Rate control scheme for MPEG transcoder considering Drift-Error Propagation

Isao Nagayoshi, Hiroyuki Kasai, Hideyoshi Tominaga

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As the transform method of video bit stream to the required bit stream format, the video transcoder has been adopted in various applications. In this paper, we focus on a MPEG video transcoder that can reduce the required bit rate by using re-quantization in the DCT domain. Furthermore, we propose a rate control method for this MPEG video transcoder that takes into consideration the estimation of drift-error propagation. First, we show the transcoder architecture with calculation of `Drift-Error Propagation Ratio'. Next, we explain the proposed rate control method that uses minimization of the sum of re-quantization Error and drift-error. Finally, from simulation experiments, we compare the proposed rate control method to the traditional rate control method in terms of complexity, required buffer size and picture quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-496
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4067 (I)
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventVisual Communications and Image Processing 2000 - Perth, Aust
Duration: 2000 Jun 202000 Jun 23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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