Image and Video Compression Standards: Algorithms and Architectures / Edition 2

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New to the Second Edition: offers the latest developments in standards activities (JPEG-LS, MPEG-4, MPEG-7, and H.263) provides a comprehensive review of recent activities on multimedia enhanced processors, multimedia coprocessors, and dedicated processors, including examples from industry. Image and Video Compression Standards: Algorithms and Architectures, Second Edition presents an introduction to the algorithms and architectures that form the underpinnings of the image and video compressions standards, including JPEG (compression of still-images), H.261 and H.263 (video teleconferencing), and MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 (video storage and broadcasting). The next generation of audiovisual coding standards, such as MPEG-4 and MPEG-7, are also briefly described. In addition, the book covers the MPEG and Dolby AC-3 audio coding standards and emerging techniques for image and video compression, such as those based on wavelets and vector quantization. Image and Video Compression Standards: Algorithms and Architectures, Second Edition emphasizes the foundations of these standards; namely, techniques such as predictive coding, transform-based coding such as the discrete cosine transform (DCT), motion estimation, motion compensation, and entropy coding, as well as how they are applied in the standards. The implementation details of each standard are avoided; however, the book provides all the material necessary to understand the workings of each of the compression standards, including information that can be used by the reader to evaluate the efficiency of various software and hardware implementations conforming to these standards. Particular emphasis is placed on those algorithms and architectures that have been found to be useful in practical software or hardware implementations. Image and Video Compression Standards: Algorithms and Architectures, Second Edition uniquely covers all major standards (JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.261, H.263) in a simple and tutorial manner, while fully addressing the architectural considerations involved when implementing these standards. As such, it serves as a valuable reference for the graduate student, researcher or engineer. The book is also used frequently as a text for courses on the subject, in both academic and professional settings.

An introduction and reference to the underpinnings and foundations of multimedia and graphics compression standards such as JPEG, MPEG-1 & 2, H.261, and Dolby AC-3. Emphasizes application of predictive and transform-based coding, motion estimation and compensation, and entropy coding as applied to the standards. Discusses methods for lossless and lossy image compression, processing requirements, RISC and DSP cores, DCT architectures, motion estimation and entropy coding hardware, integrated circuits for video coders, multimedia enhancements for RISC processors, and standard and non-standard coding techniques.

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Introduces the algorithms and architecture that form the underpinnings of the primary image and video compression standards, including JPEG (compressing still images), H.261 (video conferencing), and MPEG-1 and -2 (video storage and broadcasting). Also includes the MPEG and Dolby AC-3 audio coding standing and emerging techniques for image and video compression such as those based on wavelets and vector quantizations. Emphasizes the algorithms and architectures that have been found practical in software or hardware implementations. Assumes some background in high-level hardware design, but no prior knowledge of compression. Conceived as a reference or self-study tutorial, but may also be suitable as an auxiliary text in a graduate course. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Based on tutorials by the authors in several forums, introduces the underpinnings of compression for still images JPEG, video teleconferencing H.261 and H.263 and video storage and broadcasting MPEG-1 and MPEG-2; and briefly describes the next generation of audiovisual coding standards such as MPEG-4 and MPEG-7. Emphasizes foundations such as predictive coding, transform-based coding, motion estimation and compensation, and entropy coding. Suitable for self-study by engineers or as a supplementary text in a graduate course, and assumes no prior knowledge of image or video compression theory or architecture, but some background in high-level hardware design. Incorporates developments since the first edition, for which no date is given. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Preface. 1. Compression Fundamentals. 2. Methods and Standards for Lossless Compression. 3. Fundamentals of Lossy Image Compression. 4. Fundamentals of Lossy Video Compression. 5. The JPEG Standard. 6. The MPEG Video Standards. 7. Video Teleconferencing Standards. 8. Processing Requirements. 9. RISC and DSP Cores. 10. Architectures for the DCT. 11. Hardware for Motion Estimation. 12. Hardware for Entropy Coding. 13. Implementation of JPEG Processors. 14. Integrated Circuits for Video Coders. 15. Multimedia Enhancements for General Purpose Processors. 16. Standards for Audio Compression. 17. Nonstandard Compression Techniques. A. Color Transformations. B. Abbreviations and Symbols. C. Internet Directory. References. Index.
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