28 January 2008 Performance vs. complexity in scalable video coding for embedded surveillance applications
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In this paper, we explore the complexity-performance trade-offs for camera surveillance applications. For this purpose, we propose a Scalable Video Codec (SVC), based on wavelet transformation in which we have adopted a t+2D architecture. Complexity is adjusted by adapting the configuration of the lifting-based motion-compensated temporal filtering (MCTF). We discuss various configurations and have found an SVC that has a scalable complexity and performance, enabling embedded applications. The paper discusses the trade-off of coder complexity, e.g. motion-compensation stages, compression efficiency and end-to-end delay of the video coding chain. Our SVC has a lower complexity than H.264 SVC, but the quality performance at full resolution is close to H.264 SVC (within 1 dB for surveillance type video at 4CIF, 60Hz) and at lower resolutions sufficient for our video surveillance application.
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Marijn J. H. Loomans, Cornelis J. Koeleman, Peter H. N. de With, "Performance vs. complexity in scalable video coding for embedded surveillance applications", Proc. SPIE 6822, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2008, 68220J (28 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.759458; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.759458
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