1. 12 Sep, 2012 2 commits
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Adds feature for companded MV encoding · 2b26cf17
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      The high-precision (1/8) pel bit is turned off if the reference
      MV is larger than a threshold. The motivation for this patch is
      the intuition that if motion is likely large (as indicated by
      the reference), there is likley to be more motion blur, and as
      a result 1/8 pel precision would be wasteful both in rd sense
      as well as computationally.
      
      The feature is incorporated as part of the newmventropy experiment.
      There is a modest RD improvement with the patch. Overall the
      results with the newmventropy experiment with the threshold being
      16 integer pels are:
      
      derf: +0.279%
      std-hd: +0.617%
      hd: +1.299%
      yt: +0.822%
      
      With threshold 8 integer pels are:
      
      derf: +0.295%
      std-hd: +0.623%
      hd: +1.365%
      yt: +0.847%
      
      Patch: rebased
      Patch: rebase fixes
      
      Change-Id: I4ed14600df3c457944e6541ed407cb6e91fe428b
      2b26cf17
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Cleanups for hybrid transform · d406334f
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Some cleanups on the transform size and type selection logic.
      
      Change-Id: If2e9675459482242cf83b4f7de7634505e3f6dac
      d406334f
  2. 11 Sep, 2012 1 commit
  3. 10 Sep, 2012 1 commit
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Hybrid transform cleanups · c5af82b7
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Some cleanups that will make it easier to maintain the code
      and incorporate upcoming changes on  entropy coding for the
      hybrid transforms.
      
      Change-Id: I44bdba368f7b8bf203161d7a6d3b1fc2c9e21a8f
      c5af82b7
  4. 07 Sep, 2012 2 commits
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Partial merge of NEWBESTREFMV and NEW_MVREF. · 778ec421
      Paul Wilkins authored
      This commit merges those parts of the CONFIG_NEW_MVREF
      that specifically relate to choosing a better set of candidate
      MV references into the NEWBESTREFMV experiment.
      
      CONFIG_NEW_MVREF will then be used for changes relating
      to the explicit coding of a cost optimized MV reference in the
      bitstream as part of MV coding.
      
      Change-Id: Ied982c0ad72093eab29e38b8cd74d5c3d7458b10
      778ec421
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      MV reference changes · 38e1c791
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Extend experiment to use both vectors from MBs
      coded using compound prediction as candidates.
      
      In final sort only consider best 4 candidates
      for now but make sure 0,0 is always one of them.
      
      Other minor changes to new MV reference code.
      Pass in Mv list to vp8_find_best_ref_mvs().
      
      Change-Id: Ib96220c33c6b80bd1d5e0fbe8b68121be7997095
      38e1c791
  5. 06 Sep, 2012 1 commit
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      New motion vector entropy coding · 00f9eb65
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Adds a new experiment with redesigned/refactored motion vector entropy
      coding. The patch also takes a first step towards separating the
      integer and fractional pel components of a MV. However the fractional
      pel encoding still depends on the integer pel part and so they are
      not fully independent. Further experiments are in progress to see
      how much they can be decoupled without affecting performance.
      All components including entropy coding/decoding, costing for MV
      search, forward updates and backward updates to probability tables,
      have been implemented.
      
      Results so far:
      derf: +0.19%
      std-hd: +0.28%
      yt: +0.80%
      hd: +1.15%
      
      Patch: Simplifies the fractional pel models:
      derf: +0.284%
      std-hd: +0.289%
      yt: +0.849%
      hd: +1.254%
      
      Patch: Some changes in the models, rebased.
      derf: +0.330%
      std-hd: +0.306%
      yt: +0.816%
      hd: +1.225%
      
      Change-Id: I646b3c48f3587f4cc909639b78c3798da6402678
      00f9eb65
  6. 30 Aug, 2012 1 commit
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      hybrid transform of 16x16 dimension · de6dfa6b
      Jingning Han authored
      Enable ADST/DCT of dimension 16x16 for I16X16 modes. This change provides
      benefits mostly for hd sequences.
      
      Set up the framework for selectable transform dimension.
      
      Also allowing quantization parameter threshold to control the use
      of hybrid transform (This is currently disabled by setting threshold
      always above the quantization parameter. Adaptive thresholding can
      be built upon this, which will further improve the coding performance.)
      
      The coding performance gains (with respect to the codec that has all
      other configuration settings turned on) are
      
      derf:   0.013
      yt:     0.086
      hd:     0.198
      std-hd: 0.501
      
      Change-Id: Ibb4263a61fc74e0b3c345f54d73e8c73552bf926
      de6dfa6b
  7. 24 Aug, 2012 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      New Motion Reference Search · 2d60bee1
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Alternative strategy for finding a list of candidate motion
      vectors to use as reference values in mv coding and as
      nearest and near.
      
      Sort by sad in vp8_find_best_ref_mvs() rather than just
      pick the best. Allow 0,0 as a best ref option but not a
      nearest or near unless there are no alternatives.
      
      Encode/Decode verified on at least some clips.
      
      Some commented out experimental and stats code still in place.
      
      Gain over existing code averages about 1% on derf (alll metrics)
      with improvement on all clips. Other test results pending.
      
      The entropy coding of the mode (nearest/near etc) still
      depends upon and requires the old "findnear" code so
      this needs looking at and may provide room for further gains.
      
      Change-Id: I871d7cba1d1c379c4bad9bcccce1fb19c46b8247
      2d60bee1
  8. 21 Aug, 2012 2 commits
  9. 20 Aug, 2012 1 commit
    • Ronald S. Bultje's avatar
      Superblock coding. · 5d4cffb3
      Ronald S. Bultje authored
      This commit adds a pick_sb_mode() function which selects the best 32x32
      superblock coding mode. Then it selects the best per-MB modes, compares
      the two and encodes that in the bitstream.
      
      The bitstream coding is rather simplistic right now. At the SB level,
      we code a bit to indicate whether this block uses SB-coding (32x32
      prediction) or MB-coding (anything else), and then we follow with the
      actual modes. This could and should be modified in the future, but is
      omitted from this commit because it will likely involve reorganizing
      much more code rather than just adding SB coding, so it's better to let
      that be judged on its own merits.
      
      Gains on derf: about even, YT/HD: +0.75%, STD/HD: +1.5%.
      
      Change-Id: Iae313a7cbd8f75b3c66d04a68b991cb096eaaba6
      5d4cffb3
  10. 17 Aug, 2012 1 commit
  11. 16 Aug, 2012 1 commit
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Fixed decoder mismatch issue · 60ed9545
      Jingning Han authored
      Resolved the decoder mismatch issue due to quantization parameter
      threshold for hybrid transform coding. The macroblock dequantizer
      initialization is moved to be performed before coefficient
      detokenization, since the (de)tokenization is now dependent on the
      macroblock level quantization parameter.
      
      Change-Id: I443da4992ebb70ae4114750b2f1363c0c628580e
      60ed9545
  12. 15 Aug, 2012 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Code clean up. · 77dc5c65
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Further cases of inconsistent naming convention.
      
      Change-Id: Id3411ecec6f01a4c889268a00f0c9fd5a92ea143
      77dc5c65
  13. 14 Aug, 2012 4 commits
    • Daniel Kang's avatar
      Shut up warnings added by -Wundef · fd084b24
      Daniel Kang authored
      Change-Id: I9c7ef4a75c37aa0e10df75e165e3066614c955ef
      fd084b24
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      Changed to use reference mv as nearest mv · e52e8b70
      Yaowu Xu authored
      The reference motion vector selected by surrounding pixels that has
      the best matching score is used as nearest motion vector.
      
      The change has shown consistent gain on all test sets, compression
      gains range from .2% to .6%. The variation is largely dependent on
      various other experiments on or off.
      
      Change-Id: I5552e1c2f6fc57c3e8818a5ee41ffda89af05e75
      e52e8b70
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Some build fixes · 32fe72eb
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Fixes two typos that breaks the build introduced in recent check-ins.
      
      Change-Id: I3f15f3c088c48a63fede8941c9a4ba05dd0403c2
      32fe72eb
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Code clean up. · 39892cce
      Paul Wilkins authored
      References to MACROBLOCKD that use "x" changed to "xd"
      to comply with convention elsewhere that x = MACROBLOCK
      and xd = MACROBLOCKD.
      
      Simplify some repeat references using local variables.
      
      Change-Id: I0ba2e79536add08140a6c8b19698fcf5077246bc
      39892cce
  14. 13 Aug, 2012 2 commits
  15. 10 Aug, 2012 1 commit
  16. 09 Aug, 2012 1 commit
  17. 07 Aug, 2012 2 commits
    • 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
  18. 06 Aug, 2012 1 commit
    • Christian Duvivier's avatar
      Add x86_64-darwin11-gcc target. · 82edabce
      Christian Duvivier authored
      This allows building on MountainLion as the 10.6 SDK has been
      removed from the latest Xcode version (4.4 4F250). Also fix
      all warnings for that build.
      
      Change-Id: Ib70bca4a25295f13595f0d10ea9f0229631de5a4
      82edabce
  19. 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
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      enable interleaved decoding of mode and mv · 2e73f901
      Yaowu Xu authored
      Previouly, the decoding of mode and motion vector are done a per frame
      basis followed by residue decoding and reconstuction. The commit added
      the option to allow decoder to interleave the decoding of mode and mvs
      with the residue decoding on a per MB basis.
      
      Change-Id: Ia5316f4a7af9ba7f155c92b5a6fc97201b653571
      2e73f901
    • 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
    • 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
  20. 02 Aug, 2012 1 commit
    • 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
  21. 31 Jul, 2012 1 commit
    • 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 17 Jul, 2012 1 commit
  26. 16 Jul, 2012 3 commits
  27. 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