With technical advances in virtual reality (VR) devices, the media technology field is evolving toward providing immersive VR video experiences. To this end, the 360-degree video, which can be rendered by modern head-mounted displays for VR at a sufficiently high frame-rate and resolution, is attracting an increasing amount of attention in the context of VR video applications.
Given the significant video consumer growth of demand for VR, delivery of 360-degree video is one of the most important fields that require cost-effective solutions to achieve widespread proliferation of VR technology. Considering its data-intensive representation and the best-effort nature of the Internet, delivery of 360-degree videos requires advanced video coding and streaming techniques to offer an enhanced VR experience.
In the V-SENSE project, we are investigating novel compression and streaming techniques applied to the 360-degree video.
The 19th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2017), Taichung, Taiwan, 2017.
2017 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 2174-2178, Beijing, China, 2017, ISBN: 2381-8549.