Publication Details

The 27th Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, June 8-9, 2006

Contribution To Book Anthology


Distributed source coding (DSC) is a new coding paradigm for video compression, based on the theoretical fundaments of Slepian and Wolf and Wyner and Ziv on compression of correlated information sources. DSC simultaneously provides low-complexity encoding of video and robustness against transmission errors. Current video coding systems based on distributed source coding, apply motion estimation only at the decoder side in order to generate the side-information. This paper proposes an alternative distributed video coding approach employing a simple motion model at the encoder side, using the bit-error as a block-matching criterion. This leads to higher compression-performance at the cost of a slight shift in coding complexity from the decoder to the encoder.