H.264/AVC data hiding based on Intra prediction modes for real time applications
A compromise is usually made between the different constraints of video data hiding methods, which seems more difficult to achieve for real time applications. In this paper, a new data hiding approach is presented for the video codec H.264/AVC. This method uses the intra prediction modes for the 4x4 luminance blocks. The objective is to ensure a high data embedding capacity and to preserve the encoding and the decoding times in order to satisfy real-time applications. The data embedding is based on changing a mode to the one of the closest direction. Good results have been obtained in terms of increasing the embedding capacity, maintaining the visual quality and limiting the additional processing time.
Data hiding, H.264/AVC, Intra prediction modes, Real time applications, Embedding capacity, Visual quality