Avoiding unnecessary frame memory access and multi-frame motion estimation computation in H.264/AVC

Wei Cheng Lin, Chung Ho Chen

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Abstract

H.264/AVC video compression standard uses multiple reference frame motion estimation (MRF-ME) to enhance the coding performance. The required frame memory accesses and the computational cost of the MRF-ME, however, are very high. This paper proposes an approach which exploits the characteristic of a constant luminance macroblock (L-MB) to avoid unnecessary frame memory accesses and MRF-ME computation. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme can reduce about 43% of the frame memory accesses and 33% of the MRF-ME computation for low motion video sequences without any PSNR degradation and bit-rate increase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008
Pages632-635
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 19
Event2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2008 May 182008 May 21

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period08-05-1808-05-21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lin, W. C., & Chen, C. H. (2008). Avoiding unnecessary frame memory access and multi-frame motion estimation computation in H.264/AVC. In 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008 (pp. 632-635). [4541497] (Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2008.4541497