Discusses recent advances in the related technologies of multimedia computers, videophones, video-over-Internet, HDTV, digital satellite TV and interactive computer games. The text analyzes ways of achieving more effective navigation techniques, data management functions, and higher throughout networking. It synthesizes data on visual information venues, tracking the enormous commercial potential for new components and compatible systems.
"From the Foreword. . . This book is a collection of topics dealing with new concepts, techniques, applications, and standards relating the area of visual presentation and communications. The editors. . .have invited a host of world authorities to address several special topics of great importance. I. . .honestly believe that this book, the first of its kind, will have a profound impact on the future development in this area. "
---Ming-Lei Liou, Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Director, Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
"This book is intended to educate and intrigue those who are in a position not only to learn the basics of video communication and image processing but also to enhance the quality of future generations of video communication and image processing systems. The comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of topics makes this book useful to various professionals. "
Recent advances in visual information representation and communication; video compression using residual vector quantization; adaptive quantization in wavelet-based image and video coding; statistically adaptive wavelet image coding; 3D model-based image communication; content-based video compression and manipulation using 2D mesh-modeling; error control and concealment for video communication; multipoint video conferencing; video shot detection and analysis - content-based approaches; MPEG4 - an object-based standard for multimedia coding; video coding standards for multimedia communication; AM-FM image modeling and Gobor analysis; electronic digital image stabilization and mosaicking; highly robust statistical estimates based on minimum error Bayesian classification; learning in computer vision and beyond; principles of halftoning with stochastic screens; an image algebra based SIMD image processing environment.