Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Martin Nesenbergs

Abstract: This report presents an overview of moving image (video) data compression. Because this report deals with a subtask of a major program, a limited number of the most pertinent topics and issues have been addressed. These topics include a listing of human perception effects and parameters for visual information; theoretical aspects of image data compression; a selective review of compression techniques; a closer look at motion detection, prediction and compensation; and a start to survey existing systems and their capabilities. Finally a multipage bibliography, while not exhaustive in any sense, shows the depth and breadth of the rapidly growing technology of image data compression.

Keywords: digital; prediction; data compression; images; motion compensation; visual effects


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Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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