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Chapter 8. Natural Video Coding

by Michael Wollborn, Iole Moccagatta, and Ulrich Benzler

Keywords: object-based video coding, motion compensated hybrid video coding, shape coding, error resilience, scalability, texture coding

The coding of natural video content, including still images, has been under investigation in research and industry for a long time. But what does it mean, to code video content? In early times, the only goal was to represent a video scene, be it moving or not, in a format allowing transmission or storage. And, because storage capacity and bandwidth were and still are restricted resources, the main and ultimate objective of video coding for a long time was compression. In this sense, the coding of video content aimed mainly ...

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