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Using video encoding to optimising storage of photographs of a single site/location

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244582D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-23
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Abstract

By storing a set of photographs, of a single site/location, as a video the storage requirements can be dramatically reduced.

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Using video encoding to optimising storage of photographs of a single site/location

It's common practice to take photographs of a wound or injury at each clinical visit (see http://www.nursingtimes.net/digital-photography-in-wound-care/205042.article), traditional approaches to storing these, as individual photographs, is sub-optimal in terms of storage and can make it difficult (for clinical professionals) to visualise the evolution of the wound/injury when viewing each photograph individually.

    By converting the set of individual photos into a video, the storage needed can be optimised, additionally the clinical professional watching the video will get a much clearer understanding of the evolution of the wound/injury.

    As each photo is added to the system the video would be re-encoded (using a standard process - e.g. http://jcodec.org/) - and there after displayed.

    The expected saving in storage is based on the fact that most of the area of the image will not change substantially between photographs and so standard video encoding will give rise to a significantly more smaller file than the combined size of the photographs. (EE Times "How video compression works" - http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1275437)

    There is a vast arrange of materials on the technical approaches and processes for video (en)coding - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Video_Coding gives an overview of this domain. However, it's the application of video encoding to a set...