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3D and HD Broadband Video Networking

3D and HD Broadband Video Networking

By (author): Benny Bing
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781608070510

Hardback $142.00 Qty:
Recent years have seen an exponential increase in video and multimedia traffic transported over the Internet and broadband access networks. This timely resource addresses the key challenge facing many service providers today: effective bandwidth management for supporting high-quality video delivery. Written by a recognized expert in the field, this practical book describes ways to optimize video transmission over emerging broadband networks. Moreover, the book explores new wireless access networks that can enable video connectivity both inside and outside the residential premise.
Preface ; Empowering High-Quality Digital Video Delivery - Wither the Set-Top Box and Digital Video Recorder? The Rise of HD and 3D Video. Video Content Distribution. Content Quality versus Video Quality. Multiscreen Video. Mobile Video. Streaming Protocols. The User-TV Interface. Conclusions. ; The Access and Home Networks -Introduction. IPTV over DSL. Broadband Cable Networks. Transport and Streaming Protocols. Link Quality Measurement. MPEG Video Encapsulation. IP Multicast. Quality of Experience versus Quality of Service. Home Entertainment Networks. The Metro Network and Broadband Convergence. Conclusions. ; Video Fundamentals - Display Resolution and Visual Quality. Video Compression. Video Containers. H.264 and VC-1 Standards. H.264 Architecture. Fundamental H.264 and VC-1 Benefits. H.264 versus MPEG-2, VC-1, and VP8. Efficient Video Network Transport. H.264 Encoding Parameters. Quantization. Video Delivery Platforms. Online versus PayTV Viewing. Video Quality Assessment. CBR versus VBR Encoding. Scalable Video Coding. Conclusions. ; The H.264 Standard - Profiles and Levels. CABAC versus CAVLC. Rate Distortion Optimization. Flexible Macroblock Ordering. Conclusions. ; Short-Term H.264 Bandwidth Prediction -Introduction. Statistical Characteristics of H.264 Coded Videos. Problem Formulation. Traffic Model for B Frame Size Prediction. Results and Discussion. Model Enhancements. Results and Discussion. Traffic Model for GOP Size Prediction. Model Enhancement with Predicted Scene Change Detector. SAD Method for Scene Change Detection and Adaptation. Conclusions. ; Long-Term H.264 Bandwidth Prediction -Introduction. Long-Range Dependency and Hurst Parameter. Model Formulation. Impact of Video Quality and Video Coding Standard. Conclusions. ; Lossless FMO Removal for H.264 Videos -Introduction. FMO Removal. Visual Quality Performance Evaluation. Using Multiple Slices. Overheads. Conclusions. ; Error Concealment Methods for Improving Video Quality -Introduction. Error Concealment for HD Videos. Error Concealment for SD Videos. Temporal Error Concealment. Conclusions. ; Video Traffic Smoothing and Multiplexing -Introduction. Basics of Video Smoothing. A Video Smoothing Algorithm. Live HD Video Streaming. Impact of Player 's Buffer Size. Impact of Transport Protocols. Peak to Average Rate. Multiplexing of Composite VBR Videos. Conclusions. ; Intelligent Policy Resource Management -Introduction. Policy-Based Approach to Bandwidth Management. Intelligent Resource Management (IRM). Performance Analysis. Conclusions. ; Supporting Compressed Video Applications over DOCSIS Cable Networks -Introduction. Measured Performance of a DOCSIS Cable Network. A QoS Model for the CMTS Scheduler. Peer-to-Peer File Sharing. Real-Time Peer-to-Peer Streaming. Video-Aware DOCSIS 3.0 Architecture. Program Scheduling Challenges. Simulation Model and Results. Conclusions. ; Intelligent Activity Detection Techniques for Advanced Video Surveillance Systems -Introduction. System Overview. Experimental Results. Conclusions. ; Hand Gesture Control for Broadband-Enabled HDTVs and Multimedia PCs -Introduction. Gesture Matching Methods. Using H.264 Motion Vectors for Motion Tracking. Hand Tracking for Mouse Cursor Control. Hand Reference Extraction Using a Stereo 3D Webcam. Conclusions. ; Glossary. About the Author. Index ;
  • Benny Bing Benny Bing is a research faculty member in the School of ECE at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published over 70 technical papers and 10 books. He is also an editor for the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. He is the author of High-Speed Wireless ATM and LANs (Artech House, 2000).
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