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.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Displays comprehensive coverage from fundamental theory to international standards and VLSI design * Includes 518 pages of contributions from well-known experts * [please keep this feature current with the page count] * Presents state-of-the-art knowledge--the most up-to-date and accurate information on various topics in the field * Provides an extensive overview of international standards for industrial applications


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.

Table of Contents

B.G. Haskell, Video Data Compression: Waveform Encoding. Parameter Coding. W.A. Pearlman, Information Theory and Image Coding: Noiseless Source Coding. Continuous-Amplitude Sources. Scalar Quantization.Vector Coding. Transform Coding. Predictive Coding. Subband Coding. Conclusions. N.S. Jayant, J.D. Johnston, and R.J. Safranek, Image Compression Based on Models of Human Vision: Overview of Signal Compression. Visual Signal, Human Perception,and Time-Frequency Analysis. Filterbanks and Transforms in Image Processing. Quantization. Perceptional Image Coding. Perceptional Coding of Video. Research Directions. D.L. Duttweiler, Bilevel Image Coding: Compressed Rasters versus Page Description Language. Group 3 and Group 4 Coding. Joint Bilevel Imaging Group Coding. Conclusions. H.-M. Hang and Y.-M. Chou, Motion Estimation for Image Sequence Compression: Motion Estimation and Compensation. Block Matching Method. Differential Method. Fourier Method. Concluding Remarks. A. Gersho, S.Gupta, and S.-W. Wu, Vector Quantization Techniques in Image Compression: Vector Quantization with Memory. Adaptive Vector Quantization. Vector Quantization in Transform and Subband Coding. Vector Qunatization in Interframe Video Coding. Variable Bit-Rate Vector Quantization. Enhanced Decoding. Concluding Remarks. R.L. de Queiroz and K.R. Rao, Transform Coding: Transforming the Signal. Performance of Transforms. Representation of a Transformed Image. Quantizers and Entropy Coding. Quantizer Selection. Human Visual Sensitivity Weighting. Transform Coders: Zonal Sampling. Joint Pictures Experts Group Baseline System. Interframe Image Coding. Vector Quantization. Conclusions. Appendix 7.A: Discrete Cosine Transform. Appendix 7.B: Lapped Orthogonal Transform. T. Naveen and J.W. Woods. Subband and Wavelet


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About the editors

Hseuh-Ming Hang

Affiliations and Expertise

National Chiao Tung University

John Woods

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA