EE368B - Image and Video Compression


1 Computing

2 Reference Books for Image and Video Coding

  1. A. N. Netravali, B.G. Haskell, "Digital Pictures - Representation and Compression", 2nd edit., New York, London: Plenum Press, 1995.

    Comprehensive standard book covering television standards and digital image compression. Has been augmented compared to the 1st edition from 1988, particularly to discuss the more recent standards, the greater part of the book, however, reflects the state-of-the-art of the mid-80s. Nevertheless, a must-have for image system engineers.

  2. W. Pennebaker, J. Mitchell, "JPEG Still Image Data Compression Standard", Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1993.

    THE source to read about JPEG, but also a nice presentation of basic material you need to understand the rationale behind it.

  3. J. Mitchell, W. Pennebaker, C. Fogg, D. LeGall, "MPEG Video Compression Standard," Chapman & Hall, New York, 1996.

    Discusses MPEG-2 in detail, and some of the source coding principles, but those rather briefly. A book for practicioners.

  4. B. Haskell, A. Puri, A. Netravali, "Digital Video: An Introduction to MPEG-2," Chapman & Hall, New York, 1996.

    Comprehensive coverage of MPEG-2, and also includes a chapter about MPEG-4. Some sections from Netravali & Haskell's "Digital Pictures" are included to provide background.

  5. V. Bhaskaran, K. Konstantinides, "Image and Video Compression Standards," Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995.

    Introduction to standards JPEG, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, H.261. Emphasizes the foundations of the standards, rather than details. Predictive coding, transform coding, motion estimation and compensation, entropy coding.

  6. A. K. Jain, "Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing", Prentice-Hall, 1989.

    Very readable and sound book that is popular as a text book for image processing classes. A lot of image processing material beyond compression.

3 Further Reference Books

  1. A. Gersho and R.M. Gray, "Vector Quantization and Signal Compression," Kluwer Academic Press, 1992.

    Principles and algorithms for digital source coding, with applications to images, speech, and audio. The most comprehensive and substantial source coding reference, but very readable nevertheless. State-of-the-art.

  2. N. S. Jayant and P. Noll, "Digital Coding of Waveforms," Prentice-Hall, 1984.

    In-depth coverage of algorithms for digital source coding, with emphasis on principles. Specific applications mostly to speech, but also to image. Scalar quantization, predictive coding, subband coding, transform coding. 15 years old, but nevertheless a valuable addition to the source coders's library.

4 Additional Reading

  1. B. Girod, F. Hartung, and U. Horn, "Subband Image Coding", in A. Akansu, M. J. T. Smith (eds.), "Design and Applications of Subbands and Wavelets," Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA, Oct. 1995. (PDF)

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