A method for choosing reference images based on edge detection for video compression

Mohammed Benabdellah, Fakhita Regragui, Mourad Gharbi, El Bouyakhf
2005 Georgian Electronic Scientific Journal: Computer Science and Telecommunications   unpublished
In this work, we propose carrying out tests on the encoding sequence of a video sequence to improve data flow and average PSNR. We experiment with the choice of reference images, in the process of video compression, by using only the intra and predicted images extracted from sequences. For each intra and predicted image, we perform edge detection. Each image of the sequence is compared with the other images by subtracting corresponding edges. The choice of the reference image is based on the
more » ... ult of subtraction. We adopt the criterion of minimum pixels if the resulting images present only points and the criterion of minimum distance between the lines if they present parallel lines and possibly points. Testing this approach on News and Kiss cool video sequences revealed an improvement in data flow and average PSNR as compared to the original encoding and choosing reference images based on the mean square error.