Analysis of multihypothesis motion compensated prediction (MHMCP) for robust visual communication

Wei Ying Kung, Chang Su Kim, C. C.J. Kuo

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A multihypothesis motion compensated prediction (MHMCP) scheme, which predicts a block from a weighted superposition of more than one reference blocks, is proposed and analyzed for error resilient visual communication in this research. By combining these reference blocks effectively, MHMCP can enhance the error resilient capability of compressed video as well as achieve a coding gain. In particular, we investigate the error propagation effect in the MHMCP coder and analyze the rate-distortion performance in terms of the hypothesis number and hypothesis coefficients. It is shown that MHMCP suppresses the short-term effect of error propagation more effectively than the intra-refreshing scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-153
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received June 30, 2004; revised April 23, 2005. This work was supported in part by the Integrated Media Systems Center, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, under Cooperative Agreement EEC-9529152. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation. This paper was recommended by Associate Editor H. Gharavi.


  • Compressed video
  • Error propagation effect
  • Error resilient visual communication
  • Intrarefreshing scheme
  • Multihypothesis motion compensated prediction
  • Robust visual communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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