On the choice of transforms for data hiding in compressed video

Mahalingam Ramkumar, Ali N. Akansu, A. Aydin Alatan

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We present an information-theoretic approach to obtain an estimate of the number of bits that can be hidden in compressed image sequences. We show how addition of the message signal in a suitable transform domain rather than the spatial domain can significantly increase the data hiding capacity. We compare the data hiding capacities achievable with different block transforms and show that the choice of the transform should depend on the robustness needed. While it is better to choose transforms with good energy compaction property (like DCT, Wavelet etc.) when the robustness required is low, transforms with poorer energy compaction property (like Hadamard or Hartley transform) are preferable choices for higher robustness requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3049-3052
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-99) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Mar 15 1999Mar 19 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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