Complexity Scalability in Motion-Compensated Wavelet-Based Video Coding

  • T. Clerckx
  • A. Munteanu
  • J. Cornelis
  • P. Schelkens
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4179)


Scalable wavelet-based video codecs based on motion-compensated temporal filtering (MCTF) require complexity scalability to cope with the growing heterogeneity of devices on which video has to be processed. The computational and memory complexity of two spatial-domain (SD) MCTF and in-band (IB) MCTF video codec instantiations are examined in this paper. Comparisons in terms of complexity versus performance are presented for both types of codecs. Some of the trade-offs between complexity and coding performance are analyzed and it is indicated how complexity scalability can be achieved in such video-codecs. Furthermore, a new approach is presented to obtain complexity scalability in IBMCTF video coding, by targeting the complexity of the complete-to-overcomplete discrete wavelet transform at the cost of a limited and controllable penalty on the overall coding performance.


Discrete Wavelet Transform Discrete Wavelet Video Code Complexity Scalability Scalable Video Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Clerckx
    • 1
  • A. Munteanu
    • 1
  • J. Cornelis
    • 1
  • P. Schelkens
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Electronics and InformaticsVrije Universiteit Brussel – Interdisciplinary institute for BroadBand TechnologyBrusselsBelgium

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