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Entropy coding of syntax elements related to block structures and transform coefficient levels in HEVC
Author(s): Tung Nguyen; Philipp Helle; Martin Winken; Detlev Marpe; Heiko Schwarz; Thomas Wiegand
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Paper Abstract

The most recent video compression technology is High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). This soon to be completed standard is a joint development by Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) of ITU-T and Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) of ISO/IEC. As one of its major technical novelties, HEVC supports variable prediction and transform block sizes using the quadtree approach for block partitioning. In terms of entropy coding, the Draft International Standard (DIS) of HEVC specifies context-based adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC) as the single mode of operation. In this paper, a description of the specific CABAC-based entropy coding part in HEVC is given that is related to block structures and transform coefficient levels. In addition, experimental results are presented that indicate the benefit of the transform-coefficient level coding design in HEVC in terms of improved coding performance and reduced complexity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8499, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXV, 84990S (25 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.945931
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Tung Nguyen, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Philipp Helle, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Martin Winken, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Detlev Marpe, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Heiko Schwarz, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Thomas Wiegand, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8499:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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