Department of Computer Science, National Chiao-Tung University

ILE5051 Video Compression

Ÿ   Time of Offering: Spring Term, 2013

Ÿ   Level: Graduate Students

Ÿ   Prerequisites: The recommended prerequisites are to have finished courses like Signals and Systems, Linear Algebra, and Probability. It should be better that you already have basic knowledge about Discrete-time Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, and Source Coding.

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   Regular Lectures

­         The course meets on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 9:50am and Fridays from 1:20pm to 3:10pm, in ED 302

Ÿ   Hands-on Labs

­         One-hour lecture given by TA (attendance required)

­         Take-home computer simulation and report

­         Time and place will be announced in due course

Ÿ   Course Outline

­         Introduction to Digital Video

·      Human Visual Systems

·      Video Formats, Representations, and Quality

·      Video Compression Standards

­         Video Compression: Concepts and Techniques

·      Predictive Coding

·      Transform Coding

·      Scalar and Vector Quantization

·      Rate-Distortion Optimization

­         Fundamentals of Source Coding

·      Lossless Coding

·      Binary Encoding

·      Rate-Distortion Theory (optional)

­         Video Compression Standards

·      MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC

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

­         Advanced Topics (optional)

·      Video Sampling Rate Conversion: De-interlacing

·      Multiple Description Coding (MDC)

·      Wyner-Ziv Video Coding

Ÿ   Lecture Notes

­         Lecture Notes (Downloadable from the course web page)

Ÿ   Reference

­         Y. Wang, J. Ostermann, and Y. Q. Zhang, Video Processing and Communications, Prentice-Hall, 2001. (ISBN-13: 978-0130175472)

­         Iain E. Richardson, The H.264 Advanced Video Compression Standard, Wiley, 2nd Edition, 2010. (ISBN-13: 978-0470516928)

Ÿ   Grading Policy

­         40% Homeworks

·      C/C++ based computer simulations

·      Should be done individually, but discussions are encouraged

­         40% Final Project

·      Work individually or as part of a team of 2 students

·      Topic: Screen Content Coding

­         20% Lab Reports

Ÿ   Office Hours

­         Tuesday/Friday after class in Engineering Building III Room EC431

­         Other time slots are also possible by appointments beforehand

Ÿ   Teaching Assistant

­         Chun-Chi Chen (陳俊吉),

Office: EIC704 (電子資訊大樓704), Phone: Ext59267

Ÿ   Miscellaneous

­         4/22~4/26 Attend MPEG Meeting in Incheon, South Korea