Video Coding and Streaming for Virtual Reality

9th June 2017
Video Coding and Streaming for Virtual Reality

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.

2019

Croci, Simone; Ozcinar, Cagri; Zerman, Emin; Cabrera, Julian; Smolic, Aljosa

Voronoi-based Objective Quality Metrics for Omnidirectional Video Inproceedings Forthcoming

11th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX 2019), Forthcoming.

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Ozcinar, Cagri; Cabrera, Julian; Smolic, Aljosa

Visual Attention-Aware Omnidirectional Video Streaming Using Optimal Tiles for Virtual Reality Journal Article

IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems , 2019.

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2018

Ozcinar, Cagri; Cabrera, Julian; Smolic, Aljosa

Omnidirectional Video Streaming Using Visual Attention-Driven Dynamic Tiling for VR Inproceedings

IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP) 2018, Taichung, Taiwan, 2018.

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Ozcinar, Cagri; Cabrera, Julian; Smolic, Aljosa

Viewport-aware omnidirectional video streaming using visual attention and dynamic tiles Inproceedings

7-th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing (EUVIP) 2018, 2018.

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2017

Ozcinar, Cagri; Abreu, Ana De; Knorr, Sebastian; Smolic, Aljosa

Estimation of optimal encoding ladders for tiled 360° VR video in adaptive streaming systems Inproceedings

The 19th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2017), Taichung, Taiwan, 2017.

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Ozcinar, Cagri; Abreu, Ana De; Smolic, Aljosa

Viewport-aware adaptive 360° video streaming using tiles for virtual reality Inproceedings

2017 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 2174-2178, Beijing, China, 2017, ISBN: 2381-8549.

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