Joint estimation and optimum encoding of depth field for 3-D object-based video coding
Alatan, A.Aydin, Onural Levent
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IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
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IEEE, Los Alamitos, CA, United States
3-D motion models can be used to remove temporal redundancy between image frames. For efficient encoding using 3-D motion information, apart from the 3-D motion parameters, a dense depth field must also be encoded to achieve 2-D motion compensation on the image plane. Inspiring from Rate-Distortion Theory, a novel method is proposed to optimally encode the dense depth fields of the moving objects in the scene. Using two intensity frames and 3-D motion parameters as inputs, an encoded depth field can be obtained by jointly minimizing a distortion criteria and a bit-rate measure. Since the method gives directly an encoded field as an output, it does not require an estimate of the field to be encoded. By efficiently encoding the depth field during the experiments, it is shown that the 3-D motion models can be used in object-based video compression algorithms.