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Optical Engineering

Fast prediction algorithm for multiview video coding
Author(s): Abdelrahman Abdelazim; Stephen J. Mein; Martin R. Varley; Djamel Ait-Boudaoud
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Paper Abstract

The H.264/multiview video coding (MVC) standard has been developed to enable efficient coding for three-dimensional and multiple viewpoint video sequences. The inter-view statistical dependencies are utilized and an inter-view prediction is employed to provide more efficient coding; however, this increases the overall encoding complexity. Motion homogeneity is exploited here to selectively enable inter-view prediction, and to reduce complexity in the motion estimation (ME) and the mode selection processes. This has been accomplished by defining situations that relate macro-blocks’ motion characteristics to the mode selection and the inter-view prediction processes. When comparing the proposed algorithm to the H.264/MVC reference software and other recent work, the experimental results demonstrate a significant reduction in ME time while maintaining similar rate-distortion performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(3) 037401 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.3.037401
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Abdelrahman Abdelazim, American Univ. of the Middle East (Kuwait)
Stephen J. Mein, Univ. of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom)
Martin R. Varley, Univ. of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom)
Djamel Ait-Boudaoud, Univ. of Portsmouth (United Kingdom)

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