Fast Mode Decision on H.264/AVC Baseline Profile for real-time performance

Nieto Doncel, Marcos and Salgado Álvarez de Sotomayor, Luis and Cabrera Quesada, Julian and García Santos, Narciso (2008). Fast Mode Decision on H.264/AVC Baseline Profile for real-time performance. "Journal of Real-Time Image Processing", v. 3 (n. 1-2); pp. 61-75. ISSN 1861-8200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11554-007-0062-9.

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Title: Fast Mode Decision on H.264/AVC Baseline Profile for real-time performance
Author/s:
  • Nieto Doncel, Marcos
  • Salgado Álvarez de Sotomayor, Luis
  • Cabrera Quesada, Julian
  • García Santos, Narciso
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Real-Time Image Processing
Date: March 2008
ISSN: 1861-8200
Volume: 3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: H.264/AVC, real-time, fast mode decision, histogram-based segmentation, adaptive thresholding
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this paper a new fast mode decision (FMD) algorithm is proposed for the recent H.264/AVC video coding standard, aiming to reduce its computational load without loosing coding efficiency. This algorithm identifies redundancy and selects the minimum sub-set of modes for each macroblock (MB) required to provide high rate-distortion (RD) efficiency. It is based on a fast analysis of the histogram of the difference image between frames which classifies the areas of each frame as active or non-active by means of an adaptive thresholding technique. More coding effort is devoted to active areas with the selection of a large sub-set of Modes, as these areas are expected to be the most relevant in terms of RD cost. Results show reduction values around 35–65% of motion estimation (ME) time, preserving the RD cost for the Baseline Profile, by using P-Slices and without needing B-Slices. Moreover, the strategy works as an intelligent tool for real-time applications with constrained number of operations per frame: it wisely uses the given operational resources distributing them among those MBs that need it.

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Item ID: 2348
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/2348/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2348
DOI: 10.1007/s11554-007-0062-9
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/computer/image+processing/journal/11554
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 May 2010 11:06
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:04
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