Enhancement Layer Coding for Chroma Sub-Sampled Screen Content Video

Heindel A, Prestele B, Gehlert A, Kaup A (2021)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2021

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DOI: 10.1109/TCSVT.2021.3061944

Abstract

Prevalent video codec implementations deployed in the field often solely support chrominance sub-sampled video data represented by the YCbCr 4:2:0 format. For certain applications like screen sharing, however, chroma sub-sampling leads to disturbing artifacts, especially for text or graphics with thin lines. It is desirable to reduce these artifacts while maintaining compatibility with all user devices. For this reason, an enhancement layer coding framework for chroma-format scalable coding with specific focus on screen content is proposed in this paper. Based on an analysis of screen content data characteristics, the enhancement layer codec is optimized specifically for this content class, is of low algorithmic complexity, and applicable with any image or video codec for base layer compression in a joint coding system. The system is intentionally not designed as a general purpose lossless YCbCr 4:4:4 coding scheme, but instead chooses to close a quality gap that prevalent video codecs do not address. Experimental analysis reveals an average BD-PSNR gain in the RGB domain of 1.0 dB comparing the proposed two-layer scalable coding approach to single layer compression using base layer coding only. In relation to simulcast coding, an average BDR RGB difference of 8.1% is observed.

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APA:

Heindel, A., Prestele, B., Gehlert, A., & Kaup, A. (2021). Enhancement Layer Coding for Chroma Sub-Sampled Screen Content Video. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems For Video Technology. https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCSVT.2021.3061944

MLA:

Heindel, Andreas, et al. "Enhancement Layer Coding for Chroma Sub-Sampled Screen Content Video." IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems For Video Technology (2021).

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