A new rate-quantization model for H.264/AVC low-delay rate control

Junhui Hou, Shuai Wan, Zhan Ma, Fuzheng Yang, Lap Pui Chau

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In this paper, we present a new rate-quantization (R-Q) model for H.264/AVC low-delay rate control. Our rate model is a power function of the quantization stepsize, which is derived through theoretical analysis assuming the Laplacian distributed source. Model parameters are content adaptive and updated frame by frame. Proposed R-Q model is implemented on H.264/AVC reference software JM17.2 to evaluate the performance, where accurate quantization stepsize is selected for each frame according to the target bit rate. As compared to the most recent published work [5] and well-known R-Q model adopted in JM [13], we have shown that almost 2x performance improvement in terms of the bits mismatch error.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Information Processing, PCM 2012 - 13th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, Proceedings
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 Dec 20126 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7674 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2012


  • H.264/AVC
  • low-delay rate control
  • Rate-quantization model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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