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Novel algorithm to reduce the complexity of quarter-pixel motion estimation
Author(s): P. S.S.B.K. Gupta; Ramkishor Korada
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Paper Abstract

Quarter pixel precision motion compensation became a common tool in advanced video compression standards such as MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP), H.264 because of its ability to represent motion more accurately than half pixel precision. MPEG-4 ASP uses 8-tap symmetric filter in finding interpolated sample values at half pixel resolution in quarter pixel precision motion compensation. This new tool increases the computational complexity of the fractional pixel motion estimation on the encoder side compared to the integer pixel motion estimation, in terms of computation of interpolated sample values as well as number of fractional pixel search points. This paper presents a way to reduce the complexity of quarter pixel motion estimation by reducing the filter tap length. Reduction in computation complexity and variation in PSNR values with different filters are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5308, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2004, (18 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.532336
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P. S.S.B.K. Gupta, Emuzed India Private, Ltd. (India)
Ramkishor Korada, Emuzed India Private, Ltd. (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5308:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2004
Sethuraman Panchanathan; Bhaskaran Vasudev, Editor(s)

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