Light Field Compression With Graph Learning and Dictionary-Guided Sparse Coding

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Author(s)

  • Yuchen Zhang
  • Wenrui Dai
  • Yong Li
  • Chenglin Li
  • Junni Zou
  • Hongkai Xiong

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Publication statusOnline published - 28 Feb 2022

Abstract

Light field (LF) data are widely used in the immersive representations of the 3D world. To record the light rays along with different directions, an LF requires much larger storage space and transmission bandwidth than a conventional 2D image with similar spatial dimension. In this paper, we propose a novel framework for light field image compression that leverages graph learning and dictionary learning to remove structural redundancies between different views. Specifically, to significantly reduce the bit-rates, only a few key views sampled and encoded, whereas the remaining non-key views are reconstructed via the graph adjacency matrix learned from the angular patch. Furthermore, dictionary-guided sparse coding is developed to compress the graph adjacency matrices and reduce the coding overheads. To the best of our knowledge, this paper is the first to achieve compact representation of cross-view structural information via adaptive learning on graphs. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed framework achieves better performance than the standardized HEVC-based codec.

Research Area(s)

  • Codecs, Decoding, Dictionaries, dictionary learning, Encoding, graph adjacency matrix, graph learning, Image coding, Light field compression, Light fields, Sparse matrices

Citation Format(s)

Light Field Compression With Graph Learning and Dictionary-Guided Sparse Coding. / Zhang, Yuchen; Dai, Wenrui; Li, Yong; Li, Chenglin; Hou, Junhui; Zou, Junni; Xiong, Hongkai.

In: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 28.02.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review