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A novel framework for fully scalable video coding that performs open-loop motion-compensated temporal filtering (MCTF) in the wavelet domain (in-band) is presented in this paper. Unlike the conventional spatial-domain MCTF (SDMCTF) schemes, which apply MCTF on the original image data and then encode the residuals using the critically sampled discrete(More)
—Integrating video coding and denoising is a novel processing paradigm, bringing mutual benefits to both video processing tools. In this paper, we propose a novel video denoising approach of which the main idea is reusing motion estimation resources from the video coding module for video denoising. In most cases, the motion fields produced by real-time(More)
Video transmission over variable-bandwidth networks requires instantaneous bit-rate adaptation at the server site to provide an acceptable decoding quality. For this purpose, recent developments in video coding aim at providing a fully embedded bit-stream with seamless adaptation capabilities in bit-rate, frame-rate and resolution. A new promising(More)
This paper reports an information-theoretic analysis of the dependencies that exist between curvelet coefficients. We show that strong dependencies exist in local intra-band micro-neighborhoods, and that the shape of these neighborhoods is highly anisotropic. With this respect, it is found that the two immediately adjacent neighbors that lie in a direction(More)
Several techniques based on the three-dimensional (3-D) discrete cosine transform (DCT) have been proposed for volumetric data coding. These techniques fail to provide lossless coding coupled with quality and resolution scalability, which is a significant drawback for medical applications. This paper gives an overview of several state-of-the-art 3-D wavelet(More)
Perfect reconstruction, quality scalability, and region-of-interest coding are basic features needed for the image compression schemes used in telemedicine applications. This paper proposes a new wavelet-based embedded compression technique that efficiently exploits the intraband dependencies and uses a quadtree-based approach to encode the significance(More)
This paper presents a novel fully-scalable wavelet video coding scheme that performs efficient open-loop motion compensated temporal filtering (MCTF) in the wavelet domain (in-band). Unlike the conventional spatial-domain MCTF (SDMCTF) schemes, which apply MCTF on the original image data and then encode the residual image using a critically-sampled wavelet(More)
Lossless image compression with progressive transmission capabilities plays a key role in measurement applications, requiring quantitative analysis and involving large sets of images. This work proposes a wavelet-based compression scheme that is able to operate in the lossless mode. The quantization module implements a new technique for the coding of the(More)