Fast Intra Mode Decision using Transform Coefficients

변환 계수를 이용한 고속 인트라모드 결정법

  • 황규영 (성균관대학교 정보통신공학부) ;
  • 박종빈 (성균관대학교 정보통신공학부) ;
  • 전병우 (성균관대학교 정보통신공학부)
  • Published : 2006.08.01


In the H.264/AVC standard, intra prediction increases the coding efficiency of intra macroblocks and by applying rate-distortion optimization to each macroblock, it is possible to choose Inter or Intra encoding adaptively. This sort of encoding scheme, however, increases encoding complexity dramatically and causes troubles in practical applications of the real-time mobile environment. In order to decrease the complexity, variety of methods is proposed but most of those take only its current block into consideration for selecting candidate modes which naturally causes degradation in PSNR (Peak Signal to Noise Ratio). The proposed fast intra mode decision finds the candidate modes by analyzing transformed coefficients of neighboring blocks stored in the buffer at the encoder stage of input sequences. We verify this proposed scheme in complexity, PSNR and bit-rate.