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Chris J. Bleakley
Yuri Ivanov



computational complexity h 264 avc cost function statistical analysis sum of absolute differences sad skip mode mode decision skip prediction algorithms

Skip Prediction and Early Termination for Fast Mode Decision in H.264/AVC (2006)

Abstract This paper proposes a fast mode decision algorithm for H.264/AVC based on skip prediction and early termination techniques. The skip decision is based on a partially computed Sum of Absolute Differences metric combined with utilization of the Lagrangian Rate- Distortion cost function from the previous frame. A statistical analysis of the spatio-temporal characteristics of the Rate Distortion cost function and SAD metric for skip decisions is provided. Experimental results show that the new algorithm outperforms existing ones in performance providing a 55% reduction in total computational complexity, a slight reduction in bit rate and negligible impact on visual quality.
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