Hybrid strategies for efficient intra prediction in spatial SHVC

Date

2022-11-28

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ISSN

1557-9611

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Publisher

IEEE

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

With multi-layer encoding and Inter-layer prediction, Spatial Scalable High Efficiency Video Coding (SSHVC) has extremely high coding complexity. It is very crucial to speed up its coding to promote widespread and cost-effective SSHVC applications. Specifically, we first reveal that the average RD cost of Inter-layer Reference (ILR) mode is different from that of Intra mode, but they both follow the Gaussian distribution. Based on this discovery, we apply the classic Gaussian Mixture Model and Expectation Maximization to determine whether ILR mode is the best mode thus skipping Intra mode. Second, when coding units (CUs) in enhancement layer use Intra mode, it indicates very simple texture is presented. We investigate their Directional Mode (DM) distribution, and divide all DMs into three classes, and then develop different methods with respect to classes to progressively predict the best DMs. Third, by jointly considering rate distortion costs, residual coefficients and neighboring CUs, we propose to employ the Conditional Random Fields model to early terminate depth selection. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm can significantly improve coding speed with negligible coding efficiency losses.

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Keywords

SHVC, coding depth, ILR mode, intra mode, directional mode

Citation

Wang, D., Sun, Y., Lu, X., Li, W., Li, W., Lele, X. and Zhu, C. (2022) Hybrid strategies for efficient intra prediction in spatial SHVC. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting,

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Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)