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Decoding complexity reduction in projection-based light-field 3D displays using self-contained HEVC tiles

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 3DTV-Conference: The True Vision - Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video, 3DTV-CON 2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781509033133
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event3DTV Conference - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

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ISSN (Electronic)2161-203X


Conference3DTV Conference
CountryUnited States
Period1/01/00 → …


The goal of this work is to provide a low complexity video decoding solution for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) streams in applications where only a region of the video frames is needed to be decoded. This paper studies the problem of creating selfcontained (i.e., independently decodable) partitions in the HEVC streams. Further, the requirements for building self-contained regions are described, and an encoder-side solution is proposed based on HEVC tile feature. A particular application of self-contained tiles targets the type of light-field 3D displays, which employ a dense set of optical engines to recreate the light field. Correspondingly, such 3D displays require a dense set of input views and therefore the partial decoding of bitstreams helps providing less complex and consequently real-time decoding and processing. The simulation results show a significant increase in decoding speed at the cost of a minor increase in storage capacity.


  • HEVC, light-field 3D displays, partial decoding, random access, slice, tile, video partitioning

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