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, Volume 76, Issue 15, pp 16605–16623 | Cite as

Context-aware HDR video distribution for mobile devices

  • Miguel Melo
  • Luís Barbosa
  • Maximino Bessa
  • Kurt Debattista
  • Alan Chalmers
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Abstract

HDR video on mobile devices is in its infancy and there are no solutions yet that can achieve full HDR video reproduction due to computational power limitations. In this paper we present a novel and versatile solution that allows the delivery of HDR video on mobile devices by taking into account contextual information and retro-compatibility for devices that do not have the computational power to decode HDR video. The proposed solution also enables the remote transmission of HDR video to mobile devices in real-time. This context-aware HDR video distribution solution for mobile devices is evaluated and discussed by considering the impact of HDR videos over conventional low dynamic range videos on mobile devices as well as the challenge of playing HDR videos directly locally or remotely.

Keywords

High dynamic range video Mobile devices Video delivery Tone-mapping Video streaming Context-aware 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is supported by the project “TEC4Growth - Pervasive Intelligence, Enhancers and Proofs of Concept with Industrial Impact/NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000020” is financed by the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE 2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, and through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This work is also supported by the project REC II/EEI-SII/0360/2012 entitled “MASSIVE - Multimodal Acknowledgeable multiSenSorial Immersive Virtual Environments” financed by the European Union (COMPETE, QREN and FEDER). Chalmers and Debattista are supported by Royal Society Industrial Fellowships.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INESC TEC, Campus da FEUPPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  3. 3.WMG, International Manufacturing CentreUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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