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1. (WO2016059290) AN APPARATUS, A METHOD AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR IMAGE SEQUENCE CODING AND DECODING

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/059290    International Application No.:    PCT/FI2015/050671
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 09 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H04N 19/70
H04N 19/159
G06T 9/00
Applicants: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
Inventors: MALAMAL VADAKITAL, Vinod Kumar
HANNUKSELA, Miska
Title: AN APPARATUS, A METHOD AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR IMAGE SEQUENCE CODING AND DECODING
Abstract:
A method for signaling reference pictures of a picture sequence encoded in a bitstream, the method comprising classifying pictures of the picture sequence into reference pictures and non-reference pictures; providing each reference picture with a unique picture identifier; determining, at least for inter-coded picturesof the picture sequence, all unique combinations of the picture identifier and at least one reference picture identifier, where the at least one reference picture identifier for a particular picture identifies all pictures that may be used as a reference for predicting said particular picture;and assigning intra-coded reference pictures at least with their unique picture identifier and the inter-coded pictures with their corresponding unique combination of the picture identifier and the at least one reference picture identifier