Copyright Protection in Video Distribution Systems by Using a Fast and Robust Watermarking Scheme

  • Antonio Cedillo-Hernandez
  • Manuel Cedillo-Hernandez
  • Francisco Garcia-Ugalde
  • Mariko Nakano-Miyatake
  • Hector Perez-Meana
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9799)


In this paper we propose a watermarking scheme to ensure copyright protection in video distribution systems. This research is focused on provide a low computational cost solution that allows embedding a robust and imperceptible watermarking signal in the video content, such that the original video transmission rate will not be affected. Our proposal accomplishes this challenge by introducing a fast and effective method based on spatio-temporal Human Visual System properties that allow improving imperceptibility along video sequence and at the same time, enhancing robustness. Extensive experiments were performed to prove that the proposed algorithm satisfies quickness, invisibility and robustness against several real-world video processing issues. The proposed scheme has the advantages of robustness, simplicity and flexibility, allowing it to be considered a good solution in practical situations since it can be adapted to different video distribution systems.


Video watermarking Human Visual System Video distribution systems 



Authors thank the Post-Doctorate Scholarships Program from DGAPA at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México as well as Instituto Politécnico Nacional by the support provided during the realization of this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Cedillo-Hernandez
    • 1
  • Manuel Cedillo-Hernandez
    • 2
  • Francisco Garcia-Ugalde
    • 1
  • Mariko Nakano-Miyatake
    • 2
  • Hector Perez-Meana
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de IngenieríaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Sección de Estudios de Posgrado E Investigación, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica Y Eléctrica Unidad CulhuacánInstituto Politécnico NacionalMexico CityMexico

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