Diamond frequency domain inter frame motion estimation for HEVC

Abdelrahman Abdelazim, Ahmed Hamza, Mohamed Hefeida, Djamel Ait-Boudaoud

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This paper presents an efficient algorithm for motion estimation to reduce High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard encoding complexity. Phase correlation is initially utilized as a pre- processing step to indicate an approximation of the shift between coding units in the current frame and the reference frame. This is followed by a 9-point diamond search centered on the shift found in the initial step, in order to refine the best matching block. The proposed method has the potential to yield substantial improvements in terms of execution time and resulting video quality in comparison to the traditional search methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology 2017: Visual Information Processing and Communication VIII
PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1510846296
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2017
EventIS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging - California, United States
Duration: 29 Jan 20172 Feb 2017

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2470-1173


ConferenceIS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • diamond search
  • HEVC
  • HEVC improvements
  • motion estimation
  • motion vectors
  • phase correlation


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