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Layered Coding Method for Scalable Coding of HDR and SDR videos
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  • Journal title : Journal of Broadcast Engineering
  • Volume 20, Issue 5,  2015, pp.756-769
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Broadcast and Media Engineers
  • DOI : 10.5909/JBE.2015.20.5.756
 Title & Authors
Layered Coding Method for Scalable Coding of HDR and SDR videos
Lim, Jeongyun; Ahn, Yong-Jo; Lim, Woong; Park, Seanae; Sim, Donggyu; Kang, Jung-Won;
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In this paper, we propose a scalable coding method for high dynamic range (HDR) and standard dynamic range (SDR) videos based on Scalable High Efficiency Video Coding (SHVC). The proposed method has multi-layer coding architecture that consists of base layer for SDR videos and enhancement layer for HDR videos to support the backward compatibility with legacy codec and display devices. Also, to improve coding efficiency of enhancement layers, a global inverse tone mapping is applied to the reconstructed SDR video and the compensated frames are referred for coding of the enhancement layer. The proposed method is found to achieve BD-Rate gain of 43.0% on average (maximum 76.3%) for the enhancement layer and 15.7% on average (maximum 31%) for dual-layer against the SHM 7.0 reference software.
HEVC;SHVC;HDR;Tone mapping;Inverse tone mapping;
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