DeepVista: 16K panoramic cinema on your mobile device

Wenxiao Zhang, Feng Qian, Bo Han, Pan Hui

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In this paper, we design, implement, and evaluate , which is to our knowledge the first consumer-class system that streams panoramic videos far beyond the ultra high-definition resolution (up to 16K) to mobile devices, offering truly immersive experiences. Such an immense resolution makes streaming video-on-demand (VoD) content extremely resource-demanding. To tackle this challenge, introduces a novel framework that leverages an edge server to perform efficient, intelligent, and quality-guaranteed content transcoding, by extracting from panoramic frames the viewport stream that will be delivered to the client. To support real-time transcoding of 16K content, employs several key mechanisms such as dual-GPU acceleration, lossless viewport extraction, deep viewport prediction, and a two-layer streaming design. Our extensive evaluations using real users' viewport movement data indicate that outperforms existing solutions, and can smoothly stream 16K panoramic videos to mobile devices over diverse wireless networks including WiFi, LTE, and mmWave 5G.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Web Conference 2021 - Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450383127
StatePublished - Apr 19 2021
Event2021 World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2021 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: Apr 19 2021Apr 23 2021

Publication series

NameThe Web Conference 2021 - Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2021


Conference2021 World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the anonymous reviewers for their comments. This work was supported in part by NSF Award #1903880 and #1915122, Project 16214817 from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and the 5GEAR and FIT projects from Academy of Finland.

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© 2021 ACM.


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