Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Efficient MPEG-4 to H.264 transcoding exploiting MPEG-4 block modes, motion vectors, and residuals

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

2 Author(s)
Metoevi, I. ; Dept. of Software & IT Eng., Ecole de Technol. Super., Montreal, QC, Canada ; Coulombe, S.

In this paper, we present an efficient algorithm to transcode MPEG-4 to H.264. The algorithm exploits the information decoded from the MPEG-4 stream to reduce H.264 encoding complexity. This information includes the MPEG-4 block modes, motion vectors, and residuals. The algorithm proceeds in two steps. First, a small set of most probable H.264 block mode candidates are obtained from an MPEG-4 to H.264 block mode conversion table. Then, motion estimation is performed for the candidate modes where, based on the residual information, the MPEG-4 motion vectors are either reused or refined. Experimental results show that the algorithm can speed-up the transcoding of QCIF and CIF sequences, from MPEG-4 visual simple to H.264 baseline profiles, by a factor of 2 to 3, with an acceptable loss in quality compared to the cascade spatial domain transcoding approach. It also provides significantly improved quality relative to current state-of-the-art methods.

Published in:

Communications and Information Technology, 2009. ISCIT 2009. 9th International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

28-30 Sept. 2009

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.