A Scalable Coding Approach for High Quality Depth Image Compression
2012 (English)In: 3DTV-Conference, IEEE conference proceedings, 2012, Art. no. 6365469- p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
The distortion by using traditional video encoders (e.g. H.264) on the depth discontinuity can introduce disturbing effects on the synthesized view. The proposed scheme aims at preserving the most significantdepth transition for a better view synthesis. Furthermore, it has a scalable structure. The scheme extracts edge contours from a depth image and represents them by chain code. The chain code and the sampleddepth values on each side of the edge contour are encoded by differential and arithmetic coding. The depthimage is reconstructed by diffusion of edge samples and uniform sub-samples from the low quality depthimage. At low bit rates, the proposed scheme outperforms HEVC intra at the edges in the synthesized views, which correspond to the significant discontinuities in the depth image. The overall quality is also better with the proposed scheme at low bit rates for contents with distinct depth transition. © 2012 IEEE.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2012. Art. no. 6365469- p.
3DTV; Depth image coding; View synthesis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17433DOI: 10.1109/3DTV.2012.6365469ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84872086592Local ID: STCISBN: 978-1-4673-4903-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-17433DiVA: diva2:572047
3DTV-CONFERENCE 2012 The True Vision Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video, ETH Zurich, October 15-17, 2012