H.264 Fast Inter-Mode Selection Based on Coded Block Patterns

Shih-Hsuan YANG  Bo-Yuan CHEN  Kuo-Hsin WANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E92-D   No.6   pp.1324-1327
Publication Date: 2009/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E92.D.1324
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Processing and Video Processing
Keyword: 
fast mode decision,  H.264,  motion estimation,  video coding,  

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Summary: 
A new H.264 fast inter-mode decision algorithm based on coded block patterns is presented. Compared to the exhaustive mode search, the proposed method achieves an average 57 % reduction in computation time with negligible degradation in visual quality. The speed and rate-distortion performance is comparable to known fast algorithms that involve more elaborate mechanisms.