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Overview

The compression schemes applied for the storage and transmission of digital video data leave content sensitive to transmission errors, information loss and quality degradation. Recent developments in error resilience techniques allow improved quality of service of video communication over a range of network platforms.
Digital video communications, supported by the Internet, ATM networks and Broadband ISDN, have undergone significant development over the past few years. Emerging applications include videoconferencing, tele-medicine and distance learning. This leading edge text addresses the problems associated with the delivery and design of video communication services.
* Presents a comprehensive overview of the principles and techniques employed in the improvement of the performance of video codecs in error prone environments
* Provides a performance evaluation and comparison of video coding standards, MPEG-4, H.261 and H.263
* Outlines methods of video communication over mobile networks
* Provides guidance on quality enhancement and the meeting Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for digital video communications
* Accompanying CD-ROM containing video clips to illustrate the coding and error resilience technology described within the text
A valuable resource for researchers and postgraduate students working with video communication technology, as well as practising electronic and communications engineers designing and implementing video communication systems and consultants working in the video, television, computing and communications industries.

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"...offers an overview of the basic technologies and applications of digital video compression." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)
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Written for communications engineers and multimedia systems designers, this book offers an overview of the basic technologies and applications of digital video compression. It addresses the compression and transmission of coded video streams over mobile IP networks and analyzes a wide array of compression techniques and error resilience algorithms. It highlights issues related to the quality of service and suggests solutions to problems of quality degradation and transmission error. Sadka teaches at the University of Surrey. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470843123
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/26/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.91 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

About the Author.

Introduction.

Overview of Digital Video Compression Algorithms.

Flow Control in Compressed Video Communications.

Error Resilience in Compressed Video Communications.

Video Communications Over Mobile IP Networks.

Video Transcoding for Inter-network Communications.

Appendix A: Layering syntax of ITU-T H.263 Video Coding Standard.

Appendix B: Description of the Video Clips on the Supplementary CD.

Glossary of Terms.

Index.

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