Special Section on Perceptually Driven Visual Information Analysis

Defocus cue and saliency preserving video compression

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Meera Thapar Khanna, Brejesh Lall

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India

Santanu Chaudhury

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India

CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, Rajasthan 333031, India

J. Electron. Imaging. 25(6), 061626 (Dec 22, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.25.6.061626
History: Received April 4, 2016; Accepted November 29, 2016
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Abstract.  There are monocular depth cues present in images or videos that aid in depth perception in two-dimensional images or videos. Our objective is to preserve the defocus depth cue present in the videos along with the salient regions during compression application. A method is provided for opportunistic bit allocation during the video compression using visual saliency information comprising both the image features, such as color and contrast, and the defocus-based depth cue. The method is divided into two steps: saliency computation followed by compression. A nonlinear method is used to combine pure and defocus saliency maps to form the final saliency map. Then quantization values are assigned on the basis of these saliency values over a frame. The experimental results show that the proposed scheme yields good results over standard H.264 compression as well as pure and defocus saliency methods.

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Meera Thapar Khanna ; Santanu Chaudhury and Brejesh Lall
"Defocus cue and saliency preserving video compression", J. Electron. Imaging. 25(6), 061626 (Dec 22, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.25.6.061626


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