Computing a DCT using an FFT, Signal analysis 
Computing a DCT using an FFT, Signal analysis 
Dec 9 2005, 06:40
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I am trying to make sense of the output of the FFT when used to calculate a type2 DCT (DCTII). I managed to scrape together enough documentation that infomed me that, if I wanted to perform a DCTII using an FFT algorithm, then the data should be arranged to be real even symmetric, with every even indexed data element set to zero.
No problem there. In addition, the outputs are correct, but half the expected value (I can see the output needs scaling by 2 to compensate for the fact that every second sample of the input is zero). However, I am tyring to figure out how the output comes to be what it is? In particular, where the zero comes from (term 4 & term 12) [counting from 0]. Input Real : 0 x0 0 x1 0 x2 0 x3 0 x3 0 x2 0 x1 0 x0 Imag : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Output Real : ya yb yc yd 0 yd yc yb ya yb yc yd 0 yd yc yb Imag : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [grumble: looks good in fixed width font, but spaces are not turning out here] In my real application, I am using a 16 point DCT, which equates to a 64 point FFT, but the above is representative. Any hints? PS: I know there are better ways of doing DCTs, but in my implementation, I only have access to an FFT routine. Cheers,Owen. 


Dec 9 2005, 12:57
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Mad Scientist Group: Developer (Donating) Posts: 4890 Joined: 24September 01 Member No.: 13 
Use code or codebox to get it looking right.
Do you mean you cannot do a rotation or similar before the FFT? This method looks very wasteful, there are much better ways of doing it via an FFT but they need a some pre and postprocessing. 


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