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To the best of authors' knowledge, this paper presents the first work on memory analysis of VLSI architectures for motion-compensated temporal filtering (MCTF). The open-loop MCTF prediction scheme has led the revolution for hybrid video coding methods that are mainly based on the close-loop MC prediction (MCP) scheme, and it also becomes the core technology of the coming video coding standard, MPEG-21 part 13-scalable video coding (SVC). In this paper, the macroblock (MB)-level and frame-level data reuse schemes are analyzed for the MCTF. The MB-level data reuse is especially for the motion estimation (ME), and the level C+ scheme is proposed, which can further reduce the memory bandwidth of the conventional level C scheme. Frame-level data reuse schemes for MCTF are proposed according to the open-loop prediction nature.
Date of Conference: 18-23 March 2005