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Efficient MV Prediction for Zonal Search In Video Transcoding

Marcelino, S. Marcelino ; Faria, S.M.M. ; Assunção, P.A. ; Moiron, S. ; Ghanbari, M.

Efficient MV Prediction for Zonal Search In Video Transcoding, Proc International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing , Saint-Malo, France, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, October, 2010.

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Abstract
This paper proposes a method to efficiently find motion vector predictions for zonal search motion re-estimation in fast video transcoders. The motion information extracted from the incoming video stream is processed to generate accurate motion vector predictions for transcoding with reduced complexity. Our results demonstrate that motion vector predictions computed by the proposed method outperform those generated by the highly efficient EPZS (Enhanced Predictive Zonal Search) algorithm in H.264/AVC transcoders. The computational complexity is reduced up to 59.6% at negligible cost in R-D performance. The proposed method can be useful in multimedia systems and applications using any type of transcoder, such as transrating and/or spatial resolution downsizing.