Chaminda T. E. R. Hewage

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In the near future, many conventional video applications are likely to be replaced by immersive video to provide a sense of ldquobeing there.rdquo This transition is facilitated by the recent advancement of 3D capture, coding, transmission, and display technologies. Stereoscopic video is the simplest form of 3D video available in the literature. ldquoColor(More)
The timely deployment of three-dimensional (3-D) video applications requires accurate objective quality measures, so that time consuming subjective tests can be avoided. Investigated is the correlation between subjective and objective evaluations of colour plus depth map 3-D video. Subjective tests are performed to determine the overall image quality and(More)
The most recent network technologies are enabling a variety of new applications, thanks to the provision of increased bandwidth and better management of Quality of Service. Nevertheless, telemedical services involving multimedia data are still lagging behind, due to the concern of the end users, that is, clinicians and also patients, about the low quality(More)
This proposal presents a new error robust strategy for encoding redundant pictures for the H.264/AVC standard. The method is based on providing motion vectors as redundant data, i.e. providing extra protection to the motion information of the encoded stream. The proposed system is implemented based on the existing redundant coding algorithm of the scalable(More)
Stereoscopic video is one of the simplest forms of multi view video, which can be easily adapted for communication applications. Much current research is based on colour and depth map stereoscopic video, due to its reduced bandwidth requirements and backward compatibility. Existing immersive media research is more focused on application processing than(More)
Scalable multiple description video coding (MDC) provides adaptability to bandwidth variations and receiving device characteristics, and can improve error robustness in multimedia networks. In this paper, a scalable MDC scheme is proposed for stereoscopic 3D video. Scalable MDC has previously been applied to 2D video but not to 3D video. The proposed(More)
New 3D video applications and services are emerging to fulfill increasing user demand. This effort is well supported by the increasing 3D video content including user generated content (e.g., through 3D capture/display enabled mobile phones), technological advancements (e.g., HD 3D video capture and processing methods), affordable 3D displays, and(More)
Video streaming over IP is severely affected by packet losses. The effect of transmission errors in immersive media may be worse compared to conventional video applications. Therefore, effective error concealment algorithms are required at the decoder to improve the end user media experience in case of packet losses. This paper proposes a novel frame(More)