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Video Compression Fundamentals

Chapter Outline

MPEG is often considered synonymous with image compression. MPEG stands for Moving Pictures Experts Group, a committee that publishes international standards on video compression. MPEG is a portfolio of video compression standards, which will be discussed further in the next chapter.

Image compression theory and implementation focuses on taking advantage of the spatial redundancy present in the image. Video is composed of a series of images, usually referred to as frames, and so can be compressed ...

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