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Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Dimitris Anastassiou. Constrained and General Dynamic Rate Shaping of Compressed Digital Video. In IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Washington, DC, October 1995.

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We introduce the concept of Dynamic Rate Shaping, a technique to adapt the rate of compressed video bitstreams (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.261, as well as JPEG) to dynamically varying bit rate constraints. The approach provides an interface (or filter) between the encoder and the network, with which the encoder's output can be perfectly matched to the network's quality of service characteristics. Since the presented algorithms do not require interaction with the encoder, they are fully applicable to precoded, stored video (e.g., video-on-demand systems). By decoupling the encoder and the network, universal interoperability can be achieved. In essense, DRS bridges the gap between CBR and VBR video, allowing a contiuum of possibilities between the two. A set of low-complexity algorithms for so-called unconstrained dynamic rate shaping are presented, and both optimal and extremely fast designs are discussed. Experimental results are provided using actual MPEG-2 bitstreams

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   Author = {Eleftheriadis, Alexandros and Anastassiou, Dimitris},
   Title = {Constrained and General Dynamic Rate Shaping of Compressed Digital Video},
   BookTitle = {IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
   Address = {Washington, DC},
   Month = {October},
   Year = {1995}

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