This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts and techniques used for the compression of digital images and video. Video compression requirements, algorithm components, and ISO Standard video processing algorithms are studied. Image compression components that are used in video compression methods are also identified. Since image and video compression is now integrated in many commercial and experimental video processing methods, knowledge of the compression methods' effects on image and video quality are factors driving the usability of that data in many data exploitation activities. Topics to be covered include introduction to video systems, Fourier analysis of video signals, properties of the human visual system, motion estimation, basic video compression techniques, videocommunication standards, and error control in video communications. Video processing applications that rely on compression algorithms are also studied. A mini-project is required.
Course prerequisites: 
525.427 Digital Signal Processing.
Course instructor: 
Beser

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