Computationally efficient basic unit rate control for H.264AVC

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M.S. in Electrical Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Advisor: Eric John Balster


Video compression has come a long way in the past 15 years. Due to the rise in bandwidth usage, HD video, and other digital media, new and improved methods are required to enable ease of transfer/storage of digital video content. H.264 is the latest and most complex advance video coding standard to date. The complexity is caused from H.264's vast coding options when it comes to encoding possibilities. While complex, the large number of coding options are what make H.264 perform better than any other standard. Because of these options, compressed video files can vary greatly in the amount of bits used. To solve this dilemma, rate control schemes have been introduced to control data throughput. This thesis presents a method for a computationally efficient rate control algorithm. This algorithm has a low complexity which, in turn, facilitates hardware implementation.


Data transmission systems Mathematical models, Video compression Mathematical models, Digital video Standards, Engineering; H264; AVC; rate control; hardware; real time; video compression

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