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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.100 P.101~105


Improved fast intra prediction algorithm of H.264/AVC

Author(s):  Liu Qiong, Hu Rui-Min, Zhu Li, Zhang Xin-Chen, Han Zhen

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

Corresponding email(s):   liuq_whu@163.com

Key Words:  H.264, AVC, Intra prediction, Video coding

Liu Qiong, Hu Rui-Min, Zhu Li, Zhang Xin-Chen, Han Zhen. Improved fast intra prediction algorithm of H.264/AVC[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(100): 101~105.

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With advanced prediction modes of intra prediction, intra coding of h.264/AVC offers significant coding gains compared with previous video coding standards. It uses an important tool called Lagrangian rate-distortion optimization (RDO) technique to decide the best coding mode for a block, but the computational burden is extremely high. In this paper, we proposed an improved fast intra prediction algorithm including block type selection and mode decision algorithm based on analysis of edge feature of a block. Our algorithm filters out unlikely block type and candidate modes to reduce the RDO calculations. Experimental results showed that the proposed algorithm can reduce the computation complexity of intra prediction from 52.90% to 56.31%, with 0.04 dB PSNR degradation and 2% increase of bit rate.

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