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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Fast subpixel motion estimation based on the interpolation effect on different block sizes for H264/AVC
Author(s): Abdelrahman Abdelazim; Mingyuan Yang; Christos Grecos

Paper Abstract

We propose a fast subpixel motion estimation algorithm for the H.264 advanced video coding (AVC) standard. The algorithm utilizes the correlation of the spatial interpolation effect on the full-pixel motion estimation best matches between different block sizes in order to reduce the computational cost of the overall motion-estimation process. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm significantly reduces the CPU cycles in the various motion estimation schemes by up to 16% with similar rate-distortion performance when weighed up against the H.264/AVC standard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2009
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 48(3) 030504 doi: 10.1117/1.3095795
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 48, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Abdelrahman Abdelazim, Univ. of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom)
Mingyuan Yang, Univ. of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom)
Christos Grecos, Univ. of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom)


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