5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference

Research Article

Improving Hash-Based Wyner-Ziv Video Coding Using Genetic Algorithms

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        author={Charles Yaacoub and Joumana Farah and B\^{e}atrice Pesquet-Popescu},
        title={Improving Hash-Based Wyner-Ziv Video Coding Using Genetic Algorithms},
        proceedings={5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference},
        keywords={Distributed video coding frame interpolation genetic algorithms side information Wyner-Ziv coding.},
  • Charles Yaacoub
    Joumana Farah
    Béatrice Pesquet-Popescu
    Year: 2010
    Improving Hash-Based Wyner-Ziv Video Coding Using Genetic Algorithms
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2009.7248
Charles Yaacoub1,2,*, Joumana Farah1,*, Béatrice Pesquet-Popescu2,*
  • 1: Faculty of Sciences and Computer Engineering, Holy- Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon.
  • 2: Signal and Image Processing Department, Telecom ParisTech, 46 Rue Barrault, 75634 Paris, France.
*Contact email: charlesyaacoub@usek.edu.lb, joumanafarah@usek.edu.lb, beatrice.pesquet@telecom-paristech.fr


This work aims at improving the quality of the side information in distributed video coding. A novel technique for the fusion of multiple side information is developed for this purpose. Based on genetic algorithms, the proposed frame fusion technique incurs no additional complexity at the encoder side, in case of hash-based distributed video coding. Simulation results show a significant improvement in the side information quality compared to other interpolation techniques available in the literature, which greatly improves the rate-distortion performance of a distributed video codec, where the gain in PSNR can reach 7 dB.