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A resource constrained MPEG-7 driven rate control scheme for the H264/AVC
Author(s): Jesús Cánovas Serrano; Mingyuan Yang; Christos Grecos
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Paper Abstract

Currently no information about different shots has been used in the H264/AVC video coding standard. This kind of information can help use choose the size of GOPs and finally reduce the bit rate and PSNR fluctuation when video sequences have multiple shots. We developed an MPEG-7 based rate control scheme in H264/AVC standard. Our proposed scheme outperforms the rate control of the H264 AVC significantly in terms of reducing the average bit rate fluctuation (variance) by 7-60% and the average PSNR fluctuation (variance) by 24-90% between shots. It is also applicable in computationally and memory restricted devices since it needs maximum 2 frames buffer space for MPEG-7 descriptor calculation, while the average amount of extra processing is only 5.8% of the total CPU cycles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6811, Real-Time Image Processing 2008, 68110B (27 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.765688
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Jesús Cánovas Serrano, Univ. of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom)
Mingyuan Yang, Univ. of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom)
Christos Grecos, Univ. of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6811:
Real-Time Image Processing 2008
Nasser Kehtarnavaz; Matthias F. Carlsohn, Editor(s)

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