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On-line improvements of the rate-distortion performance in MPEG-2 rate control

Grecos, Christos and Jiang, Jianmin (2003) On-line improvements of the rate-distortion performance in MPEG-2 rate control. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 13 (6). pp. 519-528. ISSN 1558-2205

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Existing rate-control research can be summarized into two approaches. One attempts to optimize the rate-distortion (R-D) characteristics of the input source before any decisions about the quantizer step-size assignment are made. As such, rate-control schemes out of this approach incur iterative procedures, high computational cost and encoding delays. The other approach is highlighted by direct buffer-state feedback techniques in predicting the R-D characteristics based on either probabilistic models or on historic information. Both approaches trade suboptimality in the prediction of R-D characteristics for reduced computational cost and delay. We combine the simplicity of the predictive models with the high-complexity R-D approaches to design effective rate-control algorithms to exploit the advantages of both approaches: low encoding delay and low complexity, yet optimized estimation of the R-D statistics. Extensive experiments show that improvements over the MPEG-2 scheme with gains of 0.5-1 dB per frame are achieved by the proposed schemes for a variety of test sequences when the same target bit rates are maintained.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2019 18:11
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 18:11

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