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A new class of Embedded Multiple Description Scalar Quantizers (EMDSQ) is proposed. EMDSQ meet the desired features of high redundancy level, fine grain rate adaptation and progressive transmission of each description. Experimental results show that EMDSQ yield better rate-distortion performance in comparison to Multiple Description Uniform Scalar(More)
In this paper, we present a new Multiple Description Coding (MDC) system that enables the progressive transmission of images over unreliable channels with variable bandwidth. The proposed system employs a new type of quantizers, called Embedded Multiple Description Scalar Quantizers (EMDSQ). The system relies on wavelet-based QuadTree (QT) coding of the(More)
A new transform is proposed that derives the overcomplete discrete wavelet transform (ODWT) subbands from the critically sampled DWT subbands (complete representation). This complete-to-overcomplete DWT (CODWT) has certain advantages in comparison to the conventional approach that performs the inverse DWT to reconstruct the input signal, followed by the(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)
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)