This volume is the most comprehensive reference work on visual communications to date. An international group of well-known experts in the field provide up-to-date and in-depth contributions on topics such as fundamental theory, international standards for industrial applications, high definition television, optical communications networks, and VLSI design. The book includes information for learning about both the fundamentals of image/video compression as well as more advanced topics in visual communications research. In addition, the Handbook of Visual Communications explores the latest developments in the field, such as model-based image coding, and provides readers with insight into possible future developments.
The primary audience for this book includes engineers, practitioners, and researchers in industry and academics working on all aspects of image capture, processing, and communication. The book can also be used as a supplement for advanced courses in image processing, image communications, image and signal processing, and in a professional-level short course for image and video compression.