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A novel diamond search algorithm for fast block motion estimation
Author(s): Jin-xiao Yang; Yong-bo Zhang; Li-hao Huang
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Paper Abstract

Video coding is a complex process, comprising a combination of spatial, temporal and statistical data reduction techniques. Of these techniques, motion estimation taking advantage of inter-frame information redundancy plays the most important role. So finding the most efficient motion estimation algorithm remains an important research problem. In this paper, a New Diamond Search (NDS) algorithm is proposed to improve the efficiency of video coding. The NDS algorithm applies Cross Search Pattern (CSP) in the very beginning search steps and switch using Large Diamond Search Pattern (LDSP) and Small Diamond Search Pattern (SDSP), so as to avoid the problem of local optimum. Experimental results show that the proposed NDS algorithm is obviously improved in search speed and search accuracy compared with the Diamond Search algorithm. The NDS algorithm can achieve very close quality compared to full search but with 18.51times speedup. In term of speed, compared with the DS algorithm, the NDS algorithm can achieve more than 125% speedup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7820, International Conference on Image Processing and Pattern Recognition in Industrial Engineering, 78202U (20 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.867099
Show Author Affiliations
Jin-xiao Yang, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Yong-bo Zhang, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Li-hao Huang, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7820:
International Conference on Image Processing and Pattern Recognition in Industrial Engineering
Shaofei Wu; Zhengyu Du; Shaofei Wu; Zhengyu Du; Shaofei Wu; Zhengyu Du, Editor(s)

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