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Rate-distortion-based mode selection for H.264/AVC in wireless environments
Author(s): Yun Gong
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Paper Abstract

In the most recent H.264/AVC video codec, a loss-aware rate-distortion based coding mode selection method uses K copies of random variable channel behavior and decoder pairs to estimate the expected distortion at the encoder. The expected distortion can be estimated accurately if K is chosen large enough. However, the added complexity at the encoder is obviously at least K times the decoder complexity. In this paper, we modify another popular rate-distortion based mode selection method, the recursive optimal pre-sample estimate (ROPE) algorithm, by recursively calculating the standard deviation of pixel samples instead of the second moment values. Since the standard deviation values have the same order as the first moment of samples, the revised ROPE algorithm can be easily adopted to the H.264/AVC encoding process. Our experimental results show that the H.264/AVC coder with the revised ROPE algorithm has comparable error resilient capabilities, but it has only between one third to one half of the computation complexity of the current H.264/AVC codec with K=30.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5600, Multimedia Systems and Applications VII, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.570789
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Yun Gong, Widener Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5600:
Multimedia Systems and Applications VII
Chang Wen Chen; C.-C. Jay Kuo; Anthony Vetro, Editor(s)

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