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Joint temporal-spatial quality enhancement for full frame-rate video playback
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Paper Abstract

A joint temporal-spatial rate control scheme is investigated to optimize temporal and spatial rate-distortion (R-D) performances for full frame-rate video playback, where skipped frames are reconstructed via frame interpolation. The derived optimization problem is too complex to solve by using a straightforward Lagrangian multiplier method due to inter-frame coding dependency (e.g. I/P/B) and the frame-dependent reconstruction. To reduce the complexity, frames are adaptively grouped based on MAD (mean absolute difference) differentials, and iterative greedy search based on the R-D cost is applied to each group of frames to obtain a suboptimal solution. The performance of full frame-rate playback of the ITU-T H.263+/TMN8 codec is evaluated by reconstructing skipped frames with bidirectional motion-compensated interpolation. Experimental results show that the proposed solution has a gain of 0.2 - 1.0 dB over the traditional scheme with a fixed frame skip in average PSNR. Furthermore, the frame-by-frame PSNR variance is also reduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4472, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIV, (7 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449770
Show Author Affiliations
Shan Liu, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
JongWon Kim, Univ. of Southern California (South Korea)
C.-C. Jay Kuo, Univ. of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4472:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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