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Lossless Light-Field Compression Using Reversible Colour Transformations

Santos, João M. ; Assunção, P.A. ; Cruz, L. A. S. C. ; Távora, L.M. ; Pinto, R. ; Faria, S.M.M.

Lossless Light-Field Compression Using Reversible Colour Transformations, Proc International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications IPTA, Montreal, Canada, Vol. , pp. 1 - 6, November, 2017.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IPTA.2017.8310154


Recent advances in Light Field acquisition and rendering are pushing research efforts towards increasingly efficient methods to encode this particular type of data. Light Field image compression is of the utmost importance, not only due to the large amount of data required for its representation but also due to quality requirements of many applications and computational photography methods. This paper presents a research study about the impact of reversible colour transformations and alternative data arrangements in Light Field lossless coding.
The experimental results indicate that the RCT reversible transform consistently achieves the highest compression performance across all data arrangements and lossless encoders. In particular, the best results are obtained with MRP when encoding the stack of sub-aperture images using a spiral scan order, achieving 6.41 bpp, on average.