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An Adaptive Video Coding Control Scheme for Real-Time MPEG Applications

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20032003:161846

Received: 27 February 2002

Published: 13 March 2003


This paper proposes a new rate control scheme to increase the coding efficiency for MPEG systems. Instead of using a static group of picture (GOP) structure, we present an adaptive GOP structure that uses more P- and B-frame coding, while the temporal correlation among the video frames maintains high. When there is a scene change, we immediately insert intramode coding to reduce the prediction error. Moreover, an enhanced prediction frame is used to improve the coding quality in the adaptive GOP. This rate control algorithm can both achieve better coding efficiency and solve the scene change problem. Even if the coding bit rate is over the predefined level, this coding scheme does not require re-encoding for real-time systems. Simulations demonstrate that our proposed algorithm can achieve better quality than TM5, and satisfactory reliability for detecting scene changes.


control strategyMPEGrate controlscene changetemporal correlation

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Computer and Communication Engineering, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


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