A Synchronous Fragile Watermarking Scheme for Erroneous Q-DCT Coefficients Detection

  • Minghua Chen
  • Yun He
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2195)


In video communications over error prone channels, error concealment techniques are widely applied in video decoder for good subjective image output. However, a damaged MB could be concealed only after it is detected as erroneous. Because of the poor performance of the traditional syntax based error detection schemes, the error concealments thereafter show bad results. Our previous work explored the potential of transmission error detection by fragile watermarking. In this paper, a synchronous fragile watermark based transmission error detection scheme for hybrid decoder is proposed. By watermarking, we enforce a synchronization signal like correlation on Q-DCT coefficients. Thus the decoder could use this pre-forced information for detecting errors. The simulation results show that the erroneous Q-DCT coefficients detection capabilities are largely improved compared to syntax-based scheme.


watermarking fragile watermark error detection error resilience video communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minghua Chen
    • 1
  • Yun He
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Lab on Microwave and Digital Communications Department of Electronic EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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