Basic characteristics of variable rate video coding in ATM environment

Mitsuru Nomura, Tetsurou Fujii, Naohisa Ohta

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

141 Citations (Scopus)


Basic characteristics of variable-rate video coders applied to asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) transmision are described. Burstiness of video information is evaluated for conference-type scenes using various coding algorithms. Three measures (distribution, autocorrelation, and coefficient of variation) are introduced to evaluate burstiness. Video sources are modeled and characterized by the autoregressive process and coefficient of variation. Video quality improvement achieved with variable rate transmission is evaluated using signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and subjective ratings. An improvement of 5-10 dB in temporal SNR and 1 rank in mean opinion score are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)752-760
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Basic characteristics of variable rate video coding in ATM environment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this