AN ADAPTIVE COMPUTATION-AWARE ALGORITHM FOR MULTI-FRAME VARIABLE BLOCK-SIZE MOTION ESTIMATION IN H.264/AVC

Mariusz Jakubowski, Grzegorz Pastuszak

Abstract

Block-matching motion estimation (BME) is the most computationally expensive process in every video codec. The algorithm proposed in this paper takes into account almost all key elements of BME including integer-pixel ME (IPME), sub-pixel ME (SPME), variable block-size ME (VBSME) and multiple reference frame ME (MRFME). The algorithm is developed by adding MRFME method to the multi-path adaptive computation-aware ME strategy (MPS) introduced in our previous papers. The algorithm implemented in the H.264/AVC reference software achieves comparable results as the fast full search (FFS) method within less than 3% of execution time required by FFS.

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Jakubowski M. and Pastuszak G. (2009). AN ADAPTIVE COMPUTATION-AWARE ALGORITHM FOR MULTI-FRAME VARIABLE BLOCK-SIZE MOTION ESTIMATION IN H.264/AVC . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2009) ISBN 978-989-674-007-8, pages 122-125. DOI: 10.5220/0002231401220125


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sigmap09,
author={Mariusz Jakubowski and Grzegorz Pastuszak},
title={AN ADAPTIVE COMPUTATION-AWARE ALGORITHM FOR MULTI-FRAME VARIABLE BLOCK-SIZE MOTION ESTIMATION IN H.264/AVC},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={122-125},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002231401220125},
isbn={978-989-674-007-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2009)
TI - AN ADAPTIVE COMPUTATION-AWARE ALGORITHM FOR MULTI-FRAME VARIABLE BLOCK-SIZE MOTION ESTIMATION IN H.264/AVC
SN - 978-989-674-007-8
AU - Jakubowski M.
AU - Pastuszak G.
PY - 2009
SP - 122
EP - 125
DO - 10.5220/0002231401220125