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Lenslet Light Field Image Coding: Classifying, Reviewing and Evaluating

Brites , C. ; Ascenso, J. ; Pereira, F.

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Vol. 31, Nº 1, pp. 339 - 354, January, 2021.

ISSN (print): 1051-8215
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,87 (in 2020)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TCSVT.2020.2976784

In recent years, visual sensors have been quickly improving, notably targeting richer acquisitions of the light present in a visual scene. In this context, the so-called lenslet light field (LLF) cameras are able to go beyond the conventional 2D visual acquisition models, by enriching the visual representation with directional light measures for each pixel position. LLF imaging is associated to large amounts of data, thus critically demanding efficient coding solutions in order applications involving transmission and storage may be deployed. For this reason, considerable research efforts have been invested in recent years in developing increasingly efficient LLF imaging coding (LLFIC) solutions. In this context, the main objective of this paper is to review and evaluate some of the most relevant LLFIC solutions in the literature, guided by a novel classification taxonomy, which allows better organizing this field. In this way, more solid conclusions can be drawn about the current LLFIC status quo, thus allowing to better drive future research and standardization developments in this technical area.