In this experiment, students will become familiar with the basics and principles of image and video compression techniques, specifically with the well known and widely used JPEG and MPEG standards.
The experiment is composed into two parts. In the first part, image basics, terminology and techniques used for image processing and compression are learnt. This part includes a “JPEG-like” MATLAB based implementation of these basic ideas. In the second part, the JPEG implementation is extended to color images, and the principles of video compression are discussed. Motion estimation, an important phase of video coding, is learnt using the VCDemo software.