Recent years have seen an exponential increase in video and multimedia traffic transported over the internet and broadband access networks. This timely resource addresses the key challenge facing many service providers today: effective bandwidth management for supporting high-quality video delivery. Written by a recognized expert in the field, this practical book describes ways to optimize video transmission over emerging broadband networks. Moreover, the book explores new wireless access networks that can enable video connectivity both inside and outside the residential premise.
Benny Bing is a research faculty member in the School of ECE at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published over 70 technical papers and 10 books. He is also an editor for the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. He is the author of High-Speed Wireless ATM and LANs (Artech House, 2000).
Part I: Introduction to New or Emerging Video-Transport Technologies Over Broadband Access Networks - Internet Video and IP-TV. Switched Digital Video. Video on Demand. Digital Video Broadcast. Mobile TV. Multicast and Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming. Video Transport Protocols.; Part II: H.264 AVC - Introduction to the H.264 AVC. Profiles, Entropy Coding, Compression Optimization, Use of Reference Frames. Packetization Architectures in 3GPP. Loss Resilience Methods. New Error Concealment. High-Definition (720p, 1080p) Video Compression.; Part III: Video Bandwidth Conservation and Management - Video Smoothing with and without Rate Control. Selective Information Removal. Video Compression Optimization. Statistical Multiplexing. Video Quality Assessment. Short-Term and Long-Term Video Bandwidth Prediction. Policy-Based Resource Allocation. Next-Generation Video.