Information and Media Technologies
Online ISSN : 1881-0896
ISSN-L : 1881-0896
Media (processing) and Interaction
Depth Coding using Downsampling and View based Upsampling
Meindert Onno WildeboerTomohiro YendoMehrdad Panahpour TehraniToshiaki FujiiMasayuki Tanimoto
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2011 年 6 巻 4 号 p. 1221-1228


There are several ways to represent 3D scene information. One popular way is based on N-view plus N-depth representation. In applications based on this representation, efficient compression of both view and depth is important. In this paper, we present a depth coding method that uses depth downsampling and a novel depth upsample filter that uses the color view in the depth upsampling. Our method of depth down- and up-sampling is able to reconstruct clear object boundaries in the upsampled depth maps, and, therefore, we can obtain a better coding efficiency. Our experimental results show that the proposed depth resampling filter, used in combination with a standard state-of-the-art video encoder, can increase both the coding efficiency and rendering quality, particularly at lower bit rates.

© 2011 The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
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