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Semantic Transcoding of Videos by using Adaptive Quantization

Abstract: This paper proposes the use of an approach of video transcoding driven by the video content and providedwith the adaptive quantization of MPEG standards.Computer vision techniques can extract semanticsfrom videos according with user's interests: the videosemantics is exploited to adapt the video in order tomeet the device's capabilities and the user'srequirements and preserve the best quality possible. Well assessed video analysis techniques are used to segment the video into objects grouped in classes ofrelevance to which the user can assign a weight proportional to their relevance. This weight is used todecide the quantization values to be applied in theMPEG-2 encoding to each macroblock. A modified version of the PSNR (Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio) is used as performance metric and comparativeevaluation is reported with respect to other codingstandards such as JPEG, JPEG 2000, (basic) MPEG-2, and MPEG-4. Experimental results are provided on different situations, one indoor and oneoutdoor. Keywords:Videotranscoding, adaptive quantization, motion detection


Cucchiara, Rita; Grana, Costantino; Prati, Andrea "Semantic Transcoding of Videos by using Adaptive Quantization" WANGJÌ WANGLÙ JÌSHÙ XUÉKAN, vol. 5, pp. 31 -39 , 2004

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