Kenneth Vermeirsch

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With the growing demand for low delay video streaming in errorprone environments, error resilience tools, such as the data partitioning tool in the H.264/AVC specification, are becoming more and more important. In this paper, the introduction of constrained inter prediction into the H.264/AVC specification is proposed. Constrained inter prediction can help(More)
In this paper, we present a spatial resolution reduction transcoding architecture for H.264/AVC, which extends open-loop transcoding with a low-complexity compensation technique in the reduced-resolution domain. The proposed architecture removes visual artifacts from the transcoded sequence, while keeping complexity significantly lower than more traditional(More)
In this paper, we examine spatial resolution downscaling transcoding for H.264/AVC video coding. A number of advanced coding tools limit the applicability of techniques, which were developed for previous video coding standards. We present a spatial resolution reduction transcoding architecture for H.264/AVC, which extends open-loop transcoding with a(More)
To attain efficient coding of sequences with complex motion activity, modern video coding standards allow variable block sizes to be employed in temporal prediction. A block with complex motion can be partitioned into two equal-sized halves or into four quadrants. In this paper we study the impact of allowing blocks to be partitioned in two unequal(More)
Requantization transcoding is a method for reducing the bit rate of compressed video bitstreams. Most research on requantization is concerned with the architectural design, the selection of a suitable quantizer, or the reduction of requantization errors. In this paper, we propose to incorporate a new dimension in requantization transcoding: the quantization(More)
Today's wireless networks suffer from high error rates in real-life conditions. Moreover errors tend to occur in large bursts. Multiple Description Coding (MDC) of digital video is a promising technique to overcome these problems in wireless environments by taking advantage of frequency or channel diversity. This papers proposes two low complexity MDC(More)
The European STREP Project SUIT involves the development of a multiple description scalable video codec for the transmission of video content over DVB-T/H and WiMAX channels. In this paper, we elaborate on the architectural design choices for such a multiple description transmission system, which utilizes H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC). We follow a(More)
In video coding systems using adaptive arithmetic coding to compress texture information, the employed symbol probability models need to be retrained every time the coding process moves into an area with different texture. To avoid this inefficiency, we propose to replace the probability models used in the original coder with multiple switchable sets of(More)