Side information estimation and new symmetric schemes for multi-view distributed video coding

This paper deals with distributed video coding (DVC) for multi-view sequences. DVC of multi-view sequences is a recent field of research, with huge potential impact in applications such as videosurveil- lance, real-time event streaming from multiple cameras, and, in general, immersive communications. It raises however several problems, and in this paper we tackle two of them. Based on the principles of Wyner–Ziv (WZ) coding, in multi-view DVC many estimations can be generated in order to create the side information (SI) at the decoder. It has been shown that the quality of the SI strongly influences the global coding performances. Therefore, this paper proposes to study the contribution of multiple SI estimations (in the temporal and view directions) to the global performances. Moreover, we propose new symmetric schemes for longer group of pictures (GOP) in multi-view DVC and show that we can further exploit the long-term correlations using a new kind of estimation, called diagonal. For such schemes, several decoding strategies may be envisaged. We perform a theoretical study of the temporal and inter- view dependencies, and confirm by experiments the conclusion about the best decoding strategy.

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Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (Special issue: Resource-Aware Adaptive Video Streaming), 19, 589-599

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