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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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Introduction to Digital Image and Video Compression and Processing

Bing Zeng,     The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

DIGITAL image and video data undoubtedly form the trunk of the digital multimedia world. As raw data, they often require a huge amount of bits. For instance, typical digital TV images have spatial resolution of approximately 512 × 512 pixels per frame. At 8 bits per pixel per color component and 30 frames per second, this translates into a rate of nearly 180 × 106 bps. Obviously, transmitting such TV images with the currently available transmission capacity requires some sort of compression. Image and video compression is also needed in many other applications, such as digital facsimiles, image and video storage, ...

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