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  1. ADAPTIVE INTERPOLATION FILTER FOR H.264/AVC MULTIMEDIA PROCESSING BhavanaPrabhakar Student Id: 1000790889 Department of Electrical Engineering

  2. H.264/Advanced Video Coding: Encoder block diagram H.264 [18]

  3. H.264/Advanced Video Coding: Decoder block diagram H.264 [18]

  4. What is Adaptive Interpolation Filter [AIF] ? = m times the sampling rate due to interpolation. Interpolation process of (a) the filter in H.264/AVC, (b) the non-separable AIF, and (c) the separable AIF  [16]

  5. Integer samples (shaded blocks with upper-case letters) and fractional sample positions (non-shaded blocks with lower-case letters). Example for filter size 6 x6. [16]

  6. 1. Adaptive interpolation filter, which is independently estimated for every image.The filter coefficients, which are used for the calculation of the half-pelpositions, are estimated iteratively using a numerical approach. The quarter-pel positions are calculated using a bilinear filter. [3] 2. 3-D filter- Combining two techniques[4] 2-D spatial filter Motion compensated interpolation filter (MCIF) The main disadvantage of MCIF is the sensitivity concerning displacement vector estimation errors. Thus, the maximal bit-rate savings could not be achieved in case of quarter-pelmotion accuracy. AIF proposed in [3,4]

  7. The method is nondeterministic in terms of time and requires a significantly higher encoder complexity, i.e., the highest gains cannot be guaranteed given a particular increase of encoder complexity due to its numerical approach. Besides aliasing, there are further distorting factors, which impair the efficiency of motion compensated prediction. Motion blur typically occurs in video sequences when the relative motion between the camera and the objects in the scene being captured is faster than the camera exposure time allows. Further distorting factors, caused by limited amplitude resolution of displacement vectors or by large quantization errors in the reference images, were analyzed in [3]. Disadvantages of The aif in [3.4]

  8. In order to guarantee a limited increase of encoder complexity compared to the standard H.264/AVC on the one hand and to reach the theoretical bound for the coding gain obtained by means of a 2-D filter on the other hand, a non-separable filter scheme is proposed. An individual filter shall be used for the interpolation of each fractional-pel position. For all fractional-pel positions, the filter coefficients are estimated minimizing the prediction error energy, i.e., the squared difference between the original and the predicted image signals. Steps to Overcome the disadvantages [16]


  10. Experimental results Evaluation of the HDTV sequence Raven in terms of PSNR prediction quality (top left), the displacement vectors per frame in quarter-pel resolution (bottom left) and two cut-outs (top right and bottom right) for the standard Wiener filter, symmetric adaptive interpolation filter and non-symmetric adaptive interpolation filter. [16]

  11. Rate-distortion curves for CIF sequences Foreman, Mobile, Concrete, and Waterfall.

  12. Rate-distortion curves for 720p sequences City, Raven, ShuttleStart, and for 1080p sequence Sunflower.

  13. Bit-rate savings in %, achieved by means of adaptive interpolation filter compared to h.264/avc for several Qcif, cif, and hdtv sequences.

  14. The non-separable adaptive interpolation filter: Analytically minimizes the energy of the prediction error (PE).Where is the 2-D filter coefficient for each fractional pel position. PE = Reduces the distorting effects, caused by aliasing, motion blur, motion estimation inaccuracies etc. Further improvements were achieved, when applying locally adaptive filter, which is adapted to local properties of the image. conclusion

  15. The following steps taken effectively reduced motion blur: first considering only displacement without blurring effects. Where = average displacement vector and the prediction signal ( ) expressed in frequency domain is given in eq.(1) (jΩ) = (jΩ) eq.(1) With the intention of compensating the blurring effects, the adaptive interpolation filter H(jΩ) for perfect motion compensated prediction has to satisfy the condition given in eq.(2) (jΩ) = (jΩ) . H(jΩ) eq.(2)

  16. AIF: Adaptive interpolation filter AVC: Advanced video coding BD – ROM: Blue ray disc – read only memory CABAC: Context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding CIF: Common intermediate format HD – DVD: High definition - digital video disc ITU: International telecommunication union KTA: Key technical area MCIF: Motion compensated interpolation filter MPEG: Moving picture experts group QCIF: Quarter common intermediate format. VCEG: Video coding experts group List of acronyms

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