To support good video quality of experiences in heterogeneous environments, transcoding an existed HEVC (high efficiency video coding) video bitstream to a SHVC (scalability extension of HEVC) bitstream with quality scalability is highly required. A straightforward way is to first fully decode the input HEVC bitstream and then fully re-encode it with the SHVC encoder, which requires a tremendous computational complexity. To solve the problem, in this paper, a coding unit complexity (CUC)-based prediction method for predictions of CU (coding unit) depth and PU (prediction unit) mode for efficient HEVC-to-SHVC transcoding with quality scalability is proposed to significantly reduce the transcoding complexity. The proposed method contains two prediction techniques, including (i) early termination and (ii) adaptive confidence interval, and predicts the CU depth and PU mode relying on the decoded information from the input HEVC bitstream. Experimental results have shown that the proposed method significantly outperforms the traditional HEVC-to-SHVC method by 74.14% on average in reductions of encoding time for SHVC enhancement layer.
|頁（從 - 到）||342-351|
|期刊||Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 2018 8月|
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