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JSW 2013 Vol.8(8): 2015-2022 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.8.2015-2022

Novel United Buffer Rate Control Methods for Stereoscopic Video

Yi Liao1, Gangyi Jiang1, 2, Haibing Chen1, 2, Qiaoyan Zheng1, 2
Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo, China
2National Key Lab of Software New Technology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Abstract—To investigate the impact of buffer on stereoscopic video coding, three rate control (RC) methods were presented. In the separate buffer RC method (SBRC), left and right views achieved rate controlling using respective buffer in their own given target bitrates. The united buffer RC (UBRC) and its improved united buffer RC (I-UBRC) methods were both in a given total bandwidth and the united buffer, they were performed on three levels, namely stereoscopic group of pictures (SGOP) level, stereoscopic frame (SFrame) level and frame level. The united buffer RC method adopted asymmetric-quality bits allocation based on the mean absolute difference (MAD) of left and right images in frame level. The improved united buffer RC method took relative complexity and importance into account to allocate bits rationally in SFrame level. Experimental results show that the proposed three methods can accurately control the rate to satisfy the requirements of stereoscopic video coding, and the coding efficiency of the improved united buffer RC method is the highest.

Index Terms—Rate control, stereoscopic video, united buffer, frame complexity, asymmetric.


Cite: Yi Liao, Gangyi Jiang, Haibing Chen, Qiaoyan Zheng, "Novel United Buffer Rate Control Methods for Stereoscopic Video," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 2015-2022, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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