By Topic

SATD-Based Intra Mode Decision for H.264/AVC Video Coding

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Yu-Ming Lee ; Dept. of Commun. Eng., Nat. Central Univ., Jungli, Taiwan ; Yu-Ting Sun ; Yinyi Lin

In this letter, a rate estimation technique using transform coefficient variance is proposed in the rate-distortion cost function for intra mode decision. The new cost function achieves better coding performance than the cost function using the ??-domain model. The new cost function brings out an average speed-up factor of 13 when compared with the rate-distortion optimization (RDO) mode decision, but with considerable degradation in rate-distortion performance. To improve the coding performance, we propose a sum of the absolute transformed differences (SATD)-based mode decision algorithm, which incorporates both SATD and the variance information into the RDO mode decision method. The results show that the SATD-based mode decision scheme can achieve a significant improvement in computation (with 21% of total encoding time, or a speed-up factor of 5) with negligible peak signal-to-noise ratio loss. The proposed algorithm is also compared with two other distinct algorithms , and the results indicate that the proposed algorithm outperforms these two edge detection algorithms in coding performance, as well as time saving.

Published in:

Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 3 )