Improving H.264/AVC video coding with adaptive coefficient suppression


Video coding has been widely adopted to achieve pleasant video quality at constrained bitrate. In this paper, adaptive frequency coefficient suppression directed by Human Visual System (HVS) is presented for H.264 video coding. Firstly, starting from Just Noticeable Distortion (JND) models for the classic DCT domain, we deduce a JND threshold for the H.264 transform domain with decent adaptation. Then the resultant threshold is used to adaptively suppress the transform coefficients of prediction residuals. It should be noted that our scheme is fully compatible with the H.264 standard. And experimental results show that compared to normal methods, significant bitrate reduction can be obtained by our scheme at similar subjective quality.

Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Li Song
Li Song
Professor, IEEE Senior Member