Fabio Verdicchio

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Video content delivery is a challenging task due to its large bandwidth requirements and its sensitivity to transmission errors. In this context, simultaneously providing scalability and resilience against transmission errors is of paramount importance. Layered video coding coupled with multicast video transmission employing no feedback provides the(More)
Recently proposed scalable wavelet-based video codecs using spatial-domain motion compensated temporal filtering (SDMCTF) offer competitive compression performance when compared to H.264 and generate embedded bit-streams supporting quality, resolution and temporal scalability. To be able to support a large range of bit-rates with optimal compression(More)
The availability of affordable 'recreational' camera traps has dramatically increased over the last decade. We present survey results which show that many conservation practitioners use cheaper 'recreational' units for research rather than more expensive 'professional' equipment. We present our perspective of using two popular models of 'recreational'(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)
Video coding techniques yielding state-of-the-art compression performance require large amount of computational resources, hence practical implementations, which target a broad market, often tend to trade-off coding efficiency and flexibility for reduced complexity. Scalable video coding instead, not only provides seamless adaptation to bit-rate variation,(More)
Real time delivery of video over best-effort networks requires compression systems that dynamically adapt the rate to the available channel capacity and exhibit robustness to data loss as retransmission is often impractical. Error-resilience, however, significantly lowers the coding performance when rigid design is performed based on a worst-case scenario.(More)
Real-time delivery of video over best-effort error-prone packet networks requires scalable erasure-resilient compression systems in order to 1) meet the users' requirements in terms of quality, resolution, and frame-rate; 2) dynamically adapt the rate to the available channel capacity; and 3) provide robustness to data losses, as retransmission is often(More)
Modern video coding applications require data transmission over variable-bandwidth wired and wireless network channels to a variety of terminals, possibly having different screen resolutions and available computing power. Scalable video coding technology is needed to optimally support these applications. Recently proposed wavelet-based video codecs(More)
Multimedia applications emerge on portable devices everywhere. These applications typically have a number of stringent requirements: (i) a high amount of computational power together with real-time performance and (ii) the flexibility to modify the application or the characteristics of the application at will. The performance requirements often drive the(More)