Prefiltering and Postfiltering Based on Global Motion Compensation for Improving Coding Efficiency in H.264 and HEVC Codecs

Ho Hyeong RYU
Kwang Yeon CHOI
Byung Cheol SONG

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E100-D    No.1    pp.160-165
Publication Date: 2017/01/01
Publicized: 2016/10/07
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2016EDP7273
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Image Processing and Video Processing
global motion,  rotation motion,  zoom motion,  CODEC,  temporal filter,  

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In this paper, we propose a filtering approach based on global motion estimation (GME) and global motion compensation (GMC) for pre- and postprocessing of video codecs. For preprocessing a video codec, group of pictures (GOP), which is a basic unit for GMC, and reference frames are first defined for an input video sequence. Next, GME and GMC are sequentially performed for every frame in each GOP. Finally, a block-based adaptive temporal filter is applied between the GMC frames before video encoding. For postprocessing a video codec at the decoder end, every decoded frame is inversely motion-compensated using the transmitted global motion information. The holes generated during inverse motion compensation can be filled with the reference frames. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm provides higher Bjontegaard-delta peak signal-to-noise ratios (BD-PSNRs) of 0.63 and 0.57 dB on an average compared with conventional H.264 and HEVC platforms, respectively.

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