Full Text:   <1648>

CLC number: TN919.8

On-line Access: 

Received: 2006-03-15

Revision Accepted: 2006-07-10

Crosschecked: 0000-00-00

Cited: 0

Clicked: 3072

Citations:  Bibtex RefMan EndNote GB/T7714

-   Go to

Article info.
1. Reference List
Open peer comments

Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.12 P.2057~2062

10.1631/jzus.2006.A2057


An adaptive preprocessing algorithm for low bitrate video coding


Author(s):  LI Mao-quan, XU Zheng-quan

Affiliation(s):  School of Electronic Information, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   limaoquan@263.net

Key Words:  Blocking artifact, Quantization parameter, Video preprocessing, Bilateral filtering


LI Mao-quan, XU Zheng-quan. An adaptive preprocessing algorithm for low bitrate video coding[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(12): 2057~2062.

@article{title="An adaptive preprocessing algorithm for low bitrate video coding",
author="LI Mao-quan, XU Zheng-quan",
journal="Journal of Zhejiang University Science A",
volume="7",
number="12",
pages="2057~2062",
year="2006",
publisher="Zhejiang University Press & Springer",
doi="10.1631/jzus.2006.A2057"
}

%0 Journal Article
%T An adaptive preprocessing algorithm for low bitrate video coding
%A LI Mao-quan
%A XU Zheng-quan
%J Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A
%V 7
%N 12
%P 2057~2062
%@ 1673-565X
%D 2006
%I Zhejiang University Press & Springer
%DOI 10.1631/jzus.2006.A2057

TY - JOUR
T1 - An adaptive preprocessing algorithm for low bitrate video coding
A1 - LI Mao-quan
A1 - XU Zheng-quan
J0 - Journal of Zhejiang University Science A
VL - 7
IS - 12
SP - 2057
EP - 2062
%@ 1673-565X
Y1 - 2006
PB - Zhejiang University Press & Springer
ER -
DOI - 10.1631/jzus.2006.A2057


Abstract: 
At low bitrate, all block discrete cosine transform (BDCT) based video coding algorithms suffer from visible blocking and ringing artifacts in the reconstructed images because the quantization is too coarse and high frequency DCT coefficients are inclined to be quantized to zeros. Preprocessing algorithms can enhance coding efficiency and thus reduce the likelihood of blocking artifacts and ringing artifacts generated in the video coding process by applying a low-pass filter before video encoding to remove some relatively insignificant high frequent components. In this paper, we introduce a new adaptive preprocessing algorithm, which employs an improved bilateral filter to provide adaptive edge-preserving low-pass filtering which is adjusted according to the quantization parameters. Whether at low or high bit rate, the preprocessing can provide proper filtering to make the video encoder more efficient and have better reconstructed image quality. Experimental results demonstrate that our proposed preprocessing algorithm can significantly improve both subjective and objective quality.

Darkslateblue:Affiliate; Royal Blue:Author; Turquoise:Article

Reference

[1] Chen, T., Wu, H.R., Qiu, B., 2001. Adaptive postfiltering of transform coefficients for the reduction of blocking artifacts. IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 11(5):594-602.

[2] Huang, S.J., 1997. Adaptive Noise Reduction and Image Sharpening for Digital Video Compression. Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Computational Cybernetics Simulation, 4:3142-3147.

[3] ITU-T, 1998. Video Coding for Low Bitrate Communication. ITU-T Recommendation H.263, Version 2.

[4] Kimata, H., Yashima, Y., Kobayashi, N., 2001. Edge Preserving Pre-post Filtering for Low Bitrate Video Coding. Proc. of IEEE ICIP 2001, Thessaloniki, Greece, 3:554-557.

[5] Pham, T.Q., van Vliet, L.J., 2005. Separable Bilateral Filtering for Fast Video Preprocessing. Proc. of IEEE ICME 2005, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, p.454-457.

[6] Richardson, I.E.G., 2002. Video Codec Design. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., p.136-137.

[7] Shen, K., 1999. Video Preprocessing Techniques for Real-time Video Compression-noise Level Estimation Techniques. Proc. of IEEE Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2:778-781.

[8] Tomasi, C., Manduchi, R., 1998. Bilateral Filtering for Gray and Color Images. Sixth International Conference on Computer Vision, p.839-846.

[9] Webb, J.L.H., 1996. Postprocessing to Reduce Blocking Artifacts for Low Bit-rate Video Coding Using Chrominance Information. Proc. of IEEE ICIP 1996, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2:9-12.

[10] Yang, X.K., Yao, S.S., Lim, K.P., Lin, X., Rahardja, S., Pan, F., 2005. An Adaptive Edge-preserving Artifacts Removal Filter for Video Post-processing. Proc. of IEEE Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 5:4939-4942.

Open peer comments: Debate/Discuss/Question/Opinion

<1>

Please provide your name, email address and a comment





Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
Tel: +86-571-87952783; E-mail: cjzhang@zju.edu.cn
Copyright © 2000 - Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE