A Generative Compression Framework For Low Bandwidth Video Conference


Video conferences introduce a new scenario for video transmission, which focuses on keeping the fidelity of faces even in the low bandwidth network environment. In this work, we propose VSBNet, one of the frameworks to utilize face landmarks in video compression. Our method utilizes the adversarial learning to reconstruct origin frames from the landmarks. To recover more details and keep the consistency of identity, we propose the concept of visual sensitivity to separate the contour of the face from the fast-moving parts, such as eyes and mouth. Experimental results demonstrate the superiority of our framework with a low bit rate of around 1KB/s.

2021 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Expo Workshops (ICMEW)

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Li Song
Li Song
Professor, IEEE Senior Member

Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, the Deputy Director of the Institute of Image Communication and Network Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Double-Appointed Professor of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Future Media Network, the Deputy Secretary-General of the China Video User Experience Alliance and head of the standards group.