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Improved Intra-coding Methods for H.264/AVC

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20092009:328958

Received: 2 June 2008

Accepted: 1 February 2009

Published: 19 February 2009


The H.264/AVC design adopts a multidirectional spatial prediction model to reduce spatial redundancy, where neighboring pixels are used as a prediction for the samples in a data block to be encoded. In this paper, a recursive prediction scheme and an enhanced (block-matching algorithm BMA) prediction scheme are designed and integrated into the state-of-the-art H.264/AVC framework to provide a new intra coding model. Extensive experiments demonstrate that the coding efficiency can be on average increased by 0.27 dB with comparison to the performance of the conventional H.264 coding model.

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Authors’ Affiliations

The Institute of Image Communication and Information Processing, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
División de Ciencias Básicas e Ingenieria, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, México, Mexico


© Li Song et al. 2009

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