Bit allocation for spatial scalability in H.264/SVC

Jiaying Liu, Yongjin Cho, Zongming Guo, C.-C. Jay Kuo
2008 2008 IEEE 10th Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing  
We propose a model-based spatial layer bit allocation algorithm for H.264/SVC in this work. The spatial scalability of H.264/SVC is achieved by a multi-layer approach, where an enhancement layer is bound by the dependency on its preceding layers. The inter-layer dependency is decoupled in our analysis by a careful examination of the signal flow in the H.264/SVC encoder. We show that the rate and the distortion (R-D) characteristics of a dependent layer can be represented by a number of
more » ... nt functions with a group of pictures (GOP) as a basic coding unit. Finally, a low complexity spatial layer bit allocation scheme is developed using the proposed GOP-based R-D models. It is shown by experimental results that our proposed bit allocation algorithm can achieve the coding performance close to the optimal R-D performance of full search and is significantly improved from current reference software JSVM.
doi:10.1109/mmsp.2008.4665089 dblp:conf/mmsp/LiuCGK08 fatcat:srvv3aglnze2zklld3gbjzpqk4