Book announcement: 



High-quality visual experience:

creation, processing and interactivity of

high-resolution and high-dimensional video signals




Edited by:


Marta Mrak
University of Surrey
Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing
Guildford, United Kingdom
Mislav Grgic
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Zagreb, Croatia

Murat Kunt
Signal Processing Laboratories
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Lausanne, Switzerland



Published by Springer Verlag in the series
"Signals and Communication Technology"


ISBN: 978-3-642-12801-1


May 2010




Book description

Last few years have seen rapid acceptance of high-definition television (HDTV) technology around the world. This technology has been hugely successful in delivering more realistic television experience at home and accurate imaging for professional applications. Adoption of high definition continues to grow as consumers demand enhanced features and greater quality of content. Following this trend, natural evolution of visualisation technologies will be in the direction of fully realistic visual experience and highly precise imaging. However, using the content of even higher resolution and quality is not straightforward as such videos require significantly higher access bandwidth and more processing power. Therefore, methods for radical reduction of video bandwidth are crucial for realisation of high visual quality. Moreover, it is desirable to look into other ways of accessing visual content, solution to which lies in innovative schemes for content delivery and consumption. This book presents selected chapters covering technologies that will enable greater flexibility in video content representation and allow users to access content from any device and to interact with it.

Table of contents

Part I: Quality of visual information

Part II: Video coding for high resolutions

Part III: Visual content upscaling

Part IV: 3D visual content processing and displaying

Part V: Accessing technologies for visual content

About this series

The series "Signals and Communications Technology" is devoted to fundamentals and applications of modern methods of signal processing and cutting-edge communication technologies. The main topics are information and signal theory, acoustical signal processing, image processing and multimedia systems, mobile and wireless communications, and computer and communication networks. Volumes in the series address researchers in academia and industrial R&D departments. The series is application-oriented. The level of presentation of each individual volume, however, depends on the subject and can range from practical to scientific.


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