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Video Compression

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Sound recording and the movie camera were among the greatest inventions of ThomasEdison. They were later united when “talkies” were developed, and they are still used together in video recordings. This unification is one reason for the popularity of movies and video. With the rapid advances in computers in the 1980s and 1990s came multimedia applications, where images and sound are combined in the same file. Such files tend to be large, which is why compressing them became an important field of research.

This chapter starts with basic discussions of analog and digital video, continues with the principles of video compression, and concludes with a description of several compression methods designed specifically for video, namely MPEG-1, MPEG-4, H.261, H.264, and VC-1.

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Salomon, D., Motta, G. (2010). Video Compression. In: Handbook of Data Compression. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-903-9_9

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