Feature-detection-based early-termination approach for multi-frame motion estimation of H.264/AVC

Ngfeng Li*, Shen Li, Takeshi Ikenaga, Shunichi Ishiwata, Masataka Matsui, Satoshi Goto

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This paper presents a feature-based early-termination approach for multiple reference frame motion estimation in H.264/AVC. Early-termination on frame level is adopted to simplify original full search algorithm. Meanwhile, according to an analysis on the reasons that some special video contents require more reference frames than others, three feature-based detectors are designed to detect those special contents. Moreover, an adaptive SAD criterion is set to guarantee that the prediction error is below a certain level. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm is effective in reducing the computational complexity of motion estimation in H.264/AVC with an acceptable coding efficiency loss.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th PCS Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationPicture Coding Symposium 2006, PCS2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event25th PCS: Picture Coding Symposium 2006, PCS2006 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2006 Apr 242006 Apr 26

Publication series

Name25th PCS Proceedings: Picture Coding Symposium 2006, PCS2006


Conference25th PCS: Picture Coding Symposium 2006, PCS2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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