Perceptual video compression: A survey

Jong Seok Lee, Touradj Ebrahimi

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With the advances in understanding perceptual properties of the human visual system and constructing their computational models, efforts toward incorporating human perceptual mechanisms in video compression to achieve maximal perceptual quality have received great attention. This paper thoroughly reviews the recent advances of perceptual video compression mainly in terms of the three major components, namely, perceptual model definition, implementation of coding, and performance evaluation. Furthermore, open research issues and challenges are discussed in order to provide perspectives for future research trends.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6280594
Pages (from-to)684-697
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received November 01, 2011; revised May 15, 2012 and August 05, 2012; accepted August 06, 2012. Date of publication August 23, 2012; date of current version September 12, 2012. This work was supported in part by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea, under the IT Consilience Creative Program (NIPA-2012-H0201-12-1001), in part by Yonsei University Research Fund, and in part by the COST Action IC1003 European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services (Qualinet). The associate editor coordinating the review of this manuscript and approving it for publication was Prof. Weisi Lin.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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