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Face-Tracking and Coding for Video Compression

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Face-Tracking and Coding for Video Compression
While computing power and transmission bandwidth have both been steadily increasing over the last few years, bandwidth rather than processing power remains the primary bottleneck for many complex multimedia applications involving communication. Current video coding algorithms use intelligent encoding to yield higher compression ratios at the cost of additional computing requirements for encoding and decoding. The use of techniques from the fields of computer vision and robotics such as object recognition, scene interpretation, and tracking can further improve compression ratios as well as provide additional information about the video sequence being transmitted. We used a new face tracking system developed in the robotics area to normalize a video sequence to centered images of the face. The face-tracking allowed us to implement a compression scheme based on Principal Component Analysis (PCA), which we call Orthonormal Basis Coding (OBC). We designed and implemented the face tracker a...
William E. Vieux, Karl Schwerdt, James L. Crowley
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where ICVS
Authors William E. Vieux, Karl Schwerdt, James L. Crowley
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