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Block merging for quadtree-based partitioning in HEVC

 
: Bross, B.; Oudin, S.; Helle, P.; Marpe, D.; Wiegand, T.

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Tescher, A.G. ; Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers -SPIE-, Bellingham/Wash.:
Applications of digital image processing XXXV : 13 - 16 August 2012, San Diego, California, United States
Bellingham, WA: SPIE, 2012 (Proceedings of SPIE 8499)
ISBN: 978-0-8194-9216-6
Paper 84990R
Conference "Applications of Digital Image Processing" <35, 2012, San Diego/Calif.>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer HHI ()

Abstract
With the prospective High Effciency Video Coding (HEVC) standard as jointly developed by ITU-T VCEG and ISO/IEC MPEG, a new step in video compression capability is achieved. Technically, HEVC is a hybrid video-coding approach using quadtree-based block partitioning together with motion-compensated prediction. Even though a high degree of adaptability is achieved by quadtree-based block partitioning, this approach is intrinsically tied to certain drawbacks which may result in redundant sets of motion parameters to be transmitted. In order to remove those redundancies, a block-merging algorithm for HEVC is proposed. This algorithm generates a single motion-parameter set for a whole region of contiguous motion-compensated blocks. Simulation results show that the proposed merging technique works more effciently than a conceptually similar direct mode.

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