10 April 2018 An efficient CU partition algorithm for HEVC based on improved Sobel operator
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Proceedings Volume 10615, Ninth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2017); 1061544 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2302920
Event: Ninth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing, 2017, Qingdao, China
Abstract
As the latest video coding standard, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) achieves over 50% bit rate reduction with similar video quality compared with previous standards H.264/AVC. However, the higher compression efficiency is attained at the cost of significantly increasing computational load. In order to reduce the complexity, this paper proposes a fast coding unit (CU) partition technique to speed up the process. To detect the edge features of each CU, a more accurate improved Sobel filtering is developed and performed By analyzing the textural features of CU, an early CU splitting termination is proposed to decide whether a CU should be decomposed into four lower-dimensions CUs or not. Compared with the reference software HM16.7, experimental results indicate the proposed algorithm can lessen the encoding time up to 44.09% on average, with a negligible bit rate increase of 0.24%, and quality losses lower 0.03 dB, respectively. In addition, the proposed algorithm gets a better trade-off between complexity and rate-distortion among the other proposed works.
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Xuebin Sun, Xiaodong Chen, Yong Xu, Gang Sun, Yunsheng Yang, "An efficient CU partition algorithm for HEVC based on improved Sobel operator", Proc. SPIE 10615, Ninth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2017), 1061544 (10 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2302920; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2302920
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