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Determining optimal configuration of video encoding parameters using numerical search algorithms
Author(s): Huipin Zhang; Guy Cote
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a systematic approach to configuring the video encoding parameters for optimal video encoding in this paper. The determination of optimal video encoding parameters is formulated as an optimization problem of maximizing the expected video encoding quality under a set of constraints that may include a video quality measure, a target bitrate, computation, memory bandwidth, etc. We use the Video Quality Metric, a measurement paradigm of video quality that is based on algorithms for objective measurement of video quality, to measure the expected video encoding performance. The optimization problem can be solved through an efficient multidimensional numerical search method, direct simplex search method, with encoding of various sequences with different encoding parameter settings. We illustrate the approach to determine parameters to enable optimal MB level quantization parameter adaptation in H.264 / AVC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6822, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2008, 682211 (28 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.767524
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Huipin Zhang, Cisco Systems, Inc. (United States)
Guy Cote, Mobilygen Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6822:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2008
William A. Pearlman; John W. Woods; Ligang Lu, Editor(s)

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