Design and implementation of a high quality DV50-MPEG2 software transcoder

Wanrong Lin, Dennis Bushmitch, Raghuraman Mudumbai, Yao Wang

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This paper describes the design and implementation of a high quality DCT-domain DVS0-MPEG2 (I only) real-time software transcoder. Such transcoder facilitates the interoperability between the two video compression standards, widely adopted by both consumers and broadcasters. There are multiple challenges in implementing such a software-based real-time high quality transcoder, given the high data rates involved and the differences between the two compression formats in terms of code block structures and DCT formats. In this paper we outline several new video transcoding algorithms, including a novel parameterbased VLC bit count prediction algorithm that greatly improves the efficiency ofDV transcoding/encoding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-143
Number of pages2
JournalDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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