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MPEG-4 Book, The by Touradj Ebrahimi, Fernando Pereira

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9.6. Profiles and Levels

MPEG-4 is a toolbox standard, in which subsets of tools can be specified as object types and after profiles for different applications. Moreover, levels will define constraints associated to relevant parameters, building together the conformance points as profile@level combinations (see Chapter 13). There are four visual profiles defined including synthetic visual tools (i.e., object types defined using synthetic visual coding tools):

  • Simple face animation profile: Using the FAPs, it is designed to animate a face model suitable for applications such as audiovisual presentations with an animated face.

  • Simple FBA profile: This profile is an extension to the Simple face animation profile to include body animation capabilities ...

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