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

Signal Processing: Image Communication

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Aiming for low-complexity encoding, video coders based on Wyner-Ziv theory are still unsuccessfully trying to match the performance of predictive video coders. One of the most important factors concerning the coding performance of distributed coders is modeling and estimating the correlation between the original video signal and its temporal prediction generated at the decoder. One of the problems of the state-of-the-art correlation estimators is that their performance is not consistent across a wide range of video content and different coding settings. To address this problem we have developed a correlation model able to adapt to changes in the content and the coding parameters by exploiting the spatial correlation of the video signal and the quantization distortion. In this paper we describe our model and present experiments showing that our model provides average bit rate gains of up to 12% and average PSNR gains of up to 0.5 dB when compared to the state-of-the-art models. The experiments suggest that the performance of distributed coders can be significantly improved by taking video content and coding parameters into account.