A Novel Fast Mode Decision Algorithm for H.264/AVC Using Particle Swarm Optimization

Jia-Ching WANG  Yu-Huan SUNG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E96-A   No.11   pp.2154-2160
Publication Date: 2013/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E96.A.2154
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Smart Multimedia & Communication Systems)
Category: Image Processing
PSO,  particle swarm optimization,  H.264/AVC,  mode decision,  video coding,  

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Video coding plays an important role in human life especially in communications. H.264/AVC is a prominent video coding standard that has been used in a variety of applications due to its high efficiency comes from several new coding techniques. However, the extremely high encoding complexity hinders itself from real-time applications. This paper presents a new encoding algorithm that makes use of particle swarm optimization (PSO) to train discriminant functions for classification based fast mode decision. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can successfully reduce encoding time at the expense of negligible quality degradation and bitrate increases.