A rate-distortion optimal video pre-processing algorithm

P. V. Karunaratne*, C. A. Segall, A. K. Katsaggelos

*Corresponding author for this work

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Pre-processing algorithms improve the quality of a compression system by removing unimportant data before encoding. This enhances both the visual quality and coding efficiency of the system. In this paper, we cast the pre-processing problem in the operational rate-distortion framework. Filtering the displaced frame difference is the focus, and the proposed method couples the choice of the quantization scale to the response of the prefilter. Coding errors are then addressed by penalizing significant differences between coded blocks. Finally, experimental results illustrate the efficacy of the method within the context of an MPEG-2 coding scenario.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2001
EventIEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2001 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Oct 7 2001Oct 10 2001


OtherIEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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