In this paper, we introduce a new methodology for single pass signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) video scalability based on the partitioning of the DCT coefficients. The DCT coefficients of the displaced frame difference (DFD) for inter-blocks or the intensity for intra-blocks are partitioned into a base layer and one or more enhancement layers, thus, producing an embedded bitstream. Subsets of this bitstream can be transmitted with increasing video quality as measured by the SNR. Given a bit budget for the base and enhancement layers the partitioning of the DCT coefficients is done in a way that is optimal in the operational rate-distortion sense. The optimization is performed using Lagrangian relaxation and dynamic programming (DP). Experimental results are presented and conclusions are drawn.
- Layered coding
- Operational rate-distortion theory
- Scalable video coding
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design