Compression and distribution of panoramic videos utilising MPEG-7-based image registration

  • Andrzej Glowacz
  • Michał Grega
  • Piotr Romaniak
  • Mikołaj Leszczuk
  • Zdzisław Papir
  • Ignacy Pardyka


This paper describes an innovative compression method of panoramic images based on MPEG-7 descriptors. The proposed solution employs a detection of a series of individual video frame overlaps in order to produce concatenated panoramic images. The presented method is easy to implement even in simple devices such as low power consuming chipsets installed in remote cameras having limited power supplies. Under subjective tests it has been proved that the concatenation method allows for achieving lower transmission rates while sustaining picture quality.


Wireless content distribution Panoramic image MPEG-7 Edge histogram descriptor Mean opinion score Quality evaluation 



The work presented in this paper was supported in part by the Polish State Ministry of Science and Higher Education under the Grants No. NN517438833 and 4T11D00525, as well as by the European Commission under the grant no. FP6-0384239 (Network of Excellence CONTENT).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Glowacz
    • 1
  • Michał Grega
    • 1
  • Piotr Romaniak
    • 1
  • Mikołaj Leszczuk
    • 1
  • Zdzisław Papir
    • 1
  • Ignacy Pardyka
    • 2
  1. 1.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Swietokrzyska AcademyKielcePoland

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