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The Essential Guide to Video Processing

This comprehensive and state-of-the art approach to video processing gives engineers and students a comprehensive introduction and includes full coverage of key applications: wireless video, video networks, video indexing and retrieval and use of video in speech processing. Containing all the essential methods in video processing alongside the latest standards, it is a complete resource for the professional engineer, researcher and graduate student.

  • Numerous conceptual and numerical examples
  • All the latest standards are thoroughly covered: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 and AVC
  • Coverage of the latest techniques in video security

"Like its sister volume "The Essential Guide to Image Processing," Professor Bovik’s Essential Guide to Video Processing provides a timely and comprehensive survey, with contributions from leading researchers in the area. Highly recommended for everyone with an interest in this fascinating and fast-moving field." —Prof. Bernd Girod, Stanford University, USA

R&D engineers; university researchers; graduate students

Paperback, 778 Pages

Published: May 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374456-2


  • Introduction to Video Processing; Video Sampling and Interpolation; Motion Detection and Estimation; Video Enhancement and Restoration; Video Stabilization and Mosaicing; Video Segmentation; Motion Tracking in Video; Basic Transform Video Coding; MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 Video Standards; MPEG-4 Visual and H.264/AVC: Standards for Modern Digital Video; Interframe Subband/ Wavelet Scalable Video Coding; Digital Video Transcoding; Embedded Video Codecs; Video Quality Assessment; A Unified Framework for Video Indexing, Summarization, Browsing and Retrieval; Video Communication Networks; Video Security and Protection; Wireless Video Streaming; Video Surveillance; Face Recognition from Video; Audio-Visual Speech Processing


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