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H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) extension has spatial scalability which is able to provide various resolution sequences for a single encoded bit-stream. In order to reduce redundancies between different layers, for spatial scalable intra-coded frames, co-located reconstructed 8×8 sub-macroblock in base layer (BL) is up-sampled to predict the marcoblock (MB) in enhancement layer (EL). Unfortunately, simple 1-D poly-phase up-sampling filter used in current SVC isn't cable of achieving ideal result, which limits the performance of inter-layer intra prediction (ILIP). This paper proposes an adaptive optimization method for inter-layer texture up-sampling by applying wiener filter and controlling it at block level. Working as an additional part of ILIP, the proposed method can greatly reduce the prediction error between the original EL signals and the up-sampled BL signals. Experimental results show that, the proposed method achieves bit rate reduction up to 14.25% and PSNR increment up to 0.97 dB when compared with the traditional method in current SVC.
Date of Conference: 17-19 Oct. 2011