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Efficient Software HEVC to AVS2 Transcoding

Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Academy of Broadcasting Science, State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT), Beijing 100045, China
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Academic Editor: Khalid Sayood
Information 2016, 7(3), 53;
Received: 29 July 2016 / Revised: 8 September 2016 / Accepted: 14 September 2016 / Published: 19 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multimedia Information Compression and Coding)
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The second generation of Audio and Video coding Standard (AVS) is developed by the IEEE 1857 Working Group under project 1857.4 and was standardized in 2016 by the AVS Working Group of China as the new broadcasting standard AVS2. High Efficient Video Coding (HEVC) is the newest global video coding standard announced in 2013. More and more codings are migrating from H.264/AVC to HEVC because of its higher compression performance. In this paper, we propose an efficient HEVC to AVS2 transcoding algorithm, which applies a multi-stage decoding information utilization framework to maximize the usage of the decoding information in the transcoding process. The proposed algorithm achieves 11×–17× speed gains over the AVS2 reference software RD 14.0 with a modest BD-rate loss of 9.6%–16.6%. View Full-Text
Keywords: video transcoding; high efficient video coding (HEVC); AVS2 video transcoding; high efficient video coding (HEVC); AVS2

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Chen, Y.; Zhou, Y.; Wen, J. Efficient Software HEVC to AVS2 Transcoding. Information 2016, 7, 53.

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