A fast stereoscopic video coding algorithm based on JMVM

Zhi Pin Deng, Ke Bin Jia, Yui Lam Chan, Chang Hong Fu, Wan Chi Siu

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In order to exploit the intra-view and inter-view dependencies in stereo video coding, a fast joint motion and disparity estimation algorithm is proposed in this paper. An efficient search strategy based on the motion-disparity constraint is developed, in which both the motion and disparity vectors can be obtained simultaneously with low complexity. Moreover, a credible initial predictive vector set is designed with the aid of the temporal and spatial neighboring blocks so that the coding efficiency can be further enhanced. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm can reduce more than 96% coding time compared with the JMVM full search with a negligible quality drop.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1218-1226
Number of pages9
JournalScience China Information Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • disparity estimation
  • H.264
  • motion estimation
  • stereoscopic video coding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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