantizers is determined to ensure a fix rate budget at a minimum L_infinite distortion. A fixed-rate L_infinite codec design performing context-based entropy coding of the quantized residuals is proposed, which is able to efficiently meet user constraints on rate or distortion. Additionally, a scalable L_infinite codec extension is proposed, which enables encoding the quantized residuals in a number of enhancement layers. The experimental results show that the proposed L_infinite coding approach substantially outperforms the L_infinite coding extension of the state-of-the-art CALIC method.