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An Imperceptible and Blind Watermarking Scheme Based on Wyner-Ziv Video Coding for Wireless Video Sensor Networks
Noreen Imran, Boon-Chong Seet, A. C. M. Fong

Last modified: 2013-10-01


Distributed video coding (DVC) is an emerging video coding paradigm designed to allow low-complexity compression by resource-constrained video sensor nodes in wireless video sensor networks (WVSN). Several DVC architectures have been proposed in literature but there are hardly any security mechanisms designed to validate the integrity and authenticity of the decoded video. In this paper, we propose a novel, low-complexity, blind, and imperceptible video watermarking scheme based on DVC for WVSNs. The watermark information is embedded into key frames under selected GOP (Group of Pictures) configurations. Considering the information-intensive yet resource-constrained WVSN environment, the proposed scheme aims to limit the impact of watermark embedding complexity by hiding the secret information using non-zero quantized AC coefficients. We implemented the proposed watermarking scheme for a DVC based codec and evaluated its processing complexity (encoding/decoding). We also evaluated the average normalized correlation between the embedded and extracted watermarks for different video sequences by varying the redundancy in embedding.


Watermarking; Distributed Video Coding; Wireless Video Sensor Networks;


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