Fast mode decision for multiview video coding

Liquan Shen, Tao Yan, Zhi Liu, Zhaoyang Zhang, Ping An, Lei Yang

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In the draft of multi-view coding (MVC), variable size motion estimation and disparity estimation are employed to select the best coding mode for each macroblock. These techniques achieve the highest possible coding efficiency, but they result in extremely large computation complexity which obstructs MVC from practical application. This paper proposes a fast mode size decision algorithm for MVC in inter-frame coding. It makes use of the mode distribution correlation between neighbor views to deduct the executions of unnecessary modes. Experimental results show that the proposed fast mode decision algorithm reduces the computational complexity significantly with negligible coding efficiency. ©2009 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2009 - Proceedings
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2009 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 7 Nov 200912 Nov 2009


Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2009
Abbreviated titleICIP 2009


  • Disparity estimation
  • Image processing
  • Mode decision
  • Motion estimation
  • Video coding


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