Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T). This Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC TR 14496-7:2004 (adoption of ISO/IEC TR 14496-7:2002).
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC TR 14496-7:2004 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
This part of ISO/IEC 14496 specifies the encoding tools that enhance both the execution and quality for the coding of visual objects as defined in ISO/IEC 14496-2. The tool set is not limited to visual objects but at this point all the recommended tools are visual encoding tools.
There are four tools that have been described in this technical report.
- Fast Motion Estimation
- Fast Global Motion Estimation
- Fast and Robust Sprite Generation
- Fast Variable Length Decoder Using Hierarchical Table Lookup
These tools have been demonstrated as robust tools with source codes for both MoMusys and Microsoft implementations. In the current implementations, there is single software that includes all tools existed in the ISO/IEC 14496-2. This is obviously inefficient in terms of code size and execution speed. To address this issue, the optimized reference software has compilation switches such that only selected tools as defined by the profiles and levels are included. Such level of optimization is performed at high level programming language. The platform specific optimization is currently not addressed by this part.