Efficient low bit-rate intra-frame coding using common information for 360-degree video

Fariha Afsana, Manoranjan Paul, Manzur Murshed, David Taubman

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With the growth of video technologies, super resolution videos, including 360-degree immersive video has become a reality due to exciting applications such as augmented/virtual/mixed reality for better interaction and a wide angle user-view experience of a scene compared to traditional video with narrow-focused viewing angle. The new generation video contents are bandwidth-intensive in nature due to high resolution and demand high bit rate as well as low latency delivery requirements that pose challenges in solving the bottleneck of transmission and storage burdens. There is limited optimisation space in traditional video coding schemes for improving video coding efficiency in intra-frame due to the fixed size of processing block. This paper presents a new approach for improving intra-frame coding especially at low bit rate video transmission for 360-degree video for lossy mode of HEVC. Prior to using traditional HEVC intra-prediction,this approach exploits the global redundancy of entire frame by extracting common important information using multi-level discrete wavelet transformation. This paper demonstrates that the proposed method considering only low frequency information o fa frame and encoding this can outperform the HEVC standard at low bit rates. The experimental results indicate that the proposed intra-frame coding strategy achieves an average of 54.07% B Drate reduction and 2.84 dB BD-PSNR gain for low bit rate scenario compared to the HEVC. It also achieves a significant improvement in encoding time reduction of about 66.84% on an average. Moreover, this finding also demonstrates that the existing HEVC block partitioning can be applied in the transformdomain for better exploitation of information concentration aswe applied HEVC on wavelet frequency domain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 22nd International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728193205
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventIEEE 22nd International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing - Virtual workshop
Duration: 21 Sep 202024 Sep 2020
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/9287028/proceeding (proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE 22nd International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
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