11: MPEG-4: Next-Generation Standard for Interactive Media



Sunday, Full Day
8:30 am – 5:15 pm
Room 207

MPEG-4 is an international open standard that provides technology for creation and delivery of rich, interactive media transported via the Internet or broadcast or wireless channels to a broad spectrum of user terminals ranging from set-top boxes to PDAs. This course presents an overview of the tools and opportunities for creating interactive content with a blend of media technologies.

Prerequisites
Basic understanding of various media types including video, audio, images, and computer graphics.

Topics
MPEG-4 overview: anatomy and rationale for having a standard. Synthetic and natural media objects: video, audio, graphics, face and body animation. Compositing and synchronization of media objects. Scene description. Compression of media objects and scene description. Delivery of content over networks: Streaming and stream management, multiplexing. Interactivity: local, remote, backchannel. Error resilience. File formats. Digital rights management: intellectual property management and protection. Profiles and levels in MPEG-4. Applications: internet streaming, wireless, broadcast.

Organizer
Klaus Diepold
DynaPel Laboratories GmbH


Lecturers
Klaus Diepold
DynaPel Laboratories GmbH

Radek Grzeszczuk
Intel Corporation

Igor Pandzic
Visage Technologies AB

Eric Petajan
face2face

Iraj Sodagar
PacketVideo Corporation

JC Spierer
The MITRE Corporation

Gabriel Taubin
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center


8:30 Introduction to MPEG-4
Diepold
8:45 Streams of Media Objects
Spierer
9:30 Delivery of Object Streams
Spierer
10:15 Break
10:30 Video and Image Coding
Sodagar
11:15 Binary Format for Scene Description
Diepold
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Synthetic Media Objects
Taubin
2:15 Light Field Mapping in MPEG-4
Grzeszczuk
3:15 Break
3:30 An Overview of 3D in New Media
Mohler
4:15 Introduction to Digital Rights Management
Spierer
4:45 Putting it all Together in MPEG-4
Diepold
5:15 Proliferation of MPEG-4
Sodagar




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