Review of Fast Mode Decision Algorithms for Intra Prediction in High Efficiency Video Coding Standard

Umesh Kaware, Sanjay Gulhane


The emerging High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard is a new improved next generation video coding standard. HEVC aims to provide improved compression performance as compared to all other video coding standards. To improve the coding efficiency a number of new techniques have been used. The higher compression efficiency is obtained at the cost of an increase in the computational load. In HEVC 35 modes are provided for intra prediction to improve the compression efficiency. The best mode is selected by Rate Distortion Optimization (RDO) process. It achieves significant improvement in coding efficiency compared with previous standards. However, this causes high encoding complexity. This paper discuss the various fast mode decision algorithms for intra prediction in HEVC.


Video Coding, HEVC, Intra Prediction, Mode Decision.

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