%0 Journal Article
%@ 1932-4553
%A Carballeira López, Pablo
%A Cabrera Quesada, Julian
%A Ortega Diego, Antonio
%A Jaureguizar Núñez, Fernando
%A García Santos, Narciso
%D 2012
%F upm:30541
%I IEEE
%J IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
%K Free viewpoint video, low latency, multiview coding, prediction structures, three-dimensional video (3DV), video-conference.
%N 5
%P 583-596
%T A framework for the analysis and optimization of encoding latency for multiview video
%U http://oa.upm.es/30541/
%V 6
%X We present a novel framework for the analysis and optimization of encoding latency for multiview video. Firstly, we characterize the elements that have an influence in the encoding latency performance: (i) the multiview prediction structure and (ii) the hardware encoder model. Then, we provide algorithms to find the encoding latency of any arbitrary multiview prediction structure. The proposed framework relies on the directed acyclic graph encoder latency (DAGEL) model, which provides an abstraction of the processing capacity of the encoder by considering an unbounded number of processors. Using graph theoretic algorithms, the DAGEL model allows us to compute the encoding latency of a given prediction structure, and determine the contribution of the prediction dependencies to it. As an example of DAGEL application, we propose an algorithm to reduce the encoding latency of a given multiview prediction structure up to a target value. In our approach, a minimum number of frame dependencies are pruned, until the latency target value is achieved, thus minimizing the degradation of the rate-distortion performance due to the removal of the prediction dependencies. Finally, we analyze the latency performance of the DAGEL derived prediction structures in multiview encoders with limited processing capacity.