High-Performance Motion Estimation for Image Sensors with Video Compression
AbstractIt is important to reduce the time cost of video compression for image sensors in video sensor network. Motion estimation (ME) is the most time-consuming part in video compression. Previous work on ME exploited intra-frame data reuse in a reference frame to improve the time efficiency but neglected inter-frame data reuse. We propose a novel inter-frame data reuse scheme which can exploit both intra-frame and inter-frame data reuse for ME in video compression (VC-ME). Pixels of reconstructed frames are kept on-chip until they are used by the next current frame to avoid off-chip memory access. On-chip buffers with smart schedules of data access are designed to perform the new data reuse scheme. Three levels of the proposed inter-frame data reuse scheme are presented and analyzed. They give different choices with tradeoff between off-chip bandwidth requirement and on-chip memory size. All three levels have better data reuse efficiency than their intra-frame counterparts, so off-chip memory traffic is reduced effectively. Comparing the new inter-frame data reuse scheme with the traditional intra-frame data reuse scheme, the memory traffic can be reduced by 50% for VC-ME. View Full-Text
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Xu, W.; Yin, S.; Liu, L.; Liu, Z.; Wei, S. High-Performance Motion Estimation for Image Sensors with Video Compression. Sensors 2015, 15, 20752-20778.
Xu W, Yin S, Liu L, Liu Z, Wei S. High-Performance Motion Estimation for Image Sensors with Video Compression. Sensors. 2015; 15(8):20752-20778.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Weizhi; Yin, Shouyi; Liu, Leibo; Liu, Zhiyong; Wei, Shaojun. 2015. "High-Performance Motion Estimation for Image Sensors with Video Compression." Sensors 15, no. 8: 20752-20778.