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Otimização Taxa-Distorção para Quadros-B no Padrão H.264/AVC

Silva, E. ; Dutra, A. D. ; Rodrigues, Nuno M. M. ; Faria, S.M.M. ; Silva, V.

Otimização Taxa-Distorção para Quadros-B no Padrão H.264/AVC, Proc Simpósio Brasileiro de Telecomunicações SBrT, Blumenau, Brazil, Vol. , pp. -, September, 2009.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.14209/sbrt.2009.57961

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The state-of-the-art H.264/AVC video codec, recently
adopted as part of the Brazilian Digital TV System, presents a
much improved performance when compared to its predecessors
(e.g. MPEG-2), due in large part to the combined and intensive
use of several coding techniques, such as motion estimation/
compensation, bi-directional prediction etc, albeit at a much
larger computational complexity. In this article, we propose the
inclusion of an additional, standard compliant, mode, in the ratedistortion
optimization loop for the encoding of B-frames. This
mode will allow the encoder to selectively discard transform
coefficients of the prediction residue whenever the associated
D + ¸R cost is smaller than all the other tested modes (e.g.
list0 prediction). Several encoding tests, performed on standard
video sequences, are presented that confirm the potential of the
proposed method.