The main goal of this project is to go beyond the video coding standards with the design of a framework for fully reconfigurable video decoding, that is, video decoders with reconfigurable capabilities so that some header fields in the video bit stream could change the decoder configuration in a way that it can decode the video payload. Click here for more information.
Currently our work is focused on two different tasks. Firstly, integrating adaptive non standard-complaint algorithms to the encoder engine so that we can demonstrate the potential benefits of a reconfigurable approach. Secondly, defining a decoder description syntax for communicating new decoder functions.
GPM, Dept. of Signal Theory & Communications , Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
C. S. Kannangara, J. M Philp, I. E. Richardson, M. Bystrom, M. de Frutos Lopez, “A Syntax for Defining, Communicating, and Implementing Video Decoder Function and Structure”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 25, pp. 303-313.
I. Richardson, C. S. Kannangara, M. Bystrom, J. Philp and M. de Frutos Lopez, “Implementing fully Configurable Video Coding”, ICIP 2009, Cairo, Egypt, November 2009.
J. Philp, C. S. Kannangara, M. Bystrom, M. de Frutos Lopez and I. Richardson, “Decoder Description syntax for Fully Configurable Video Coding”, ICIP 2009, Cairo, Egypt, November 2009.
C. S. Kannangara, I. Richardson, M. Bystrom, M. de-Frutos-Lopez, "Fast, Dynamic Configuration of Transforms for Video Coding," ICIP 2008, San Diego, California, October 2008.
I. Richardson, M. Bystrom, M. de-Frutos-Lopez, C. S. Kannangara, "Dynamic Transform Replacement in an H.264 Codec," ICIP 2008, San Diego, California, October 2008.