Kalman filter-based prediction refinement and quality enhancement for geometry-based point cloud compression

Date

2021-12

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IEEE

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Conference

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Yes

Abstract

Abstract—A point cloud is a set of points representing a three-dimensional (3D) object or scene. To compress a point cloud, the Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) geometry-based point cloud compression (G-PCC) scheme may use three attribute coding methods: region adaptive hierarchical transform (RAHT), predicting transform (PT), and lifting transform (LT). To improve the coding efficiency of PT, we propose to use a Kalman filter to refine the predicted attribute values. We also apply a Kalman filter to improve the quality of the reconstructed attribute values at the decoder side. Experimental results show that the combination of the two proposed methods can achieve an average Bjontegaard delta bitrate of -0.48%, -5.18%, and -6.27% for the Luma, Chroma Cb, and Chroma Cr components, respectively, compared with a recent G-PCC reference software.

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Point clouds, Predictive coding, Kalman filter

Citation

L. Wang, J. Sun, H. Yuan, R. Hamzaoui, X. Wang, Kalman filter-based prediction refinement and quality enhancement for geometry-based point cloud compression, to appear in: Proc. Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP 2021), Munich, Dec. 2021.

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Institute of Engineering Sciences (IES)