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Image and Video Compression - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128203538

Image and Video Compression

2nd Edition

Communicating Pictures

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Authors: David Bull Fan Zhang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128203538
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2021
Page Count: 522
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Image and Video Compression: Communicating Pictures, Second Edition  gives a unique, historical perspective on the role of images in communications before explaining the applications and requirements of a modern video coding system. The book draws on Dave Bull’s extensive academic and professional experience of signal processing and video coding to deliver a text that is algorithmically rigorous, yet accessible, relevant to modern standards, and practical. It offers a thorough grounding in visual perception and demonstrates how modern image and video compression methods can be designed to meet the rate-quality performance levels demanded by today's applications, networks and users.

Key Features

  • Provides a unique approach that combines algorithmic rigor with practical implementation
  • Includes broad coverage, explaining compression video methods and new and emerging formats, such as human perception, visual quality assessment, immersion assessment and video transmission
  • Presents state-of-the-art video coding standards (HEVC and H.264/AVC) to explain algorithm development in the context of block based compression using numerous worked examples


Researchers, advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the field of image and video processing, computer vision

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The human visual system
3. Discrete-time analysis for images and video
4. Digital picture formats and representations
5. Transforms for image and video coding
6. Filter banks and wavelet compression
7. Lossless compression methods
8. Coding moving pictures: motion prediction
9. The block-based hybrid video codec
10. Measuring and managing picture quality
11. Communicating pictures: delivery across networks
12. Video coding standards
13. Communicating pictures - the future


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About the Authors

David Bull

David Bull

David Bull is the Chair in Signal Processing and Head of the Visual Information Laboratory at the University of Bristol, and Director of the Bristol Vision Institute. His research interests are focused on image and video communications and analysis for wireless, internet and broadcast applications. He has published over 450 academic papers, various articles, three books and numerous patents, many of which have been exploited commercially. He has undertaken a wide range of consultation activities for both industries and governments around the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bristol, UK

Fan Zhang

Dr. Zhang received her MSc and PhD degree in Navigation, Guidance and Control in 2012 and 2017 form School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University respectively. Her research focuses on the dynamic and control of Tethered Space Robot and maneuverable Tethered Space Net.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

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