Fast degradation-free algorithm for DCT block extraction in the compressed domain

Yoshiaki Shibata, Zhigang Chen, Roy H. Campbell

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A fast, degradation-free solution for the DCT block extraction problem is proposed. The problem is defined as extracting a DCT block from a DCT compressed frame composed of DCT blocks. This problem is encountered in both video/image manipulations in the compressed domain and transcodecs, for example, converting from MPEG to Motion JPEG. Traditionally, solutions involve using the pixel domain manipulation or Chang's algorithm with approximations. The new solution expands Chang's algorithms, takes full advantage of a fast DCT algorithm, and exploits characteristics of the input DCT blocks without any approximation. The new DCT block extraction achieves 70% performance improvement without any degradation of image quality compared with the conventional solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3185-3188
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-99) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Mar 15 1999Mar 19 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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