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Direct macroblock coding for predictive (P) pictures in the H.264 standard
Author(s): Alexis Michael Tourapis; Feng Wu; Shipeng Li
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we introduce a new Inter Macroblock type within the H.264 (or MPEG-4 AVC) video coding standard that can further improve coding efficiency by exploiting the temporal correlation of motion within a sequence. This leads to a reduction in the bits required for encoding motion information, while retaining or even improving quality under a Rate Distortion Optimization Framework. An extension of this concept within the skip macroblock type of the same standard is also presented. Simulation results show that the proposed semantic changes can lead to up to 7.6% average bitrate reduction or equivalently 0.39dB quality improvement over the current H.264 standard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5308, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2004, (18 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.524578
Show Author Affiliations
Alexis Michael Tourapis, Thomson Coporate Research (United States)
Feng Wu, Microsoft Research Asia (China)
Shipeng Li, Microsoft Research Asia (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5308:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2004
Sethuraman Panchanathan; Bhaskaran Vasudev, Editor(s)

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