Title Versatile Video Coding
Subtitle Latest Advances in Video Coding Standards
Author Humberto Ochoa Dominguez, K.R. Rao
ISBN 9788770220477
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 350
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
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Video is the main driver of bandwidth use, accounting for over 80 per cent of consumer Internet traffic. Video compression is a critical component of many of the available multimedia applications, it is necessary for storage or transmission of digital video over today’s band-limited networks. The majority of this video is coded using international standards developed in collaboration with ITU-T Study Group and MPEG.

The MPEG family of video coding standards begun on the early 1990s with MPEG-1, developed for video and audio storage on CD-ROMs, with support for progressive video. MPEG-2 was standardized in 1995 for applications of video on DVD, standard and high definition television, with support for interlaced and progressive video. MPEG-4 part 2, also known as MPEG-2 video, was standardized in 1999 for applications of low-bit rate multimedia on mobile platforms and the Internet, with the support of object-based or content based coding by modeling the scene as background and foreground. Since MPEG-1, the main video coding standards were based on the so-called macroblocks. However, research groups continued the work beyond the traditional video coding architectures and found that macroblocks could limit the performance of the compression when using high-resolution video. Therefore, in 2013 the high efficiency video coding (HEVC) also known and H.265, was released, with a structure similar to H.264/AVC but using coding units with more flexible partitions than the traditional macroblocks. HEVC has greater flexibility in prediction modes and transform block sizes, also it has a more sophisticated interpolation and de blocking filters.

In 2006 the VC-1 was released. VC-1 is a video codec implemented by Microsoft and the Microsoft Windows Media Video (VMW) 9 and standardized by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). In 2017 the Joint Video Experts Team (JVET) released a call for proposals for a new video coding standard initially called Beyond the HEVC, Future Video Coding (FVC) or known as Versatile Video Coding (VVC). VVC is being built on top of HEVC for application on Standard Dynamic Range (SDR), High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 360° Video. The VVC is planned to be finalized by 2020.

This book presents the new VVC, and updates on the HEVC. The book discusses the advances in lossless coding and covers the topic of screen content coding. Technical topics discussed include:

  • Beyond the High Efficiency Video Coding
  • High Efficiency Video Coding encoder
  • Screen content
  • Lossless and visually lossless coding algorithms
  • Fast coding algorithms
  • Visual quality assessment
  • Other screen content coding algorithms
  • Overview of JPEG Series




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List of Tables

List of Abbreviations

Number of References and Projects


Chapter 1: Beyond High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) • Introduction • Standard Dynamic Range • Video Test Sequence Formats and Frame Rates • Coding Conditions of Submissions • Anchors • High Dynamic Range • Video Test Sequence Formats and Frame Rates • Coding Conditions of Submissions • Anchors • 360° Video • Video Test Sequence Formats and Frame Rates • Coding Conditions of Submissions • Test Sequences • Distribution Formats for Test Sequences and Decoded Results, Delivery of Bitstreams and Binary Decoders, Utilities and Cross-check Meeting • Testing Environment and Methodology • Selection of the Test Method • DSIS • DSCQS • How to Express the Visual Quality Opinion with DSIS • How to Express the Visual Quality Opinion with DSCQS • Training and Stabilization Phase • The Laboratory Setup • Viewing Distance, Seats and Monitor Size • Viewing Environment • References

Chapter 2: HEVC Encoder • Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) • Analysis of Coding Tools in HEVC Test Model, HM 1.0-Intra Prediction • HEVC Encoder • Intra Prediction • Transform Coefficient Scanning • Luma and Chroma Fractional Pixel Interpolation • Comparison of Coding Tools of HM1 and HEVC Draft 9 • Extensions to HEVC • Profiles and Levels • Performance and Computational Complexity of HEVC Encoders • System Layer Integration of HEVC • HEVC Lossless Coding and Improvements [E86] • Summary • Projects

Chapter 3: Screen Content Coding for HEVC • Introduction to SCC • Screen Content Coding Tools • Intra Block Copy • Palette Mode • Palette Derivation • Coding the Palette Entries • Coding the Palette Indices • Adaptive Colour Transform (ACT) • Colour Space Conversion • Encoder Optimization • Adaptive Motion Vector Resolution

Chapter 4: Lossless and Visually Lossless Coding Algorithms • Residual DPCM • Sample-Based Weighted Prediction with Directional Template Matching • Sample-Based Angular Intra-Prediction • Sample-Based Angular Intra-Prediction with Edge Prediction • Fast Coding Algorithms • Adaptive Motion Compensation Precision • Fast Intra Coding • Visual Quality Assessment • Screen Image Quality Assessment • Objective Quality Assessment • Subjective Quality Assessment • Other SCC Algorithms • Segmentation • Rate Control • Summary • Projects • References

Appendix • H.264 Advance Video Coding (AVC)/MPEG-Part 10 References • Books on H.264 • H.264 Standard, JM SOFTWARE • DCT References • HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) References • Software Repository; Scalable Extensions of HEVC • Build System • Software Structure • ATSC Advanced Television Systems Committee • Video Coding: Recent Developments for HEVC and Future Trends • MPEG Internet Video Coding • Conclusion • MPEG-DASH • HEVC Overview Online • Test Sequences/Data Bases • IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (JETCAS) • How to Access JCT-VC Documents • Performance Comparison of Video Standards (PCVS) • Subjective Evaluaton of Compression Algorithms and Standards • Books on HEVC and Related Areas • Overview Papers • Tutorials • Special Sessions • Transcoders • Encryption of HEVC Bit Streams • File Format • Online Courses (OLC) • Open Source Software • X265 Source Code • vTune Amplifier by Intel • General • JVT REFLECTOR • HEVC Quality Evaluation • JCT-VC Documents • References on SSIM • SSIMPLUS Index for Video Quality-of-Experience Assessment • Bjontegaard Metric • VP8, VP9 • JPEG 2000 • Digital Cinema • JPEG 2000 Related Work • JPSearch • Sweden Records Missile Tests Using JPEG2000 Technology April 2000• JPEG XR • JPEG-LS • JPEG • JPEG XT • JPEG XT Projects • JPEG PLENO • JPEG XS • JPEG AIC • JBIG • LAR-LLC • PNG • WebP • WebM • DIRAC (BBC) • DAALA • Bjontegaard Metric • AVS China • Thor Video Codec • References on Screen Content Coding • Beyond HEVC • Projects on Beyond HEVC • Post–HEVC Activity • AV1 Codec (Alliance for Open Media–AOM) • Alliance for Open Media • Real Media HD (RMHD) • SMPTE • WMV-9 (VC-1) • VC-2 Standard • Legacy Codec • DSC by VESA • Joint Video Experts Team (JVET) • 360 Degree Video Coding • RGB <======> YCbCr Conversion • PSNRAVG • Weighted BDBR • Colour-Sensitivity-Based Combined PSNR (CSPSNR) • Cross-Media Retrieval • Multiple Description Coding


About the Authors

About the Authors:

Humberto Ochoa Dominguez, IIT-UACJ, Mexico

K.R. Rao, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Target Audience:

This book is intended for students and academicians of  electronics and communication engineering and people interested in multimedia compression.


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