1. 07 Aug, 2012 3 commits
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      A bit of temporary relief on encoder slowness · 0b17ea6f
      Yaowu Xu authored
      The commit replaces run-time initialization of cosine constants with
      static constant values, which provides ~30% relief on slow speed. The
      real solution, however will be to implement integer versions of those
      functions that current use float/double.
      
      Change-Id: Ie3ff1793509653d78dd1aeaf88cc6737da1bc55f
      0b17ea6f
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      a new way of determining reference motion vector · 8b2f57d0
      Yaowu Xu authored
      Using surrounding reconstructed pixels from left and above to select
      best matching mv to use as reference motion vector for mv encoding.
      
      Test results:
             AVGPSNR  GLBPSNR VPXSSIM
      Derf:  1.107%   1.062%  0.992%
      Std-hd:1.209%   1.176%  1.029%
      
      Change-Id: I8f10e09ee6538c05df2fb9f069abcaf1edb3fca6
      8b2f57d0
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Refactoring hybrid transform coding · 66f440f1
      Jingning Han authored
      The forward and inverse hybrid transforms are now performed using
      single function modules, where the dimension is sent as argument.
      
      Added an inline function clip8b to clip the reconstruction pixels
      into range of 0-255.
      
      Change-Id: Id7d870b3e1aefc092721c80c0af6f641eb5f3747
      66f440f1
  2. 03 Aug, 2012 4 commits
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Merging in high_precision_mv experiment · 2af5473a
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Merged in the high_precision_mv experiment to make it easier
      to work on new mv encoding strategies. Also removed
      coef_update_probs3().
      
      Change-Id: I82d3b0bb642419fe05dba82528bc9ba010e90924
      2af5473a
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Replacing the 8x8 DCT with 8x8 ADST/DCT for I8x8 · fcbff9ee
      Jingning Han authored
      Fixed the code review comments.
      
      Under the htrans8x8 experiment the 8X8 DCT in the
      I8X8 mode is replaced with a combination of 8X8 ADST and
      DCT.
      
      Overall coding gains with the htrans8x8 experiment are:
      derf:   0.486
      std-hd: 1.040
      hd:     1.063
      yt:     0.506
      
      Note that part of the gain comes from bigger transforms
      (8x8 instead of 4x4) and part comes from replacing the DCT
      wth the ADST.
      
      Change-Id: I92ca6bbfce11b4165d612b81d9adfad4d010c775
      fcbff9ee
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      fix msvc build · 236597fd
      Yaowu Xu authored
      Change-Id: I377d50cb347f50341ab6f5f456a6a64438bcb667
      236597fd
    • Daniel Kang's avatar
      16x16 DCT blocks. · fed8a183
      Daniel Kang authored
      Set on all 16x16 intra/inter modes
      
      Features:
      - Butterfly fDCT/iDCT
      - Loop filter does not filter internal edges with 16x16
      - Optimize coefficient function
      - Update coefficient probability function
      - RD
      - Entropy stats
      - 16x16 is a config option
      
      Have not tested with experiments.
      
      hd:     2.60%
      std-hd: 2.43%
      yt:     1.32%
      derf:   0.60%
      
      Change-Id: I96fb090517c30c5da84bad4fae602c3ec0c58b1c
      fed8a183
  3. 02 Aug, 2012 2 commits
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      Define INT64_MAX for msvc to build · f05a5147
      Yaowu Xu authored
      Change-Id: I6cb88d87b7549ded1de6ff9ef65ff958ad448999
      f05a5147
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Use 8x8 DCT transform for I8X8 prediction mode · c7846ebc
      Jingning Han authored
      Apply 2D-DCT transform of dimension 8x8 to encode prediction
      residuals of I8X8 mode.
      Brought back block type 3 probability context model for 8x8 tokens,
      which is used for the coefficients of Y blocks in I8x8 modes. The
      coefficient costs estimate of I8X8 mode in rate-distortion is also
      changed appropriately.
      Performance results:
      derf:   0.246
      yt:     0.114
      std-hd: 0.730
      hd:     0.670
      
      Change-Id: If1d970eeb4e1827c9f0d2c5b27d33089b347ea27
      c7846ebc
  4. 31 Jul, 2012 2 commits
    • Adrian Grange's avatar
      Removed macros for merged experiments · 171b4ae1
      Adrian Grange authored
      Removed two macros corresponding to experiments that were
      merged into the main code.
      
      Change-Id: I894e8b509a2bb88557f9aba6f226ed7807745065
      171b4ae1
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Merging and bug-fix in enhanced_interp experiment · 0ebf548c
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Merged the enhanced_interp experiment.
      Found and fixed a bug in the include files framework, whereby
      certain encoder files were still using the old INTERP_EXTEND
      value of 3 instead of 4. The thresholds for mv range mcomp.c
      need a small adjustment to prevent crashes.
      
      The results are more or less unchanged.
      
      Change-Id: Iac5008390f1efc97ce1102fbb5f8989c847fb579
      0ebf548c
  5. 30 Jul, 2012 1 commit
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Adds support for switchable interpolation filters. · 52597441
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Allows for swtiching/setting interpolation filters at the MB
      level. A frame level flag indicates whether to use a specifc
      filter for the entire frame or to signal the interpolation
      filter for each MB. When switchable filters are used, the
      encoder chooses between 8-tap and 8-tap sharp filters. The
      code currently has options to explore other variations as well,
      which will be cleaned up subsequently.
      
      One issue with the framework is that encoding is slow. I
      tried to do some tricks to speed things up but it is still slow.
      Decoding speed should not be affected since the number of
      filter taps remain unchanged.
      
      With the current version, we are up 0.5% on derf on average but
      some videos city/mobile improve by close to 4 and 2% respectively.
      If we did a full-search by turning the SEARCH_BEST_FILTER flag
      on, the results are somewhat better.
      
      The framework can be combined with filtered prediction, and I
      seek feedback regarding that.
      
      Rebased.
      
      Change-Id: I8f632cb2c111e76284140a2bd480945d6d42b77a
      52597441
  6. 27 Jul, 2012 1 commit
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Merges several experiments · 9984a155
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      The following five experiments are merged:
      
      newentropy
      newupdate
      adaptive_entropy (also includes a couple of parameter changes
                        that improves results a little
                        in common/entropymode.c and encoder/modecosts.c
                        that were not merged from the internal branch)
      newintramodes
      expanded_coef_context
      
      Change-Id: I8a142a831786ee9dc936f22be1d42a8bced7d270
      9984a155
  7. 24 Jul, 2012 1 commit
    • Adrian Grange's avatar
      Use macro for filter extension length · b278a935
      Adrian Grange authored
      Replaced local definitions of the extension required
      by the filters with the globally defined value.
      
      Change-Id: If9e590a1f2e5b0bdc2d3e3c3f04aacbd3b09bfee
      b278a935
  8. 19 Jul, 2012 1 commit
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Adds hybrid transform · 9824230f
      Jingning Han authored
      Adds ADST/DCT hybrid transform coding for Intra4x4 mode.
      The ADST is applied to directions in which the boundary
      pixels are used for prediction, while DCT applied to
      directions without corresponding boundary prediction.
      
      Adds enum TX_TYPE in b_mode_infor to indicate the transform
      type used.
      
      Make coding style consistent with google style.
      Fixed the commented issues.
      
      Experimental results in terms of bit-rate reduction:
      derf:   0.731%
      yt:     0.982%
      std-hd: 0.459%
      hd:     0.725%
      
      Will be looking at 8x8 transforms next.
      
      Change-Id: I46dbd7b80dbb3e8856e9c34fbc58cb3764a12fcf
      9824230f
  9. 17 Jul, 2012 1 commit
  10. 09 Jul, 2012 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      change to enable encoder to clamp UV motion vector · a81baae7
      Yaowu Xu authored
      This is to avoid a rare encoder/decoder mismatch for MB using SPLITMV
      mode. In decoder, the UV mv can be determined to need clamp, but the
      flag is never set in encoder motion vector selection process, and the
      clamp is not done in encoding in encoder.
      
      Change-Id: I60520d3f790354c7855dadf03f0978ea9b77e2c0
      a81baae7
  11. 29 Jun, 2012 1 commit
    • Hui Su's avatar
      Add lossless compression mode. · e44ee38a
      Hui Su authored
      This commit adds lossless compression capability to the experimental
      branch. The lossless experiment can be enabled using --enable-lossless
      in configure. When the experiment is enabled, the encoder will use
      lossless compression mode by command line option --lossless, and the
      decoder automatically recognizes a losslessly encoded clip and decodes
      accordingly.
      
      To achieve the lossless coding, this commit has changed the following:
          1. To encode at lossless mode, encoder forces the use of unit
      quantizer, i.e, Q 0, where effective quantization is 1. Encoder also
      disables the usage of 8x8 transform and allows only 4x4 transform;
          2. At Q 0, the first order 4x4  DCT/IDCT have been switched over
      to a pair of forward and inverse Walsh-Hadamard Transform
      (http://goo.gl/EIsfy),  with proper scaling applied to match the range
      of the original 4x4 DCT/IDCT pair;
          3. At Q 0, the second order remains to use the previous
      walsh-hadamard transform pair. However, to maintain the reversibility
      in second order transform at Q 0, scaling down is applied to first
      order DC coefficients prior to forward transform, and scaling up is
      applied to the second order output prior to quantization. Symmetric
      upscaling and downscaling are added around inverse second order
      transform;
          4. At lossless mode, encoder also disables a number of minor
      features to ensure no loss is introduced, these features includes:
              a. Trellis quantization optimization
              b. Loop filtering
              c. Aggressive zero-binning, rounding and zero-bin boosting
              d. Mode based zero-bin boosting
      
      Lossless coding test was performed on all clips within the derf set,
      to verify that the commit has achieved lossless compression for all
      clips. The average compression ratio is around 2.57 to 1.
      (http://goo.gl/dEShs)
      
      Change-Id: Ia3aba7dd09df40dd590f93b9aba134defbc64e34
      e44ee38a
  12. 27 Jun, 2012 1 commit
    • Adrian Grange's avatar
      Added Prediction Filter to Mode Selection · bbc926dc
      Adrian Grange authored
      Added the ability to optionally filter the prediction data
      when inter modes are selected (excludes SPLITMV, for now).
      
      The mode selection loop considers both the filtered and
      non-filtered prediction data when choosing mode. The filter
      can be turned on/off at the frame-level, or signaled for
      each MB.
      
      Change-Id: I1b783c71d95a361ab36c761b07e8a6b06bc36822
      bbc926dc
  13. 26 Jun, 2012 1 commit
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Continued adaptive entropy coding · f3dff402
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Incorporates mv_ref, mbsplit and second_mv into the adaptive
      entropy framework. The mv_ref framework has been modified from
      before.
      
      Adds some clean-ups and fixes.
      
      Results with the adaptive entropy experiment are currently up by
      +1.93% on derf; +2.33% std-hd and +1.87% yt-hd.
      
      Fixed a nasty intermittent bug.
      
      Change-Id: I4b1ac9f9483b48432597595195bfec05f31d1e39
      f3dff402
  14. 25 Jun, 2012 1 commit
  15. 19 Jun, 2012 1 commit
  16. 18 Jun, 2012 2 commits
  17. 15 Jun, 2012 1 commit
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Adaptive entropy coding of coefficients, modes, mv. · 1fe85a35
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      This patch incorporates adaptive entropy coding of coefficient tokens,
      and mode/mv information based on distributions encountered in a frame.
      Specifically, there is an initial forward update to the probabilities
      in the bitstream as before for coding the symbols in the frame, however
      at the end of decoding each frame, the forward update to the
      probabilities is reverted and instead the probabilities are updated
      towards the actual distributions encountered within the frame.
      The amount of update is weighted by the number of hits within each
      context.
      
      Results on derf/hd/std-hd are all up by 1.6%.
      
      On derf, the most of the gains come from coefficients, however for the
      hd and std-hd sets, the most of the gains come from the mode/mv
      information updates.
      
      Change-Id: I708c0e11fdacafee04940fe7ae159ba6844005fd
      1fe85a35
  18. 12 Jun, 2012 2 commits
    • Daniel Kang's avatar
      Adds x86inc.asm and update idct/dequant mmx · 7a000715
      Daniel Kang authored
      Updates idct/dequant mmx assembly to work with vpnext instead of vp8.
      
      Also adds x86inc.asm
      
      Change-Id: I6e147d5e89177ae449271e97e50d082eb11b078e
      7a000715
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      changed to use a fixed number for update probabity · 074a38b1
      Yaowu Xu authored
      This commit is to remove two arrays, which contain the probabilities
      of how likely each probability in coef_probs table is updated. The
      commit changed to use a fixed number "252".
      
      Surprisedly, the overall impact on quality is close to zero, which
      basically says the two big static arrays are not helpful at all.
      derf: -0.016%, -0.020%
      std-hd: 0.000%, -0.013%
      yt: -0.022%, +0.007%
      yt-hd: -0.038%, +0.034%
      
      Change-Id: Ifee94d28a37dcab4f1d2b994bd5b07575be42b72
      074a38b1
  19. 25 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      fixed a number of compiling issues · ea0e4f17
      Yaowu Xu authored
      the commit fixed a number of compiling issues when some epxeriments
      are turned on at the same time.
      
      Change-Id: Idb15b215e2d2a7d25f2707f99ef55a34e7301ce7
      ea0e4f17
  20. 23 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      changed the way that default probs for 8x8 is set. · e9818bb6
      Yaowu Xu authored
      The commit changed how baseline 8x8 coefficient probabilities are
      initialized, to be consistent with the initialization of baseline
      4x4 coefficient probabilities.
      
      The commit does not have any effect on compression.
      
      Change-Id: Ifb3902b5dc0b0c2e6dc3aa5d4a6589d528e58355
      e9818bb6
  21. 15 May, 2012 2 commits
    • Ronald S. Bultje's avatar
      Rewrite reference frame costing in the RD loop. · 0b8a95a0
      Ronald S. Bultje authored
      I now see I didn't write a very long description, so let's do it
      here then. We took a pretty big quality hit (0.1-0.2%) from my
      recent fix of the inversion of arguments to vp8_cost_bit() in the
      RD reference frame costing. I looked into it and basically the
      costing prevented us from switching reference frames. This is of
      course silly, since each frame codes its own prob_intra_coded, so
      using last frame cost indications as a limiting factor can never
      be right.
      
      Here, I've rewritten that code to estimate costings based partially
      on statistics from progress on current frame encoding. Overall,
      this gives us a ~0.2%-0.3% improvement over what we had previously
      before my argument-inversion-fix, and thus about ~0.4% over current
      git (on derf-set), and a little more (0.5-1.0%) on HD/STD-HD/YT.
      
      Change-Id: I79ebd4ccec4d6edbf0e152d9590d103ba2747775
      0b8a95a0
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Adds new Directional Intra prediction modes. · c5ddb7f0
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Adds 6 directional intra predictiom modes for 16x16 and 8x8 blocks.
      
      Change-Id: I25eccc0836f28d8d74922e4e9231568a648b47d1
      c5ddb7f0
  22. 10 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      Reversible WHT pair · 7968d29f
      Yaowu Xu authored
      This commit changed the forward and the inverse 4x4 Walsh Hadamard
      transform to a new pair, where the inverse transform can pefectly
      reconstuct the input to forward transform. It also does so without
      changing the input and output value range. Even more, it does not
      change the complexity of the transforms.
      
      While it was not expected to improve the results of our current test,
      it does improve std-hd set by 0.2% on all metrics. No change on derf.
      
      Change-Id: Ie4f23ddd3a0f3c5fbe97fb58399f860031f99337
      7968d29f
  23. 09 May, 2012 1 commit
  24. 08 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      a number of fixes to entropy stats collection · 54cf1d9a
      Yaowu Xu authored
      1. block types
      There are only three types of blocks for 8x8 transformed MBs, i.e. Y
      block with DC does not exist for 8x8 transformed MBs as all MB using
      8x8 transform have 2nd order haar transform. This commit introduced
      a new macro BLOCK_TYPES_8X8 to reflect such fact.
      
      2. context counters
      This commit also fixed the mixed of context_counters between 4x4 and
      8x8 transformed MBs. The mixed use of the counters leads me to think
      the existing the context probabilities were not properly generated
      from 8x8 transformed MBs.
      
      3. redundant collecting in recoding
      The commit also corrected the code that accumulates entropy stats by
      making sure stats only collected for final packing, not during the
      recode loop
      
      Change-Id: I029f09f8f60bd0c3240cc392ff5c6d05435e322c
      54cf1d9a
  25. 04 May, 2012 1 commit
  26. 02 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      slight adjustment to coef band definition · bd69b7d4
      Yaowu Xu authored
      This commit adjusted slightly the 4x4 coefficents band definition to
      better classify coefficients with similar distributions and usages.
      It helps derf set about .1%, it is alos slightly positive for std-hd
      set, where 4x4 blocks are used less frequently.
      
      The commit also removed a const array not in use.
      
      Change-Id: I78d16905d4036641ec905b0c32c190c1def5b249
      bd69b7d4
  27. 25 Apr, 2012 2 commits
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      Merge QIMODE experiment · a16608ab
      Yaowu Xu authored
      This commit merge the QI mode experiment. As the experiment affects
      the encoding of intra coding modes on key frame only, the overall
      effect of the experiment on encoding tests is insignificant.
      
      Change-Id: I9e4e3933adface88867ad429cee3986e529c511d
      a16608ab
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      Merge UVINTRA experiment · c1814d26
      Yaowu Xu authored
      The commit merges the UVINTRA experiment and removed the related
      macros. The overall effect of the experiment is a small gain (.1%
      on derf)
      
      Change-Id: Ia34b3312fb9b5b34c9ba111bf0fa78c6f78ac80b
      c1814d26
  28. 24 Apr, 2012 2 commits
    • Ronald S. Bultje's avatar
      Remove unused header files. · 29f8cbc2
      Ronald S. Bultje authored
      Change-Id: I8708358bb37edabcbe5dfc755ed18791d9e143c4
      29f8cbc2
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Differential encoding of probability updates · c6f1bf43
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Adds differential encoding of prob updates using a subexponential
      code centered around the previous probability value.
      Also searches for the most cost-effective update, and breaks
      up the coefficient updates into smaller groups.
      
      Small gain on Derf: 0.2%
      
      Change-Id: Ie0071e3dc113e3d0d7ab95b6442bb07a89970030
      c6f1bf43