Robust Video Data Hiding Using Forbidden Zone Data Hiding

Video data hiding is still an important research topic due to the design complexities involved. We propose a new video data hiding method that makes use of erasure correction capability of Repeat Accumulate codes and superiority of Forbidden Zone Data Hiding. Selective embedding is utilized in the proposed method to determine host signal samples suitable for data hiding. This method also contains a temporal synchronization scheme in order to withstand frame drop and insert attacks.

The proposed framework is tested by typical broadcast material against MPEG-2, H.264 compression, frame-rate conversion attacks, as well as other well-known video data hiding methods. The decoding error values are reported for typical system parameters. The simulation results indicate that the framework can be successfully utilized in video data hiding applications.

Existing System:

In special domain, the hiding process such as least significant bit(LSB) replacement, is done in special domain, while transform domain methods; hide data in another domain such as wavelet domain. Least significant bit (LSB) is the simplest form of Steganography. LSB is based on inserting data in the least significant bit of pixels, which lead to a slight change on the cover image that is not noticeable to human eye. Since this method can be easily cracked, it is more vulnerable to attacks.

LSB method has intense affects on the statistical information of image like histogram. Attackers could be aware of a hidden communication by just checking the Histogram of an image. A good solution to eliminate this defect was LSB matching. LSB Matching was a great step forward in Steganography methods and many others get ideas from it.

Proposed System:

Data hiding in video sequences is performed in two major ways: bit stream-level and data-level. In this paper, we propose a new block-based selective embedding type data hiding framework that encapsulates Forbidden Zone Data Hiding (FZDH). By means of simple rules applied to the frame markers, we introduce certain level of robustness against frame drop, repeat and insert attacks.


  • Encryption Module
  • Decryption Module

Tools Used:

Front End : JAVA