Bruno Macchiavello

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A spatial-resolution reduction based framework for incorporation of a Wyner-Ziv frame coding mode in existing video codecs is presented, to enable a mode of operation with low encoding complexity. The core Wyner-Ziv frame coder works on the Laplacian residual of a lower-resolution frame encoded by a regular codec at reduced resolution. The quantized(More)
BACKGROUND Two-dimensional echocardiography (2D-echo) allows the evaluation of cardiac structures and their movements. A wide range of clinical diagnoses are based on the performance of the left ventricle. The evaluation of myocardial function is typically performed by manual segmentation of the ventricular cavity in a series of dynamic images. This process(More)
We have recently introduced an algorithm for semi-automatic segmentation of the left ventricular wall in short-axis echocardiographic images (EMBC 30:218-221). In its preprocessing stage, the algorithm uses temporal averaging for image denoising. Motion estimation is used to detect and reject frames that do not correlate well with the set of images being(More)
Recommended by Frederic Dufaux The distributed video coding paradigm enables video codecs to operate with reversed complexity, in which the complexity is shifted from the encoder toward the decoder. Its performance is heavily dependent on the quality of the side information generated by motio estimation at the decoder. We compare the rate-distortion(More)
A motion-based side-information generation scheme with semi super-resolution for a scalable Wyner-Ziv coder framework is introduced. It is known that the performance of any Wyner-Ziv coder is heavily dependent on the efficiency of the side-information generation. We propose an iterative block based scheme to generate a semi super-resolution frame using the(More)
The emerging video coding standard, HEVC, was developed to replace the current standard, H.264/AVC. However, in order to promote inter-operability with existing systems using the H.264/AVC, transcoding from H.264/AVC to the HEVC codec is highly needed. This paper presents a transcoding solution that uses machine learning techniques in order to map H.264/AVC(More)
—Free-viewpoint video conferencing allows a participant to observe the remote 3D scene from any freely chosen viewpoint. An intermediate virtual viewpoint image is commonly synthesized using two pairs of transmitted texture and depth maps from two neighboring captured viewpoints via depth-image-based rendering (DIBR). To maintain high quality of synthesized(More)