Adaptive rate-distortion prediction for multiple reference selection and inter-mode decision

Tiesong ZHAO, Yun ZHANG, Sam KWONG, Hanli WANG, Qian CHEN

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To minimize Rate-Distortion (RD) cost in video coding, RD Optimization (RDO) technique is adopted, which also brings increasingly computational complexity in Motion Estimation (ME), multiple reference selection and mode decision. In this paper, a Gaussian model based adaptive RD cost prediction method is developed to jointly speed up multiple reference selection and inter-mode decision. Besides the ability of achieving good coding efficiency with much reduced computational power, our method is also with two major advantages. First, it can achieve robust performance, including computational complexity reduction and almost intact video quality, with a wide range of video sequences resolutions and even for various scene changes; second, it could be either individually used or combined with the other efficient mode decision algorithms, and in both cases, our method could achieve remarkable performance, which is revealed by exhaustive experimental results. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Information Processing, PCM 2012: 13th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, Singapore, December 4-6, 2012, Proceedings
EditorsWeisi LIN, Dong XU, Anthony HO, Jianxin WU, Ying HE, Jianfei CAI, Mohan KANKANHALLI, Ming-Ting SUN
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783642347788
ISBN (Print)9783642347771
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia - , Singapore
Duration: 4 Dec 20126 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia
Abbreviated titlePCM 2012

Bibliographical note

This work was supported in part by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council General Research Fund, under Project 9041495 (CityU 115109) and City University of Hong Kong Grant 9610025, the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61070147/61102088, Basic Research Program of Shenzhen (JC2010052703), and the Program for Professor of Special Appointment (Eastern Scholar) at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning, the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of China under Grant NCET-10-0634, the Shanghai Pujiang Program under Grant 11PJ1409400, the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61102059, the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities under Grant 0800219158.


  • early termination
  • Rate-Distortion estimation
  • video coding


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