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High-Fidelity RGB Video Coding Using Adaptive Inter-Plane Weighted Prediction

by Yong-Hwan Kim Yong-Hwan Kim, Byeongho Choi Byeongho Choi, Joonki Paik Joonki Paik
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology ()

Abstract

This letter presents an efficient video coding algorithm in the RGB color space. Currently, most video coding algorithms are based on a decorrelated color space such as YUV or YCbCr, which has reduced inter-color redundancy. For high-fidelity video applications, however, it is essential to maintain the original signal fidelity without any mismatch in color space conversion. In this context, the H.264/AVC High 4:4:4 Intra/Predictive profiles support the RGB color space to satisfy increasing demand for high-fidelity video coding. However, very little effort has been made to utilize inter-color correlation to increase RGB coding efficiency. In pursuit of both high-fidelity and coding efficiency, we propose an adaptive inter-plane-weighted prediction algorithm exploiting inter-color redundancy of the RGB signal. We integrate the proposed algorithm into H.264/AVC High 4:4:4 Intra/Predictive profile reference software for simulation, and show that the proposed algorithm increases RGB video coding efficiency at average 0.80 dB and 0.75 dB, compared with the existing H.264/AVC High 4:4:4 Intra profile RGB and YCbCr 4:4:4 coding, respectively.

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