CNN based post-processing to improve HEVC

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a frame-based dynamic metadata post-processing scheme in HEVC. Video sequence is classified into different categories contains complexity of video content and quality indicator for each frame, an up-to-one byte flag embedded in the bitstream is transferred as side information. Meanwhile dynamic metadata contains classification information indicates the offline training of separate network models. Specifically, we adopt a 20-layers CNN (Con-volutional Neural networks) model to extract more meaningful information from the reconstructed error and improve the filtering performance. Experimental results shows that our proposed post-processing scheme leads on average 1.6% BD-rate reduction compared with HEVC baseline on the six sequences given in 2017 ICIP Grand Challenge.

Publication
2017 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
Chen Li
Chen Li
PhD Student
Li Song
Li Song
Professor, IEEE Senior Member

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