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Inter-Layer Prediction Scheme for Scalable 3-D Holoscopic Video Coding

Conti, C. ; Nunes, P. ; Soares, L. D.

IEEE Signal Processing Letters Vol. 20, Nº 8, pp. 819 - 822, August, 2013.

ISSN (print): 1070-9908
ISSN (online): 1070-9908

Journal Impact Factor: 1,751 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/LSP.2013.2267234

Abstract
Holoscopic imaging has recently become a prospective glassless 3D technology conquering the attention of researchers seeking more realistic depth-illusion approaches. However, backward compatibility with legacy displays is crucial to progressively introduce this technology into the consumer market and to efficiently deliver 3D holoscopic content to end-users. Therefore, this letter proposes a new display scalable coding solution for 3D holoscopic based on an inter-layer prediction scheme that exploits the redundancy between multiview and 3D holoscopic content representations. Experimental results show that this inter-layer prediction scheme integrated into the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is advantageous, always outperforming the simulcast approach.