Fast motion estimation and intermode selection for H.264

Byeong Doo Choi, Ju Hun Nam, Min Cheol Hwang, Sung Jea Ko

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H.264/AVC provides various useful features such as improved coding efficiency and error robustness. These features enable mobile devices to adopt H.264 standard to achieve effective video communications. However, the encoder complexity is greatly increased mainly due to motion estimation (ME) and mode decision. In this paper, we propose a new scheme to jointly optimize intermode selection and ME using the multiresolution analysis. Experimental results show that the proposed method is over 3 times faster than other existing methods while maintaining the coding efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Article number71643
JournalEurasip Journal on Applied Signal Processing
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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