Difference detection based early mode termination for depth map coding in MVC

Minghui Wang*, Xin Jin, Satoshi Goto

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14 Citations (Scopus)


Depth map coding is a new topic in multiview video coding (MVC) following the development of depth-image-based rendering (DIBR). Since depth map is monochromatic and has less texture than color map, fast algorithm is necessary and possible to reduce the computation burden of the encoder. This paper proposed difference detection based early mode termination strategy. The difference detection (DD) algorithms are categorized to reconstructed frame based (RDD) and original frame based (ODD). A simplified ODD (sODD) strategy is also proposed. Early mode termination based on these three DD algorithms are implemented and evaluated in the reference software of Joint Multiview Video Coding (JMVC) version 8.0 respectively. Simulation results indicate that RDD based one has no performance lost and reduce 25% runtime on average. ODD and sODD based ones can save 54.3% and 43.6% runtime respectively and have an acceptable R-D performance lost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication28th Picture Coding Symposium, PCS 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event28th Picture Coding Symposium, PCS 2010 - Nagoya
Duration: 2010 Dec 82010 Dec 10


Other28th Picture Coding Symposium, PCS 2010


  • Depth map
  • Difference detection
  • Mode decision
  • MVC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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