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Rate-distortion analysis for H.264/AVC video coding and its application to rate control

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3 Author(s)
Ma, Siwei ; Digital Media Lab., Chinese Acad. of Sci., Beijing, China ; Wen Gao ; Yan Lu

In this paper, an efficient rate-control scheme for H.264/AVC video encoding is proposed. The redesign of the quantization scheme in H.264/AVC results in that the relationship between the quantization parameter and the true quantization stepsize is no longer linear. Based on this observation, we propose a new rate-distortion (R-D) model by utilizing the true quantization stepsize and then develop an improved rate-control scheme for the H.264/AVC encoder based on this new R-D model. In general, the current R-D optimization (RDO) mode-selection scheme in H.264/AVC test model is difficult for rate control, because rate control usually requires a predetermined set of motion vectors and coding modes to select the quantization parameter, whereas the RDO does in the different order and requires a predetermined quantization parameter to select motion vectors and coding modes. To tackle this problem, we develop a complexity-adjustable rate-control scheme based on the proposed R-D model. Briefly, the proposed scheme is a one-pass process at frame level and a partial two-pass process at macroblock level. Since the number of macroblocks with the two-pass processing can be controlled by an encoder parameter, the fully one-pass implementation is a subset of the proposed algorithm. An additional topic discussed in this paper is about video buffering. Since a hypothetical reference decoder (HRD) has been defined in H.264/AVC to guarantee that the buffers never overflow or underflow, the more accurate rate-allocation schemes are proposed to satisfy these requirements of HRD.

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Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 12 )

Date of Publication:

Dec. 2005

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