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Improved H.264 rate control by enhanced MAD-based frame complexity prediction

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Improved H.264 rate control by enhanced MAD-based frame complexity prediction
This paper presents a revised rate control scheme based on an improved frame complexity measure. Rate control adopted by both MPEG-4 VM18 and H.264/AVC use a quadratic rate-distortion (R-D) model that determines quantization parameters (QPs). Classical quadratic R-D model is suitable for MPEG-4 but it performs poorly for H.264/AVC because one of the important parameters, mean absolute difference (MAD), is predicted through a linear model, whereas the MAD used in MPEG-4 VM18 is the actual MAD. Inaccurately predicted MAD results in wrong QP and consequently degrades rate distortion optimization (RDO) performance in H.264. To overcome the limitation of the existing rate control schemes, we introduce an enhanced linear model for predicting MAD, utilizing some knowledge of current frame complexity. Moreover, we propose a more accurate frame complexity measure, namely, normalized MAD, to replace the current use of MAD parameter. Normalized MAD has a stronger correlation with optimally alloc...
Xiaoquan Yi, Nam Ling
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where JVCIR
Authors Xiaoquan Yi, Nam Ling
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