Nonstandard Compression Techniques

  • Vasudev Bhaskaran
  • Konstantinos Konstantinides
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 334)


Standard compression schemes, such as JPEG and MPEG, have been widely supported by the industry; however, this has not stopped the development and marketing of several proprietary image and video compression schemes. Examples of such schemes include the Kodak Photo-CD compression and storage format, the QuickTime environment from Apple, and DVI technology from Intel. There are various reasons for the introduction of proprietary compression schemes:
  • Certain applications are self-contained, and there is no need to exchange their data with other platforms (such as a stand-alone image data-base system).

  • Computational requirements of the standard algorithms are beyond the capabilities of a particular platform (such as the software-based video playback on low-end personal computers).

  • New market areas open (such as digital photography).

  • There is dissatisfaction with the capabilities of the standard algorithms (such as video teleconferencing).

  • There is concern about royalties (such as arithmetic coding in JPEG).


Filter Bank Finite Impulse Response Vector Quantization Wavelet Decomposition Compression Scheme 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasudev Bhaskaran
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Konstantinides
    • 1
  1. 1.Hewlett-Packard LaboratoriesUSA

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