Department of Computer Science, National Chiao-Tung University

ILE5017 Video Compression

Ÿ             Time of Offering: Spring Term, 2008

Ÿ             Level: Graduate Students

Ÿ             Prerequisites: The recommended prerequisites are to have taken at least one of Source Coding, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, and Random Process, or prior experience with image or video processing and compression.

Ÿ             Course Instructor

­             Wen-Hsiao Peng (彭文孝), Ph.D

­             E-mail:

­             Office: EC431 (工三館 431)

­             Phone: Ext56625

­             Lab: Multimedia Architecture and Processing Laboratory (MAPL)

­             URL:

Ÿ             Course Homepage


Ÿ             Lectures

­             The course meets on Wednesdays from 10:40pm to 12:00pm and Fridays from 3:40pm to 4:30pm, in ED 305.

Ÿ             Course Outline

­             Introduction to Digital Video Compression

·      Video Formats, Representations, and Quality

·      Human Visual Systems

·      Video Compression Standards

­             Fundamentals of Source Coding

·      Lossless and Lossy Coding

·      Binary Encoding

·      Rate-Distortion Theory

·      Scalar and Vector Quantization

­             Video Compression: Concepts and Techniques

·      Video Sampling

·      Video Motion Model

·      Transform Coding

·      Predictive Coding

·      Motion Estimation

·      Rate-Distortion Optimization

­             Video Compression Standards

·      MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC

·      Scalable Video Coding (Scalable Extension of H.264/AVC)

·      Multi-view Video Coding (MVC)

­             Advanced Topics

·      Video Sampling Rate Conversion: De-interlacing

·      Multiple Description Coding (MDC)

·      Wyner-Ziv Video Coding

·      Key Technology Area (KTA)

Ÿ             Recommended Text Books

­             Handouts (Downloadable from the course web page)

­             Y. Wang, J. Ostermann, Y.-Q. Zhang, Video Processing and Communications, Prentice-Hall, 2002. (ISBN 0-13-017547-1)

­             Iain E. G. Richardson, H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression: Video Coding for Next Generation Multimedia, Wiley, 1st Edition, 2003. (ISBN: 0470848375)

­             Note: A number of advanced topics will be discussed that are not covered in the text. Class attendance is highly recommended.

Ÿ             Reference

­             Iain E. G. Richardson, Video Codec Design: Developing Image and Video Compression Systems, Wiley, 2002.

­             IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

­             IEEE Transaction on Multimedia

Ÿ             Grading Policy

­             30% Mid-term

­             30% Homeworks

·      4 written assignments or C-based computer simulations.

·      Should be done individually, but discussions are encouraged.

­             40% Term Projects

·      Work individually or as part of a team of 2-3 students.

·      A list of suggested topics will be provided.

·      Project grade based on (1) technical quality, significance, and originality of results 40%, (2) project report (in IEEE Transaction format) 30%, and (3) presentation 30%.

Ÿ             Office Hours

­             Wednesday/Friday after class in Engineering Building III Room 431.

­             Other time slots are also possible by appointments beforehand.

Ÿ             Teaching Assistant

­             黃雪婷

­             TEL: ext59287

­             詹家欣

­             TEL: ext59286

Ÿ             Miscellaneous

­             4/28~5/02 Attend MPEG Meeting in Archamps, France