Common lossy video compression methods have already reached a very high performance level and are about to reach their natural limit. However, their compression efficiency is still insufficient for certain domains where a plethora of video data should be archived.
In the domain of medical endoscopy, where entire surgeries are recorded for documentation with high visual quality, we achieved important steps to lower the bitrate substantially.
Currently, doctors can only record segments of endoscopic surgeries. This leads to losing potentially important data, which has not been recorded, but could be significant in the future.
We aim to record entire surgeries, develop a compression method to lower the used bitrate and store in a more efficient way. With the defined four dimensions, we can improve the domain specific video compression.