Capacity Enhancement of Compressed Domain Watermarking Channel Using Duo-binary Coding

  • Ivan Damnjanovic
  • Ebroul Izquierdo
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4283)


One of the main goals of watermarking is to optimize capacity while preserving high video fidelity. This paper describes a watermarking scheme based on the spread spectrum paradigm with capacity enhancement using a state-of-the-art error correction technique – duo-binary turbo coding. A new watermark composition with novel bit-wise watermark bits interleaving scheme and bit-rate control on the macro-block level is proposed. In previous works, the perceptual watermark adjustment was mainly based on Watson Just Noticeable Difference (JND) model. A new JND estimation model based on block classification is presented. In addition, experimental results on perceptibility and robustness to transcoding are reported.


Digital watermarking MPEG2 turbo coding JND model block classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Damnjanovic
    • 1
  • Ebroul Izquierdo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic EngineeringQueen Mary, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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