Chair of Multimedia Telecommunications and Microelectronics


Jakub Stankowski

Jakub Stankowski


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Contact

Room: 137 (Polanka)
Phone: +48 61 665 3894
Mail: jakub.stankowski@put.poznan.pl

Awards

Research projects

Publications

Book chapters

  1. Jakub Stankowski, Mateusz Lorkiewicz, Krzysztof Klimaszewski,
    Chapter: System architecture for real-time comparison of audio streams for broadcast supervision,
    Book: Image Processing and Communications Challenges 10, Editors: Michał Choraś, Ryszard S. Choraś,
    Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing: Vol. 892, Springer, November 2018, pp. 245-252, ISBN: 978-3-030-03658-4,
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  2. Damian Karwowski, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Chapter: 20 Years of Progress in Video Compression - from MPEG-1 to MPEG-H HEVC. General View on the Path of Video Coding Development,
    Book: Image Processing and Communications Challenges 8, Editors: Ryszard S. Choras,
    Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing: No. 525, Springer International, 2016, pp. 3-15, ISBN: 978-3-319-47273-7, ISSN: 2194-5375,
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  3. Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Jakub Stankowski,
    Chapter: Algorithmically optimized AVC video encoder with parallel processing of data,
    Book: Image Processing and Communications Challenges 7, Editors: Ryszard S. Choras,
    Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing: No. 389, Springer International, 2015, pp. 97-104, ISBN: 978-3-319-23813-5, ISSN: 2194-5375,
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  4. Marek Domański, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Chapter: Efficient Transmission of 3D Video Using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Compression Technology,
    Book: Computer Communication Networks and Telecommunications, Editors: Zeadally, Sherali and Cerqueira, Eduardo and Curado, Marília and Leszczuk, Mikołaj,
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 6157, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, 2010, pp. 145-156, ISBN: 978-3-642-13788-4, ISSN: 0302-9743,
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  5. Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski,
    Chapter: Application of epipolar rectification algorithm in 3D Television,
    Book: Image Processing and Communications Challenges 2,
    Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing: Vol. 84, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2010, pp. 345-352, ISBN: 978-3-642-16294-7, ISSN: 1867-5662,
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International journals

  1. Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner, Damian Karwowski, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek,
    HEVC encoding assisted with noise reduction,
    International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 64, No. 3, Electronics and Telecommunications Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 2018, pp. 285-292, ISSN: 0867-6747,
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  2. Jakub Siast, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański,
    Hierarchical fast selection of intraframe prediction mode in HEVC,
    International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 62, No. 2, Electronics and Telecommunications Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 2016, pp. 147-151, ISSN: 2300-1933,
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  3. Jakub Stankowski, Damian Karwowski, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Wegner, Jakub Siast, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Marek Domański,
    Analysis of Compressed Data Stream Content in HEVC Video Encoder,
    International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 61, No. 2, Electronics and Telecommunications Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 2015, pp. 121-127, ISSN: 0867-6747,
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  4. Marek Domański, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner, Maciej Kurc, Jacek Konieczny, Jakub Siast, Jakub Stankowski, Robert Ratajczak, Tomasz Grajek,
    High Efficiency 3D Video Coding Using New Tools Based on View Synthesis,
    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Special Issue on 3D Video Representation, Compression, & Rendering, Vol. 22, No. 9, September 2013, pp. 3517-3527,
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International conferences

  1. Tomasz Grajek, Jakub Stankowski,
    Rate-Distortion Optimized Quantization in Motion JPEG,
    30th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision : WSCG 2022, 2022, ISSN: 2464–4617,
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  2. Jakub Stankowski, Adrian Dziembowski,
    Real-time CPU-based view synthesis for omnidirectional video,
    30th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision : WSCG 2022, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 17-20 May 2022,
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  3. Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek,
    Fast and Energy-Efficient Watermarking of HEVC-Compressed Video Bitstreams,
    30th European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO, Belgrade, Serbia, 29 Aug - 2 Sep 2022,
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  4. Jakub Stankowski, Adrian Dziembowski,
    Fast view synthesis for immersive video systems,
    28th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision : WSCG 2020, Pilzno, Czech Republic, 19.05.2020,
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  5. Krzysztof Wegner, Jakub Stankowski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Hubert Żabiński, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek,
    High Frame-Rate Virtual View Synthesis Based on Low Frame-Rate Input,
    IEEE 22nd International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 2020, Tampere, Finland, 21-24 September 2020,
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  6. Krzysztof Wegner, Tomasz Grajek, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański,
    Video transrating in AVC to HEVC transcoding,
    25th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, Maribor, Slovenia, 20-22 June 2018,
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  7. Mateusz Lorkiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski,
    Algorithm for real-time comparison of audio streams for broadcast supervision,
    25th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, Maribor, Slovenia, 20-22 June 2018,
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  8. Krzysztof Wegner, Dominika Łosiewicz, Marek Domański, Adrian Dziembowski, Tomasz Grajek, Adam Grzelka, Dawid Mieloch, Robert Ratajczak, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Real-time virtual navigation provision by simple means,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2018, Kraków, Poland, September 10-12 2018,
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  9. Jakub Stankowski, Adam Grzelka, Dawid Mieloch, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Processing Pipeline for Real-Time Remote Delivery of Virtual View in FTV Systems,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2018, Kraków, Poland, September 10-12 2018,
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  10. Adrian Dziembowski, Jakub Stankowski,
    Real-Time CPU-Based Virtual View Synthesis,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2018, Kraków, Poland, September 10-12 2018,
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  11. Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner, Damian Karwowski, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek,
    Encoding mode selection in HEVC with the use of noise reduction,
    IEEE International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing IWSSIP 2017, Poznań, Poland, 22-24 May 2017,
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  12. Jarosław Samelak, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański,
    Efficient frame-compatible stereoscopic video coding using HEVC Screen Content Coding,
    IEEE International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing IWSSIP 2017, Poznań, Poland, 22-24 May 2017,
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  13. Krzysztof Wegner, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Jakub Stankowski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Tomasz Grajek,
    Homogenous HEVC video transcoding by transform coefficient removal,
    IEEE International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing IWSSIP 2017, Poznań, Poland, 22-24 May 2017,
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  14. Adrian Dziembowski, Marek Domański, Adam Grzelka, Dawid Mieloch, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    The influence of a lossy compression on the quality of estimated depth maps,
    23rd International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia, 23-25 May 2016, pp. 1-4, ISBN: 978-1-4673-9555-7 , ISSN: 2157-8702,
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  15. Jakub Stankowski, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Krzysztof Wegner, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Tomasz Grajek,
    Analysis of the complexity of the HEVC motion estimation,
    23rd International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia, 23-25 May 2016, pp. 1-4, ISBN: 978-1-4673-9555-7 , ISSN: 2157-8702,
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  16. Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Computational complexity tradeoffs in HEVC motion estimation,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2016, Kraków, Poland, September 5-7 2016, pp. 124-128, ISBN: 978-1-5090-2667-8,
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  17. Jarosław Samelak, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański,
    Adaptation of the 3D-HEVC coding tools to arbitrary locations of cameras,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2016, Kraków, Poland, September 5-7 2016,
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  18. Jakub Stankowski, Cezary Korzeniewski, Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek,
    Rate-distortion optimized quantization in HEVC: performance limitations,
    31st Picture Coding Symposium, PCS 2015, Cairns, Australia, 31 May - 3 June 2015, pp. 85-89,
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  19. Jakub Stankowski, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Wegner, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek,
    Analysis of CABAC context models efficiency in the HEVC,
    57th International Symposium ELMAR-2015, Zadar, Croatia, 28-30 September 2015, pp. 217-220, ISBN: 978-953-184-209-9,
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  20. Jakub Stankowski, Łukasz Kowalski, Jarosław Samelak, Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Wegner,
    3D-HEVC Extension for Circular Camera Arrangements,
    3DTV Conference: The True Vision-Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video, 3DTV- Con 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, 8-10 July 2015,
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  21. Tomasz Grajek, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner, Marek Domański,
    Video quality in AVC homogenous transcoding,
    21st International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 12-15 May 2014, pp. 211-214,
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  22. Jakub Stankowski, Damian Karwowski, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Wegner, Jakub Siast, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Marek Domański,
    Bitrate Distribution of Syntax Elements in the HEVC Encoded Video,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2014, Poznań, Poland, 11-13 September 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4799-7009-4,
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  23. Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner, Marek Domański,
    Analysis of frame partitioning in HEVC,
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics ICCVG 2014, Warsaw, Poland, 15-17 September 2014, pp. 602-609,
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  24. Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Wegner, Marek Domański,
    Video Quality in Multiple HEVC Encoding-Decoding Cycles,
    20th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2013, Bucharest, Romania, 7-9 July 2013, pp. 75-78, ISBN: 978-1-4799-0941-4,
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  25. Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek, Marek Domański,
    Fast watermarking of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoded HDTV video bitstreams,
    29th Picture Coding Symposium, PCS 2012, Kraków, Poland, 7-9 May 2012, pp. 265-268,
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  26. Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jacek Konieczny, Jakub Siast, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Extensions of the HEVC Technology for Efficient Multiview Video Coding,
    19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2012), Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 30 September - 3 October 2012, pp. 1317-1320, ISSN: 1522-4880,
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  27. Marek Domański, Jacek Konieczny, Maciej Kurc, Robert Ratajczak, Jakub Siast, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    3D video compression by coding of disoccluded regions,
    19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2012), Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 30 September - 3 October 2012, pp. 1317-1320,
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International conferences - standardization

  1. Jakub Stankowski, Adrian Dziembowski,
    Slightly faster IVPSNR,
    ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG04 MPEG 133, M55752, 11-15 January 2021,
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  2. Dawid Mieloch, Adrian Dziembowski, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański, Gwangsoon Lee, Jun Young Jeong,
    MIV CE1.2-related: Geometry scaling,
    MPEG131/m54967, Rennes, France, October 2020,
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  3. Krzysztof Wegner, Tomasz Grajek, Adam Grzelka, Mateusz Lorkiewicz, Robert Ratajczak, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Hubert Żabiński, Marek Domański,
    Depth Estimation Reference Software extension for lightfield images,
    ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 MPEG2019, m46126, Marrakech, Morocco, 13-19 January 2019,
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  4. Jarosław Samelak, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański,
    Experimental results for frame –compatible multiview video coding using HEVC SCC,
    ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC), JCTVC-Z0041, Geneva, Switzerland, January 2017,
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  5. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Jacek Konieczny, Maciej Kurc, Adam Łuczak, Robert Ratajczak, Jakub Siast, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Multiview HEVC – experimental results,
    Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) of ITU-T SG16 WP3 and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, MPEG 2011 / M22147, Geneva, Switzerland, 28 November - 02 December 2011,
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National journals

  1. Hubert Żabiński, Krzysztof Wegner, Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek,
    Wpływ algorytmów demozaikowania na dokładność kalibracji systemów wielokamerowych,
    Przegląd Telekomunikacyjny, Vol. 86, No. 6, Poznań, Poland, 2017, pp. 475-478, ISSN: 1230-3496,
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  2. Jarosław Samelak, Cezary Korzeniewski, Łukasz Kowalski, Jakub Stankowski,
    Zoptymalizowana implementacja dekodera HEVC,
    Przegląd Telekomunikacyjny, No. 6/2014, Warszawa, Polska, June 2014, pp. 583-586,
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National conferences

Patents & Applications

  1. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and a method for disoccluded region coding in a multiview video data stream,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 14/753010, Filling date: 29.06.2015,
    Publication number: US 2016/0381390, Publication date: 29.12.2016,
    Patent number: US 9992514, Date of Patent: 05.06.2018,
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  2. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and a method for depth-image-based rendering,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 14/753015, Filling date: 29.06.2015,
    Publication number: US 2016/0379341, Publication date: 29.12.2016,
    Patent number: US 9582859, Date of Patent: 28.02.2017,
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  3. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A method for predictive coding of depth maps and a depth map encoder,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 14/753015, Filling date: 29.06.2015,
    Publication number: U S2016/0381387, Publication date: 29.12.2016,
    Patent number: US 9848205, Date of Patent: 19.12.2017,
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  4. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Maciej Kurc, Jakub Stankowski, Robert Ratajczak, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and method for object dimension estimation,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 14/664983, Filling date: 23.03.2015,
    Patent number: US 9384417, Date of Patent: 5.07.2016,
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  5. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and a method for generating a depth map,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 14/665004, Filling date: 23.03.2015,
    Publication number: US 2016/0275691, Publication date: 22.09.2016,
    Patent number: US 9646385, Date of Patent: 09.05.2017,
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  6. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and a method for disoccluded region coding in a multiview video data stream,
    Patent office: EPO, Status: granted,
    Application number: EP 15173955.4, Filling date: 26.06.2015,
    Publication number: EP 3110156A1, Publication date: 28.12.2016,
    Patent number: EP 3110156, Date of Patent: 14.03.2018,
    Validated in: PL, DE, FR, GB,
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  7. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and a method for depth-image-based rendering,
    Patent office: EPO, Status: granted,
    Application number: EP 15461540.5, Filling date: 25.06.2015,
    Publication number: EP 3110149A1, Publication date: 28.12.2016,
    Patent number: EP 3110149, Date of Patent: 02.01.2019,
    Validated in: PL, DE, FR, GB,
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  8. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A method for predictive coding of depth maps and a depth map encoder,
    Patent office: EPO, Status: granted,
    Application number: EP 15461541.3, Filling date: 25.06.2015,
    Publication number: EP 3110155A1, Publication date: 28.12.2016,
    Patent number: EP 3110155, Date of Patent: 21.06.2017,
    Validated in: PL, DE, FR, GB,
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  9. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Maciej Kurc, Jakub Stankowski, Robert Ratajczak, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and method for object dimension estimation,
    Patent office: EPO, Status: granted,
    Application number: EP 15160202.06, Filling date: 23.03.2015,
    Publication number: EP 3073442, Publication date: 28.09.2016,
    Patent number: EP 3073442, Date of Patent: 01.03.2017,
    Validated in: PL, DE, FR, GB,
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  10. Marek Domański, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Jacek Konieczny, Maciej Kurc, Robert Ratajczak, Jakub Siast, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Image coding method,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 13/680652, Filling date: 19.11.2012,
    Publication number: US 2013/0129235A1, Publication date: 23.05.2013,
    Patent number: US 8761527, Date of Patent: 24.06.2014,
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2022

  1. Tomasz Grajek, Jakub Stankowski,
    Rate-Distortion Optimized Quantization in Motion JPEG,
    30th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision : WSCG 2022, 2022, ISSN: 2464–4617,
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    Rate-Distortion Optimized Quantization (RDOQ) is an encoding optimization technique that may be applied to any transform-based compression technique preserving bitstream compliance with the standard. In the paper, the application of the RDOQ to Motion JPEG is described and evaluated. The proposed solution includes block-level optimization with picture-level Lagrange multiplier estimation. Performed evaluation results in higher compression ratios as compared to typical Motion JPEG.

  2. Jakub Stankowski, Adrian Dziembowski,
    Real-time CPU-based view synthesis for omnidirectional video,
    30th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision : WSCG 2022, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 17-20 May 2022,
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  3. Adrian Dziembowski, Dawid Mieloch, Jakub Stankowski, Adam Grzelka,
    IV-PSNR – the objective quality metric for immersive video applications,
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 1 June 2022, pp. 1-16, ISSN: 1558-2205,
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    This paper presents a new objective quality metric that was adapted to the complex characteristics of immersive video (IV) which is prone to errors caused by processing and compression of multiple input views and virtual view synthesis. The proposed metric, IV-PSNR, contains two techniques that allow for the evaluation of quality loss for typical immersive video distortions: corresponding pixel shift and global component difference. The performed experiments compared the proposal with 31 state-of-the-art quality metrics, showing their performance in the assessment of quality in immersive video coding and processing, and in other applications, using commonly used image quality assessment databases – TID2013 and CVIQ. As presented, IV-PSNR outperforms other metrics in immersive video applications and still can be efficiently used in the evaluation of different images and videos. Moreover, basing the metric on the calculation of PSNR allowed the computational complexity to remain low. Publicly available, efficient implementation of IV-PSNR software was provided by the authors of this paper and is used by ISO/IEC MPEG for evaluation and research on the upcoming MPEG Immersive video (MIV) coding standard.

  4. Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek,
    Fast and Energy-Efficient Watermarking of HEVC-Compressed Video Bitstreams,
    30th European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO, Belgrade, Serbia, 29 Aug - 2 Sep 2022,
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    Abstract

    Most research results in video watermarking refer to the embedding of messages into uncompressed video, which needs full decoding and then full encoding of the content. In some applications, such a method is too complex, and watermarking of compressed bitstreams is required. Watermarking of compressed bitstreams is more difficult as the number of bits is very limited, and the compressed video is very sensitive to all modifications that may yield visible artifacts in the decoded watermarked video. In the paper, an original watermarking method is described for HEVC-compressed video. The main idea of the technique is to embed a message into nonzero residual transform coefficients in such a way that potential drift is limited. The watermark detection is based on reference, unwatermarked video. The experimental verification demonstrates the strong robustness of the embedded watermarks.

2021

  1. Jakub Stankowski, Adrian Dziembowski,
    Slightly faster IVPSNR,
    ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG04 MPEG 133, M55752, 11-15 January 2021,
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2020

  1. Jakub Stankowski, Adrian Dziembowski,
    Fast view synthesis for immersive video systems,
    28th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision : WSCG 2020, Pilzno, Czech Republic, 19.05.2020,
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  2. Dawid Mieloch, Adrian Dziembowski, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański, Gwangsoon Lee, Jun Young Jeong,
    MIV CE1.2-related: Geometry scaling,
    MPEG131/m54967, Rennes, France, October 2020,
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  3. Krzysztof Wegner, Jakub Stankowski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Hubert Żabiński, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek,
    High Frame-Rate Virtual View Synthesis Based on Low Frame-Rate Input,
    IEEE 22nd International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 2020, Tampere, Finland, 21-24 September 2020,
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2019

  1. Krzysztof Wegner, Tomasz Grajek, Adam Grzelka, Mateusz Lorkiewicz, Robert Ratajczak, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Hubert Żabiński, Marek Domański,
    Depth Estimation Reference Software extension for lightfield images,
    ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 MPEG2019, m46126, Marrakech, Morocco, 13-19 January 2019,
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2018

  1. Jakub Stankowski, Mateusz Lorkiewicz, Krzysztof Klimaszewski,
    Chapter: System architecture for real-time comparison of audio streams for broadcast supervision,
    Book: Image Processing and Communications Challenges 10, Editors: Michał Choraś, Ryszard S. Choraś,
    Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing: Vol. 892, Springer, November 2018, pp. 245-252, ISBN: 978-3-030-03658-4,
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  2. Krzysztof Wegner, Tomasz Grajek, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański,
    Video transrating in AVC to HEVC transcoding,
    25th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, Maribor, Slovenia, 20-22 June 2018,
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  3. Mateusz Lorkiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski,
    Algorithm for real-time comparison of audio streams for broadcast supervision,
    25th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, Maribor, Slovenia, 20-22 June 2018,
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  4. Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner, Damian Karwowski, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek,
    HEVC encoding assisted with noise reduction,
    International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 64, No. 3, Electronics and Telecommunications Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 2018, pp. 285-292, ISSN: 0867-6747,
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    Abstract

    Optimization of encoding process in video compression is an important research problem, especially in the case of modern, sophisticated compression technologies. In this paper, we consider HEVC, for which a novel method for selection of the encoding modes is proposed. By the encoding modes we mean e.g. coding block structure, prediction types and motion vectors. The proposed selection is done basing on noise-reduced version of the input sequence, while the information about the video itself, e.g. transform coefficients, is coded basing on the unaltered input. The proposed method involves encoding of two versions of the input sequence. Further, we show realization proving that the complexity is only negligibly higher than complexity of a single encoding. The proposal has been implemented in HEVC reference software from MPEG and tested experimentally. The results show that the proposal provides up to 1.5% bitrate reduction while preserving the same quality of a decoded video.

  5. Krzysztof Wegner, Dominika Łosiewicz, Marek Domański, Adrian Dziembowski, Tomasz Grajek, Adam Grzelka, Dawid Mieloch, Robert Ratajczak, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Real-time virtual navigation provision by simple means,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2018, Kraków, Poland, September 10-12 2018,
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    Abstract

    The paper reports the results on virtual navigation in a sports hall. The video data is gathered and processed off-line thus producing the multiview plus depth representation of a scene. This representation is an input to the rendering server. Even a typical PC computer is able to serve a number of users that freely and independently navigate in real - time and watch virtual video. The users are able to navigate in the scene changing the virtual viewpoint and virtual view direction. The service is provided through a webpage, so a viewer does not need to install any software on smartphone, tablet or notebook. The paper discusses the technical solutions together with the rationale for their choice.

  6. Jakub Stankowski, Adam Grzelka, Dawid Mieloch, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Processing Pipeline for Real-Time Remote Delivery of Virtual View in FTV Systems,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2018, Kraków, Poland, September 10-12 2018,
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    Abstract

    This article presents a processing pipeline for rendering servers used in free viewpoint television systems to provide virtual views requested by the user of the free navigation service. Such functionality requires a processing scheme to ensure a fast synthesis of virtual views and to operate with very large amount of data, because FTV systems are characterized by the large number of used cameras. The proposed solutions heavily utilize parallelization and multithreaded operations, together with the use of WebSocket. The proposal was to show that the solution guarantees the delivery of the new virtual view in real time, what ensures the high quality of the experience for the user of the free navigation service.

  7. Adrian Dziembowski, Jakub Stankowski,
    Real-Time CPU-Based Virtual View Synthesis,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2018, Kraków, Poland, September 10-12 2018,
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    Abstract

    This paper presents the fast virtual view synthesis method for free navigation purposes. Presented method was implemented on CPU in order to allow free navigation for even cheap personal computers with integrated graphic cards. The described synthesis technique is based on the hybrid view synthesis, combining advantages of forward-type and backward-type synthesis. It allows to synthesize high resolution sequences in the real time, allowing the viewer to freely navigate around the scene, e.g. volleyball playfield. Three implementations were developed and tested: single-threaded, vectorized and multi-threaded implementation.

2017

  1. Damian Karwowski, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Wegner, Olgierd Stankiewicz,
    Kodery wizyjne – podstawowe ograniczenia w praktycznym wykorzystaniu,
    Twierdza, Vol. 85, No. 1, 2017, ISSN: 1507-6474,
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    Abstract

    Co 9-10 lat powstaje nowa technika kompresji ruchomego obrazu, która jest około 2-krotnie wydajniejsza niż poprzednia. Daje to możliwość przemysłowego wykorzystania coraz lepszych rozwiązań w zakresie kompresji, mimo że w praktyce wykorzystanie nowych koderów wiąże się z wieloma istotnymi ograniczeniami. O nich właśnie jest ten artykuł.

  2. Hubert Żabiński, Krzysztof Wegner, Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek,
    Wpływ algorytmów demozaikowania na dokładność kalibracji systemów wielokamerowych,
    Przegląd Telekomunikacyjny, Vol. 86, No. 6, Poznań, Poland, 2017, pp. 475-478, ISSN: 1230-3496,
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  3. Jarosław Samelak, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański,
    Experimental results for frame –compatible multiview video coding using HEVC SCC,
    ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC), JCTVC-Z0041, Geneva, Switzerland, January 2017,
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  4. Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner, Damian Karwowski, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek,
    Encoding mode selection in HEVC with the use of noise reduction,
    IEEE International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing IWSSIP 2017, Poznań, Poland, 22-24 May 2017,
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  5. Jarosław Samelak, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański,
    Efficient frame-compatible stereoscopic video coding using HEVC Screen Content Coding,
    IEEE International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing IWSSIP 2017, Poznań, Poland, 22-24 May 2017,
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  6. Krzysztof Wegner, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Jakub Stankowski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Tomasz Grajek,
    Homogenous HEVC video transcoding by transform coefficient removal,
    IEEE International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing IWSSIP 2017, Poznań, Poland, 22-24 May 2017,
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2016

  1. Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Tomasz Grajek,
    Transkodowanie obrazu – nieunikniona perspektywa w systemach dozoru wizyjnego,
    Twierdza, Vol. 82, No. 1, 2016, pp. 34-37, ISSN: 1507-6474,
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    Abstract

    Z każdym rokiem możliwości układów obliczeniowych (procesorów, układów scalonych) znacznie się zwiększają. Prawo Moore’a mówi, że moc obliczeniowa układów podwaja się co 18-24 miesiące. Ten dynamiczny wzrost umożliwia praktyczne zastosowanie coraz to nowszych technik kompresji obrazu ruchomego, które zapewniają wyższą efektywność kompresji danych.

  2. Krzysztof Wegner, Damian Karwowski, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Tomasz Grajek,
    Nowa technika optymalizacji działania kodera HEVC,
    Przegląd Telekomunikacyjny, Vol. 88, No. 6, 2016, pp. 237-240, ISSN: 1230-3496,
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    W pracy przedstawiono nową metodą szybkiego wyboru trybu kodowania wewnątrzobrazowego INTRA w koderze standardu HEVC. Podstawą opracowanej metody jest szczegółowa wiedza o częstości wybierania przez koder poszczególnych trybów kodowania wewnątrzobrazowego, w zależności od żądanej prędkości bitowej, rozdzielczości obrazu oraz jakości zakodowanego obrazu. Realizacja programowa opracowanej metody pozwoliła na pokazanie, że można płynnie regulować stopień przyspieszenia kodera i efektywność kodowania za jego pomocą.

  3. Marek Domański, Maciej Bartkowiak, Adrian Dziembowski, Tomasz Grajek, Adam Grzelka, Adam Łuczak, Dawid Mieloch, Jarosław Samelak, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    New results in free-viewpoint television systems for horizontal virtual navigation,
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo ICME 2016, Seattle, USA, 11-15 July 2016,
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    The paper presents the concept of a practical free-viewpoint television system with purely optical depth estimation. The system consists of camera modules that contain pairs or triples of cameras together with the respective microphones. The camera modules can be sparsely located in arbitrary positions around a scene. Each camera module is equivalent to a video camera with a depth sensor and microphones. The hardware requirements, the video and audio processing algorithms and the preliminary experimental results are reported. In particular, for such systems, a compression technique is discussed that is more efficient than the new 3D-HEVC technology. A set of new test sequences obtained with the use of camera pairs are presented.

  4. Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner, Damian Karwowski, Marek Domański,
    Pruning in picture reference list in HEVC,
    ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 MPEG2016, M38245, Geneva, Switzerland, 30 May - 03 June 2016,
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    Possibility of selection of a particular reference picture from many previously encoded frames is one of the reasons of significant extension of time necessary for encoding of a video sequence with HEVC. Search of motion vectors within all available reference pictures for every PU (allowed by the HEVC standard) and selecting the best one, significantly enhances coding effectiveness but requires big computational effort leading to long encoding time. A fast method for selection of the best reference picture would be a source of shortening of the encoding time. This documents reports and verifies a method for fast reference picture selection in which reference picture list is pruned basing on the size of the PU under consideration. This way the number of reference picture necessary to look at the during motion vector search is reduced. Foundations of the reported method are the results of statistical analysis of the actual selected reference picture (considered by the encoder as the best in terms of RD) during encoding of the particular PU size.

  5. Adrian Dziembowski, Marek Domański, Adam Grzelka, Dawid Mieloch, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    The influence of a lossy compression on the quality of estimated depth maps,
    23rd International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia, 23-25 May 2016, pp. 1-4, ISBN: 978-1-4673-9555-7 , ISSN: 2157-8702,
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    The paper considers the influence of a lossy compression of multiview video on the quality of estimated depth maps. We have encoded a set of views with commonly known compression techniques used in compact IP cameras: HEVC (MPEG H part 2 / H.265), AVC (MPEG 4 part 10 / H.264) and MPEG 2 part 2 / H.262. Basing on the decoded data we have estimated depth maps and rendered a set of the intermediate virtual views. A drop of the quality was studied by comparison of virtual views rendered out of the depth maps estimated from an uncompressed video. The obtained results show that with a reasonable compression rate, lower quality of virtual views is acceptable for real implementable FTV systems.

  6. Jakub Stankowski, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Krzysztof Wegner, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Tomasz Grajek,
    Analysis of the complexity of the HEVC motion estimation,
    23rd International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia, 23-25 May 2016, pp. 1-4, ISBN: 978-1-4673-9555-7 , ISSN: 2157-8702,
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    The paper presents analysis and comparison of complexity of selected algorithms of motion estimation used in video compression. With the use of own, highly optimized software implementation the authors explored complexity of the methods applied in the framework of the new High Efficiency Video Compression (HEVC) technology. The influence of many different factors on motion estimation complexity has been deeply studied, including the implementation technique, type of the algorithm, number of processor threads used, kind of metric of blocks similarity. The results obtained allowed to formulate guidelines and conclusions that may be useful for future implementation of motion estimation algorithms in context of HEVC encoders.

  7. Damian Karwowski, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Chapter: 20 Years of Progress in Video Compression - from MPEG-1 to MPEG-H HEVC. General View on the Path of Video Coding Development,
    Book: Image Processing and Communications Challenges 8, Editors: Ryszard S. Choras,
    Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing: No. 525, Springer International, 2016, pp. 3-15, ISBN: 978-3-319-47273-7, ISSN: 2194-5375,
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    Compression of moving images has opened unprecedented opportunities of transmission and storage of digital video. Extraordinary performance of today’s video codecs is a result of tens of years of work on the development of methods of data encoding. This paper is an attempt to show this history of development. It highlights the history of individual algorithms of data encoding as well as the evolution of video compression technologies as a whole. With the development of successive technologies also functionalities of codecs were evolving, which make also the topic of the paper. The paper ends the attempt of authors’ forecasting about the future evolution of video compression technologies.

  8. Jakub Siast, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański,
    Hierarchical fast selection of intraframe prediction mode in HEVC,
    International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 62, No. 2, Electronics and Telecommunications Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 2016, pp. 147-151, ISSN: 2300-1933,
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    In the new HEVC standard, there are 35 intraframe prediction modes. Therefore, real-time implementations need fast mode pre-selection to reduce the computational load of cost comparison for individual modes. In this paper, a simple technique is proposed to reduce the complexity of the Unified Intra Prediction by decreasing the mode candidate number evaluated in the Rough Mode Decision step. We call this approach hierarchical as we decrease stepwise the angles between the directions of the prediction modes that are tested. Obviously, the fast mode selection results in significant complexity reduction obtained at the cost of choosing a sub-optimum mode related to slightly reduced compression performance. In the paper, it is proposed how to calculate the trade-off between encoder complexity and compression performance, using the ratio of relative coding time reduction and average bitrate increase estimated for constant decoded video quality. Extensive experiments prove that this ratio is much higher for the proposed technique than for many other techniques from the references.

  9. Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Computational complexity tradeoffs in HEVC motion estimation,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2016, Kraków, Poland, September 5-7 2016, pp. 124-128, ISBN: 978-1-5090-2667-8,
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    The paper reports the results of the experiments conducted on the HEVC encoder, regarding the complexity and performance of the motion estimation algorithm. The research focuses on the search range of motion vectors and its influence on the encoding time of the video with the use of a HEVC encoder, as well as on the method for choosing the starting point of the motion estimation algorithm. Performance is measured as the time reduction and Bjontegaard metric bitrate reduction.

  10. Jarosław Samelak, Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański,
    Adaptation of the 3D-HEVC coding tools to arbitrary locations of cameras,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2016, Kraków, Poland, September 5-7 2016,
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    In the paper, we describe the extensions of the 3D HEVC compression technology aimed at improved compression efficiency for multi-view sequences acquired from arbitrarily located cameras. Our proposal refines the inter-view prediction by replacing the horizontal shifts with the true mapping in the 3D space. This implies changes in several coding tools, which we describe in details. The paper also reports experimental results on the comparison of the proposed solution to the 3D-HEVC standard codec. We also discuss the influence of the number of views and the view coding order on the compression efficiency.

2015

  1. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and a method for disoccluded region coding in a multiview video data stream,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 14/753010, Filling date: 29.06.2015,
    Publication number: US 2016/0381390, Publication date: 29.12.2016,
    Patent number: US 9992514, Date of Patent: 05.06.2018,
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  2. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and a method for depth-image-based rendering,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 14/753015, Filling date: 29.06.2015,
    Publication number: US 2016/0379341, Publication date: 29.12.2016,
    Patent number: US 9582859, Date of Patent: 28.02.2017,
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  3. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A method for predictive coding of depth maps and a depth map encoder,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 14/753015, Filling date: 29.06.2015,
    Publication number: U S2016/0381387, Publication date: 29.12.2016,
    Patent number: US 9848205, Date of Patent: 19.12.2017,
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  4. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Maciej Kurc, Jakub Stankowski, Robert Ratajczak, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and method for object dimension estimation,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 14/664983, Filling date: 23.03.2015,
    Patent number: US 9384417, Date of Patent: 5.07.2016,
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  5. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and a method for generating a depth map,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 14/665004, Filling date: 23.03.2015,
    Publication number: US 2016/0275691, Publication date: 22.09.2016,
    Patent number: US 9646385, Date of Patent: 09.05.2017,
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  6. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and a method for disoccluded region coding in a multiview video data stream,
    Patent office: EPO, Status: granted,
    Application number: EP 15173955.4, Filling date: 26.06.2015,
    Publication number: EP 3110156A1, Publication date: 28.12.2016,
    Patent number: EP 3110156, Date of Patent: 14.03.2018,
    Validated in: PL, DE, FR, GB,
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  7. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and a method for depth-image-based rendering,
    Patent office: EPO, Status: granted,
    Application number: EP 15461540.5, Filling date: 25.06.2015,
    Publication number: EP 3110149A1, Publication date: 28.12.2016,
    Patent number: EP 3110149, Date of Patent: 02.01.2019,
    Validated in: PL, DE, FR, GB,
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  8. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A method for predictive coding of depth maps and a depth map encoder,
    Patent office: EPO, Status: granted,
    Application number: EP 15461541.3, Filling date: 25.06.2015,
    Publication number: EP 3110155A1, Publication date: 28.12.2016,
    Patent number: EP 3110155, Date of Patent: 21.06.2017,
    Validated in: PL, DE, FR, GB,
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  9. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Maciej Kurc, Jakub Stankowski, Robert Ratajczak, Krzysztof Wegner,
    A system and method for object dimension estimation,
    Patent office: EPO, Status: granted,
    Application number: EP 15160202.06, Filling date: 23.03.2015,
    Publication number: EP 3073442, Publication date: 28.09.2016,
    Patent number: EP 3073442, Date of Patent: 01.03.2017,
    Validated in: PL, DE, FR, GB,
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  10. Damian Karwowski, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek,
    HEVC. Nowe rozwiązania dla systemów dozoru wizyjnego,
    Twierdza, Vol. 81, No. 2, 2015, pp. 52-61, ISSN: 1507-6474,
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    Technika HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) to nowy pomysł na kompresję obrazów. Jej bardzo wysoka efektywność kodowania obrazów pozwala przewidywać, że w ciągu kilku lat wyprze ona stosowaną obecnie technikę AVC. W efekcie firmy z branży IT będą zmuszone do aktualizacji swoich ofert handlowych i przejścia na nową technikę.

  11. Jakub Stankowski, Cezary Korzeniewski, Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek,
    Rate-distortion optimized quantization in HEVC: performance limitations,
    31st Picture Coding Symposium, PCS 2015, Cairns, Australia, 31 May - 3 June 2015, pp. 85-89,
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    Rate-Distortion Optimized Quantization (RDOQ) is an encoding optimization technique that may be modified with no implications to the bitstream compliance with the standard. In the paper, we propose an RDOQ variant with exact cost estimation resulting in higher compression ratios as compared to HEVC Test Model. This improvement is obtained at the cost of the complexity increase that may be scaled by replacing the individual steps of exact estimation by the simplified ones from HEVC Test Model. In that way, a family of RDOQ variants is created. The performance of the exact variant from this paper defines a kind of the performance limit for RDOQ.

  12. Marek Domański, Adrian Dziembowski, Tomasz Grajek, Adam Grzelka, Łukasz Kowalski, Maciej Kurc, Adam Łuczak, Dawid Mieloch, Robert Ratajczak, Jarosław Samelak, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Methods of High Efficiency Compression for Transmission of Spatial Representation of Motion Scenes,
    IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo ICME 2015, Torino, Italy, June 29-July 3 2015,
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    The paper reports the hitherto obtained results of the research project that deals with scene representations that are suitable for free navigation around the scene. These scene representations are acquired from a limited number of cameras located around the scene. The project is aimed at the development of an efficient compression technology and the experimental environment for testing such technology. The paper reports some new multiview test sequences with the circular camera arrangement, including the hybrid ones that have been acquired using also the depth sensors. Finally, the paper also briefly reports the recent results of the new compression technology being under development. This technology outperforms the state-of-the-art 3D-HEVC.

  13. Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Jakub Stankowski,
    Chapter: Algorithmically optimized AVC video encoder with parallel processing of data,
    Book: Image Processing and Communications Challenges 7, Editors: Ryszard S. Choras,
    Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing: No. 389, Springer International, 2015, pp. 97-104, ISBN: 978-3-319-23813-5, ISSN: 2194-5375,
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    Algorithmically optimized AVC (MPEG-4 part 10/H.264) video encoder with parallel processing of data is presented in the paper. The paper reveals the architecture of the proposed encoder together with the description of the applied software optimization techniques. Conducted experiments show exactly the degree of parallelization of computations in the encoder and the compression performance of video encoding.

  14. Jakub Stankowski, Damian Karwowski, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Wegner, Jakub Siast, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Marek Domański,
    Analysis of Compressed Data Stream Content in HEVC Video Encoder,
    International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 61, No. 2, Electronics and Telecommunications Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 2015, pp. 121-127, ISSN: 0867-6747,
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    In this paper, a detailed analysis of the content of the bitstream, produced by the HEVC video encoder is presented. With the use of the HM 10.0 reference software the following statistics were investigated: 1) the amount of data in the encoded stream related to individual frame types, 2) the relationship between the value of the QP and the size of the bitstream at the output of the encoder, 3) contribution of individual types of data to I and B frames. The above mentioned aspects have been thoroughly explored for a wide range of target bitrates. The obtained results became the basis for highlighting guidelines that allow for efficient bitrate control in the HEVC encoder.

  15. Krzysztof Wegner, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Marek Domański,
    Multi-Generation Encoding Using HEVC All Intra Versus JPEG 2000,
    57th International Symposium ELMAR-2015, Zadar, Croatia, 28-30 September 2015, pp. 41-44, ISBN: 978-953-184-209-9,
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    For the new HEVC compression technology, the analysis of accumulation of quality losses in multi-generation coding is still an open problem. In this paper, we describe the results of extensive experiments that demonstrate quality loss accumulation in 300 encoding-decoding cycles using the HEVC codec in the All Intra mode. For consecutive encoding cycles with constant encoder configuration, the coding quality loss decrease much slower than for JPEG 2000. However, for SD resolution, the HEVC intra-only encoder provides lower bitrates than JPEG 2000 with the same video quality. Therefore, even after 300 cycles, the HEVC All Intra usually provides lower bitrates than JPEG 2000 with the same decoded-video quality.

  16. Jakub Stankowski, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Wegner, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Tomasz Grajek,
    Analysis of CABAC context models efficiency in the HEVC,
    57th International Symposium ELMAR-2015, Zadar, Croatia, 28-30 September 2015, pp. 217-220, ISBN: 978-953-184-209-9,
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    This paper presents detailed analysis of the CABAC efficiency when operating in the HEVC in a number of bits per number of bins manner. The paper reveals what fraction of bit is produced by the CABAC for each and every binary symbols encoded in HEVC. The statistics of bins encoded with a given efficiency are presented for the three types of video data: 1) prediction error of image samples, 2) motion data, and 3) control data.

  17. Jakub Stankowski, Łukasz Kowalski, Jarosław Samelak, Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Wegner,
    3D-HEVC Extension for Circular Camera Arrangements,
    3DTV Conference: The True Vision-Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video, 3DTV- Con 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, 8-10 July 2015,
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2014

  1. Jarosław Samelak, Cezary Korzeniewski, Łukasz Kowalski, Jakub Stankowski,
    Zoptymalizowana implementacja dekodera HEVC,
    Przegląd Telekomunikacyjny, No. 6/2014, Warszawa, Polska, June 2014, pp. 583-586,
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  2. Tomasz Grajek, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner, Marek Domański,
    Video quality in AVC homogenous transcoding,
    21st International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 12-15 May 2014, pp. 211-214,
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    Abstract

    In this paper the results obtained for homogenous Cascaded Pixel Domain Transcoder of AVC bitstreams are reported in order to show the expected transcoding efficiency gain/loss. A wide set of test video sequences has been used in experiments and in total 19200 bitstreams have been encoded and examined. It has been proved that there is a universal dependency between the quality, defined as ΔPSNR and bitstream reduction. ΔPSNR is described as the difference between quality of the transcoded material and the original material that could potentially be encoded at the same bitrate as the transcoded one.

  3. Jakub Stankowski, Damian Karwowski, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Wegner, Jakub Siast, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Marek Domański,
    Bitrate Distribution of Syntax Elements in the HEVC Encoded Video,
    International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2014, Poznań, Poland, 11-13 September 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4799-7009-4,
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    The paper focuses on two problems: 1) analysis of bitrate contribution of I and B frames in encoded HEVC data stream, and 2) analysis of distribution of HEVC syntax elements in I and B frames. The relationship between sizes of I and B frames located at a different levels in hierarchical coding scheme was experimentally determined, as well as contribution of HEVC syntax elements in encoded streams of I, B0, B1, B2, and B3 frames. The results are presented in the paper. All presented results concern a wide range of QP values in a video encoder.

  4. Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner, Marek Domański,
    Analysis of frame partitioning in HEVC,
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics ICCVG 2014, Warsaw, Poland, 15-17 September 2014, pp. 602-609,
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    Abstract

    The paper presents analysis of frame partitioning in the next generation video coding standard HEVC. Complex study on frequency of the particular coding unit, prediction unit and transform unit sizes selection made by the encoder compliant with HEVC technology is included. General conclusions based on extensive experiments for HD video sequences are presented. Such knowledge may be the first step to the development of more efficient mode selection algorithms.

2013

  1. Jakub Siast, Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek, Marek Domański,
    Digital Watermarking with Local Strength Adjustment for AVC-Compressed HDTV Bitstreams,
    30th Picture Coding Symposium, PCS 2013, San Jose, CA, USA, 8-11 December 2013, pp. 53-56,
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    A computationally inexpensive watermark schema for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 streams that use local mark strength adjustment minimizing visible artifacts is presented. The local mark strength adjustment mechanism and watermark embedding mechanism operate on residual data. This approach minimize the number of operations needed for video bitstream decoding and subsequent watermarked video data encoding. The experimental results included herein, described for real-world MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoded HDTV video bitstreams prove its robustness to complex attacks, especially camcorder recording attack.

  2. Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek, Krzysztof Wegner, Marek Domański,
    Video Quality in Multiple HEVC Encoding-Decoding Cycles,
    20th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2013, Bucharest, Romania, 7-9 July 2013, pp. 75-78, ISBN: 978-1-4799-0941-4,
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  3. Marek Domański, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner, Maciej Kurc, Jacek Konieczny, Jakub Siast, Jakub Stankowski, Robert Ratajczak, Tomasz Grajek,
    High Efficiency 3D Video Coding Using New Tools Based on View Synthesis,
    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Special Issue on 3D Video Representation, Compression, & Rendering, Vol. 22, No. 9, September 2013, pp. 3517-3527,
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    We propose a new coding technology for 3D video represented by multiple views and the respective depth maps. The proposed technology is demonstrated as an extension of the recently developed high efficiency video coding (HEVC). One base views are compressed into a standard bitstream (like in HEVC). The remaining views and the depth maps are compressed using new coding tools that mostly rely on view synthesis. In the decoder, those views and the depth maps are derived via synthesis in the 3D space from the decoded baseview and from data corresponding to small disoccluded regions. The shapes and locations of those disoccluded regions can be derived by the decoder without any side information transmitted. To achieve high compression efficiency, we propose several new tools such as depth-based motion prediction, joint high frequency layer coding, consistent depth representation, and nonlinear depth representation. The experiments show high compression efficiency of the proposed technology. The bitrate needed for transmission of two side views with depth maps is mostly less than 50% than that of the bitrate for a single-view video.

2012

  1. Marek Domański, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Jacek Konieczny, Maciej Kurc, Robert Ratajczak, Jakub Siast, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Image coding method,
    Patent office: USPTO, Status: granted,
    Application number: US 13/680652, Filling date: 19.11.2012,
    Publication number: US 2013/0129235A1, Publication date: 23.05.2013,
    Patent number: US 8761527, Date of Patent: 24.06.2014,
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    Abstract

    An image coding method. The method includes encoding a first image, the first image having a reduced spatial resolution relative to an input image, wherein values of the first image depend on energy of corresponding areas of the input image, and encoding a first shape information of the shape of a spatial spectrum of the input image. The method further includes reconstructing a second image from the encoded first image, reconstructing a second shape information from the encoded first shape information, and generating a noise image having an intensity described by the second image and having a spectrum shape described by the second shape information.

  2. Jakub Stankowski, Tomasz Grajek, Marek Domański,
    Fast watermarking of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoded HDTV video bitstreams,
    29th Picture Coding Symposium, PCS 2012, Kraków, Poland, 7-9 May 2012, pp. 265-268,
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    The paper describes watermarking of compressed video bitstreams. This technique is proven to be very fast and robust against various attacks including camcorder recording attack. The watermark is embedded using indirect modifications of transform coefficients in selected P- and B-frames. In the watermarked bitstream there exist sequences of watermarked pictures interleaved with sequences of unmodified pictures. The unmodified pictures serve as a reference for the watermark detection. The experimental results described for real-world MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoded HDTV video bitstreams are included.

  3. Jakub Stankowski, Marek Domański, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jacek Konieczny, Jakub Siast, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Extensions of the HEVC Technology for Efficient Multiview Video Coding,
    19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2012), Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 30 September - 3 October 2012, pp. 1317-1320, ISSN: 1522-4880,
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  4. Marek Domański, Jacek Konieczny, Maciej Kurc, Robert Ratajczak, Jakub Siast, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    3D video compression by coding of disoccluded regions,
    19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2012), Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 30 September - 3 October 2012, pp. 1317-1320,
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2011

  1. Marek Domański, Tomasz Grajek, Damian Karwowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Jacek Konieczny, Maciej Kurc, Adam Łuczak, Robert Ratajczak, Jakub Siast, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Multiview HEVC – experimental results,
    Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) of ITU-T SG16 WP3 and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, MPEG 2011 / M22147, Geneva, Switzerland, 28 November - 02 December 2011,
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2010

  1. Marek Domański, Krzysztof Klimaszewski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Wegner,
    Chapter: Efficient Transmission of 3D Video Using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Compression Technology,
    Book: Computer Communication Networks and Telecommunications, Editors: Zeadally, Sherali and Cerqueira, Eduardo and Curado, Marília and Leszczuk, Mikołaj,
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 6157, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, 2010, pp. 145-156, ISBN: 978-3-642-13788-4, ISSN: 0302-9743,
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    At a receiver terminal, true 3D video provides ability to watch views selected from a large number of available views. Such ability is needed for the forthcoming 3D video applications like free-view television, autostereoscopic displays etc. Delivery of many views through communication channels is a challenging problem that has to be solved in the near future. In this paper, we study delivery of real 3D video using the state-of-the-art compression technology. Considered are the issues related to 3D video data model as well its application for generation of video from arbitrary virtual viewpoint. Included are respective experimental results.

  2. Jakub Stankowski, Krzysztof Klimaszewski,
    Chapter: Application of epipolar rectification algorithm in 3D Television,
    Book: Image Processing and Communications Challenges 2,
    Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing: Vol. 84, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2010, pp. 345-352, ISBN: 978-3-642-16294-7, ISSN: 1867-5662,
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    In the paper a method for performing rectifcation of video from cameras in 3D television parallel multi-camera setups is presented. Using the camera calibration data gathered, a new coordinate system is calculated, in which virtual camera positions and orientations are calculated. A rectifying perspective transform is calculated that performs transformation from the real camera coordinate system to a new system. Transformed images correspond to images from virtual rectifed camera setup. The results obtained using the method described are verifed by com putation of depth maps using the rectifed video.

2009