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Overview of Inter-Component Coding in 3D-HEVC (3D-HEVC를 위한 인터-컴포넌트 부호화 방법)

  • Park, Min Woo;Lee, Jin Young;Kim, Chanyul
    • Journal of Broadcast Engineering
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    • v.20 no.4
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    • pp.545-556
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    • 2015
  • A HEVC-compatible 3D video coding method (3D-HEVC) has been recently developed as an extension of the high efficiency video coding (HEVC) standard. In order to efficiently deal with the multi-view video plus depth (MVD) format, 3D-HEVC exploits an inter-component prediction which allows the prediction between texture and depth map images in addition to a temporal prediction used in the conventional single layer video coding such as H.264/AVC and HEVC. The performance of the inter-component prediction is normally affected by the accuracy of the disparity vector, and thus it is important to have an accurate disparity vector used for the inter-component prediction. This paper, therefore, introduces a disparity derivation method and inter-component algorithms using the disparity vector for the efficient 3D video coding. Simulation results show that the 3D-HEVC provides higher coding performance compared with the simulcast approach using HEVC and the simple multi-view extension (MH-HEVC).

Reusable HEVC Design in 3D-HEVC

  • Heo, Young Su;Bang, Gun;Park, Gwang Hoon
    • ETRI Journal
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    • v.38 no.5
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    • pp.818-828
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    • 2016
  • This paper proposes a reusable design for the merging process used in three-dimensional High Efficiency Video Coding (3D-HEVC), which can significantly reduce the implementation complexity by eliminating duplicated module redundancies. The majority of inter-prediction coding tools used in 3D-HEVC are utilized through a merge mode, whose extended merging process is based on built-in integration to completely wrap around the HEVC merging process. Consequently, the implementation complexity is unavoidably very high. To facilitate easy market implementation, the design of a legacy codec should be reused in an extended codec if possible. The proposed 3D-HEVC merging process is divided into the base merging process of reusing HEVC modules and reprocessing process of refining the existing processes that have been newly introduced or modified for 3D-HEVC. To create a reusable design, the causal and mutual dependencies between the newly added modules for 3D-HEVC and the reused HEVC modules are eliminated, and the ineffective methods are simplified. In an application of the proposed reusable design, the duplicated reimplementation of HEVC modules, which account for 50.7% of the 3D-HEVC merging process, can be eliminated while maintaining the same coding efficiency. The proposed method has been adopted as a normative coding tool in the 3D-HEVC international standard.

An Analysis of Memory Access Complexity for HEVC Decoder (HEVC 복호화기의 메모리 접근 복잡도 분석)

  • Jo, Song Hyun;Kim, Youngnam;Song, Yong Ho
    • Journal of the Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers
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    • v.51 no.5
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    • pp.114-124
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    • 2014
  • HEVC is a state-of-the-art video coding standard developed by JCT-VC. HEVC provides about 2 times higher subjective coding efficiency than H.264/AVC. One of the main goal of HEVC development is to efficiently coding UHD resolution video so that HEVC is expected to be widely used for coding UHD resolution video. Decoding such high resolution video generates a large number of memory accesses, so a decoding system needs high-bandwidth for memory system and/or internal communication architecture. In order to determine such requirements, this paper presents an analysis of the memory access complexity for HEVC decoder. we first estimate the amount of memory access performed by software HEVC decoder on an embedded system and a desktop computer. Then, we present the memory bandwidth models for HEVC decoder by analyzing the data flow of HEVC decoding tools. Experimental results show the software decoder produce 6.9-40.5 GB/s of DRAM accesses. also, the analysis reveals the hardware decoder requires 2.4 GB/s of DRAM bandwidth.

Efficient Transform Coefficient Coding for the HEVC Intra Frame Coder (HEVC 화면내 부호기를 위한 효율적인 변환 계수 부호화 방법)

  • Choi, Jung A;Ho, Yo Sung
    • Smart Media Journal
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    • v.1 no.2
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    • pp.6-11
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    • 2012
  • In the HEVC standard, transform coefficient coding that affects the output bitstream directly is a core part of the encoder and it includes coefficient scanning and entropy coding. Recently, JCT-VC(Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding) advances to HEVC Committee Draft (CD). In this paper, we explain HEVC transform coefficient coding and propose an efficient transform coefficient coding method considering statistics of transform coefficients in the intra frame coder. The proposed method reduces BD-Rate by up to 0.74%, compared to the conventional HEVC transform coefficient coding.

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Statistical Characteristics and Complexity Analysis of HEVC Encoder Software (HEVC 부호화기 소프트웨어의 통계적 특성 및 복잡도 분석)

  • Ahn, Yongjo;Hwang, Taejin;Yoo, Sungeun;Han, Woo-Jin;Sim, Donggyu
    • Journal of Broadcast Engineering
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    • v.17 no.6
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    • pp.1091-1105
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    • 2012
  • In this paper, we analyzed statistical characteristics and complexity of HEVC encoder as a leading research of acceleration, optimization and parallelization. Computational complexity of the HEVC encoder is approximately twice the compression performance compared to H.264/AVC. But, the increase of encoder complexity remains a problem to be solved in the future. Before performing the research on acceleration, optimization and parallelization to reduce high complexity of HEVC encoder, we measure the complexity each module for HEVC encoder using it's reference software HM 7.1. We also measured the predicted complexity of fast HEVC encoder software, used in real applications, using HM 7.1 applying fast encoding method. The complexity is measured in terms of the operating cycle of the encoder software under the common test sequences and conditions in the Windows PC environment. In addition, we analyze statistical characteristics of HEVC encoder software according to encoding structures and limitation using coded bitstreams.

Video Coding Algorithm Based on High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and Hybrid Transforms

  • Wang, Chengyou;Shan, Rongyang;Zhou, Xiao
    • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (TIIS)
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    • v.12 no.9
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    • pp.4448-4466
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    • 2018
  • In recent years, due to its high efficiency and better performance, the high efficiency video coding (HEVC) has become the most common compression standard in the field of video coding. In this paper, the framework of HEVC is deeply analyzed, and an improved HEVC video coding algorithm based on all phase biorthogonal transform (APBT) is proposed, where APBT is utilized to replace the discrete cosine transform (DCT) and discrete sine transform (DST) in original HEVC standard. Based on the relationship between APBT and DCT, the integer APBT is deduced. To further improve the coding performance, an optimal HEVC video coding algorithm based on hybrid APBT is proposed. The coding performance of the proposed HEVC coding algorithm is improved without increasing the complexity. Experimental results show that compared with HEVC standard algorithm, the improved HEVC video coding algorithm based on hybrid APBT can improve the coding performance of chrominance components by about 0.3%.

A Design for Extension Codec based on Legacy Codec (레거시 코덱 기반 확장 코덱 설계)

  • Young, Su Heo;Bang, Gun;Park, Gwang Hoon
    • Journal of Broadcast Engineering
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    • v.20 no.4
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    • pp.509-520
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    • 2015
  • A design for the merge mode of three dimensional High Efficiency Video Coding (3D-HEVC) is proposed in this paper. The proposed design can reduce the implementation complexity by removing the duplicated modules of the HEVC. For the extension codec, the implementation complexity is as crucial as coding efficiency, meaning if possible, extension codec needs to be easily implemented through by reusing the design of the legacy codec as-is. However, the existing merging process of 3D-HEVC had been built-in integrated in the inside of the HEVC merging process. Thus the duplicated merging process of HEVC had to be fully re-implemented in the 3D-HEVC. Consequently the implementation complexity of the extension codec was very high. The proposed 3D-HEVC merge mode is divided into following two stages; the process to reuse the HEVC modules without any modification; and the reprocessing process for newly added and modified merging modules in 3D-HEVC. By applying the proposed method, the re-implemented HEVC modules, which accounted for 51.4% of 3D-HEVC merge mode confirmed through the operational analysis of algorithm, can be eliminated, while maintaining the same coding efficiency and computational complexity.

Coding Efficiency Comparison between Next Generation Video Codecs: HEVC vs VP9 (차세대 동영상 코덱 압축 효율 비교: HEVC vs VP9)

  • Kim, Il-Koo
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society of Broadcast Engineers Conference
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    • pp.176-179
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    • 2013
  • 본 논문에서는 JCT-VC 에서 2013 년 1 월에 표준화가 완료된 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)과 구글에서 2013 년 6 월에 개발 완료 예정인 VP9 의 압축 효율 비교를 수행한다. HEVC 는 UHD 등 고화질 방송 등에 대응하도록 디자인 되었으며, VP9 은 유튜브 (YouTube) 등과 같은 인터넷 비디오 스트리밍에 적합하도록 디자인되었다. VP9 의 경우 HEVC 와는 달리 로열티 프리 (royalty-free)를 지향하며 오픈소스 (open source) 방식으로 개발이 진행되고 있다. 본 논문에서는 HEVC 와 VP9 의 디자인 차별점을 소개하고, 랜덤 액세스 환경(Random Access, RA)과 저지연 환경 (Low Delay, LD)에서 HEVC 와 VP9 의 압축 효율을 비교한다. 실험 결과에 따르면, 방송 및 패키지 미디어 등에서 많이 사용될 랜덤 액세스 환경에서는 VP9 이 HEVC 대비 32.7% 열세를 보인다. 비디오 컨퍼런스등과 같은 저지연 환경에서는 VP9 이 HEVC 대비 26.7% 열세를 보인다. VP9 의 경우 개발이 완료된 것이 아니므로, 향후 압축 효율의 향상이 있을 것으로 기대된다.

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High-Speed Intra Prediction VLSI Implementation for HEVC (HEVC 용 고속 인트라 예측 VLSI 구현)

  • Jo, Hyeonsu;Hong, Youpyo;Jang, Hanbeyoul
    • The Journal of Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences
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    • v.41 no.11
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    • pp.1502-1506
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    • 2016
  • HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) is a recently proposed video compression standard that has a two times greater coding efficiency than previous video compression standards. The key factors of high compression performance and increasement of computational complexity are the various types of block partitions and modes of intra prediction in HEVC. This paper presents an intra prediction hardware architecture for HEVC utilizing pipelining and interleaving techniques to increase the efficiency and performance while reducing the requirement for hardware resources.

Improved BVP Candidate Selection Algorithm for HEVC Screen Content Coding (HEVC기반 스크린 콘텐츠 코딩을 위한 개선된 BVP 후보 선정 방법)

  • Kim, Yu-Seon;Lee, Si-Woong
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.17 no.5
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    • pp.1-7
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    • 2017
  • Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) of ISO/IEC MPEG and ITU-T developed the HEVC Screen Content Coding (HEVC SCC) standard as the HEVC extension for the screen content video coding. The Intra Block Copy (IBC) is the most effective tool adopted in HEVC SCC and predicts current block from already reconstructed neighboring blocks in the same picture. To reduce the amount of data in BV (Block Vector) to be transmitted, a BV predictor (BVP) is used to generate the BV differences in the IBC BV coding. In this paper, we analyze the current BV prediction process using HEVC reference software SCM-2.0 and SCM-4.0. Based on the analysis results, we propose an improved BVP candidate selection algorithm by adding a search process for adjacent BVs in addition to the existing spatial BVP candidates. Experimental results show that the BD-rate reduction of our proposed improvements ranges from 0.2% to 1%.