Real-Time Watermark Embedding for High Resolution Video Watermarking

  • In-Koo Kang
  • Dong-Hyuck Im
  • Young-Ho Suh
  • Heung-Kyu Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4266)


This paper addresses implementation issues for real-time watermark embedding scheme of High Definition(HD) resolution videos on personal computers. In most watermark applications, an embedding procedure should be built at low costs and at the same time the embedded watermarks should have robustness against signal and image processing as well as malicious attacks. This paper provides some performance optimization guidelines and a simplified Human Visual System (HVS) method for fast and robust watermark embedding. This work demonstrates a real-time watermark embedding process including HD MPEG-2 video decoding, watermark embedding and displaying on Intel architecture personal computers. Experimental results show optimized embedding performances and robustness against several malicious attacks commonly happened to videos.


Edge Detector Human Visual System Image Watermark Watermark Embedding Malicious Attack 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Peleg, A., Weiser, U.: The MMX Technology Extension to the Intel Architecture. IEEE Micro 16(4), 42–50 (1996)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Voloshynovskiy, S., Herrigel, A., Baumgartner, N., Pun, T.: A stochastic approach to content adaptive digital image watermarking. In: Pfitzmann, A. (ed.) IH 1999. LNCS, vol. 1768, pp. 212–236. Springer, Heidelberg (2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Cox, I.J., Kilan, J., Leighton, F.T., Shamoon, T.: Secure spread spectrum watermarking for multimedia. IEEE Trans. on Image Processing 6(12) (December 1997)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    The complete guide to MMX technology. McGraw-Hill, New York (1997)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Chen, Y.-K., Holliman, M., Macy, W., Yeung, M.: Real-time Detection of Video Watermark on Intel Architecture. In: Proceeding of SPIE, vol. 3971, pp. 198–208 (May 2000)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ceolho, R., Hawash, M.: DirexXOpen image in new window, RDX, RSX and MMX Technology: a Jumpstart Guide to High Performance APls, MA. Addison-Wesely, London, UK (1998)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Intel Architecture MMX Technology Developer’s Manual, IL, Intel Corporation, Order Number 243006 (1996)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • In-Koo Kang
    • 1
  • Dong-Hyuck Im
    • 1
  • Young-Ho Suh
    • 2
  • Heung-Kyu Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EECSKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Digital Content Research DivisionElectronics and Telecommunications Research InstituteDaejeonRepublic of Korea

Personalised recommendations