Evaluation of Stereo Video Coding Schemes for Mobile Devices

Aksay A., Akar G. B.

3DTV Conference - True Vision - Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video, Potsdam, Germany, 4 - 06 May 2009, pp.201-204 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Potsdam
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-204
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Mobile devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants and personal video/game players are somehow converging and getting more powerful, thus enabling 3D mobile devices a reality. In order to store or transmit stereo video in these devices, coding techniques from both monoscopic video coding and multi-view video coding can be used. In this work, we analyze the possible stereoscopic encoding schemes for mobile devices. We have used rate-distortion curves for coding efficiency and decoding speed tests for decoder complexity. Depending on the processing power and memory of the mobile device, we concluded to use two of the settings used in our experiments.