Highly Robust and Imperceptible Luminance Based Hybrid Digital Video Watermarking Scheme for Ownership Protection

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Himanshu Agarwal 1,* Rakesh Ahuja 1 S.S.Bedi 2

1. Department of CS&IT, Moradabad Institute of Technology, Moradabad (U.P), India

2. Department of CS & IT, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly (U.P), India

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2012.11.07

Received: 3 Jul. 2012 / Revised: 28 Jul. 2012 / Accepted: 10 Sep. 2012 / Published: 8 Oct. 2012

Index Terms

Video watermarking, Wavelet transform, Singular Value Decomposition, Ownership protection


In this paper a hybrid digital video watermarking scheme based on discrete wavelet transform and singular value decomposition is proposed. Unlike the most existing watermarking schemes, the used watermark is a gray scale image instead of a binary watermark. The watermark is embedded in the original video frames by first converted it into YCbCr color space and than decomposing the luminance part (Y component) into four sub-bands using discrete wavelet transform and finally the singular values of LL sub-band are shaped perceptually by singular values of watermark image. The experimental result shows a tradeoff between imperceptibility and resiliency against intentional attacks such as rotation, cropping, histogram stretching, JPEG compression on individual frames, Indeo5 video compression and unintentional attacks like frame swapping, frame averaging, frame insertion and different types of noise addition. Superiority of the proposed scheme is carried out by comparison with existing schemes to reveal its efficiency for practical applications.

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Himanshu Agarwal,Rakesh Ahuja,S.S.Bedi,"Highly Robust and Imperceptible Luminance Based Hybrid Digital Video Watermarking Scheme for Ownership Protection", IJIGSP, vol.4, no.11, pp.47-52, 2012. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2012.11.07 


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