Robust Video Watermarking of H.264/AVC

Jing Zhang, Anthony T. S. Ho, Gang Qiu, Pina Marziliano
2007 IEEE transactions on circuits and systems - 2, Analog and digital signal processing  
A robust video watermarking scheme of the state-of-the-art video coding standard H.264/AVC is proposed in this brief. 2-D 8-bit watermarks such as detailed company trademarks or logos can be used as inconvertible watermark for copyright protection. A grayscale watermark pattern is first modified to accommodate the H.264/AVC computational constraints, and then embedded into video data in the compressed domain. With the proposed method, the video watermarking scheme can achieve high robustness
more » ... good visual quality without increasing the overall bit-rate. Experimental results show that our algorithm can robustly survive transcoding process and strong common signal processing attacks, such as bit-rate reduction, Gaussian filtering and contrast enhancement. Index Terms-2-D grayscale watermark pre-processing, copyright protection, H.264/AVC, video watermarking.
doi:10.1109/tcsii.2006.886247 fatcat:4plcmkhagvhl5mqesejmvcwii4