Combining H.264 and MPEG2 for multi-resolution video applications

TitleCombining H.264 and MPEG2 for multi-resolution video applications
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsStorey, D., and P. Nasiopoulos
Conference NameElectrical and Computer Engineering, 2004. Canadian Conference on
Pagination2415 - 2419 Vol.4
Date Publishedmay.
Keywordsbitrate savings, broadcasts, CIF sequence, digital versatile discs, digital video broadcasting, DVD, H.264 enhancement layer, H.264 standard, high definition formats, high definition sequences, high definition television, image resolution, image sequences, low-resolution MPEG2 base layer, multi-resolution video applications, scalability scheme, spatial scalability, telecommunication standards, video coding

The recent completion of the H.264 standard has opened new areas of research in the area of scalability. Spatial scalability for high definition sequences is particularly important, since future DVDs and broadcasts will undoubtedly be in high definition formats. In this paper, a new method of combining a low-resolution MPEG2 base layer with a high-resolution H.264 enhancement layer is explored. For a CIF sequence, the proposed scalability scheme offers bitrate savings (when compared to H.264 alone) of up to 54%, depending on the bitrate of the MPEG2 base layer.


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