Publication Details
Jurgen Slowack, Jozef Skorupa, Stefaan Mys, Nikos Deligiannis, Peter Lambert, Adrian Munteanu, Rik Van De Walle

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Contribution To Book Anthology


Distributed video coding is a relatively new video coding ap- proach, where compression is achieved by performing motion estimation at the decoder. Current techniques for decoder-side motion estimation make use of assumptions such as linear motion between the reference frames. It is only after the frame is partially decoded that some of the errors are corrected. In this paper, we propose a new approach with mul- tiple predictors, accounting for inaccuracies in the decoder-side motion estimation process during the decoding. Each of the predictors is assigned a weight, and the correlation between the original frame at the encoder and the set of predictors at the decoder is modeled at the decoder. This correlation information is then used during the decoding process. Results indicate average quality gains up to 0.4 dB.