Publication Details
Jurgen Slowack, Stefaan Mys, Jozef Skorupa, Nikos Deligiannis, Peter Lambert, Adrian Munteanu, Rik Van De Walle

ICIP 2010 Proceedings

Contribution To Book Anthology


While distributed video coding (DVC) has emerged as a new video coding paradigm, the compression performance of current systems is still low compared to conventional solutions such as H.264/AVC. While the latter uses many coding modes and an efficient mode decision strategy for choosing the best mode, in DVC, only a limited number of modes has been developed so far. Since encoder-side mode decision in DVC increases encoder's complexity, in this paper, we introduce decoder-side mode decision choosing between bitplane WZ coding and bitplane intra coding. This strategy proves to be efficient, delivering rate gains up to 22% over DISCOVER, without increasing the complexity at the encoder.