Analysis of packet-loss-induced distortion in view synthesis prediction-based 3-D video coding

Gao, Pan, Peng, Qiang, and Xiang, Wei (2017) Analysis of packet-loss-induced distortion in view synthesis prediction-based 3-D video coding. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 26 (6). pp. 2781-2796.

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View synthesis prediction (VSP) is a crucial coding tool for improving compression efficiency in the next generation 3D video systems. However, VSP is susceptible to catastrophic error propagation when multi-view video plus depth (MVD) data are transmitted over lossy networks. This paper aims at accurately modeling the transmission errors propagated in the inter-view direction caused by VSP. Toward this end, we first study how channel errors gradually propagate along the VSP-based inter-view prediction path. Then, a new recursive model is formulated to estimate the expected end-to-end distortion caused by those channel losses. For the proposed model, the compound impact of the transmission distortions of both the texture video and depth map on the quality of the synthetic reference view is mathematically analyzed. Especially, the expected view synthesis distortion due to depth errors is characterized in the frequency domain using a new approach, which combines the energy densities of the reconstructed texture image and the channel errors. The proposed model also explicitly considers the disparity rounding operation invoked for the sub-pixel precision rendering of the synthesized reference view. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate that the proposed analytic model is capable of effectively modeling the channel-induced distortion for MVD-based 3D video transmission.

Item ID: 49970
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1941-0042
Keywords: Multi-view video plus depth coding, view synthesis prediction, 3D video transmission, channel distortion modeling
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2017 02:02
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400699 Communications engineering not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890199 Communication Networks and Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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