1. 01 Jul, 2014 2 commits
    • Yunqing Wang's avatar
      Elevate NEWMV mode checking threshold in real time · f31ff029
      Yunqing Wang authored
      The current threshold is knid of low, and in many cases NEWMV
      mode is checked but not picked as the best mode. This patch
      added a speed feature to increase NEWMV threshold, so that
      less partition mode checking goes to check NEWMV. This feature
      is enabled for speed 6 and 7.
      
      Rtc set borg tests showed:
      1. Speed 6, overall psnr: -0.088%, ssim: -1.339%;
         Average speedup on rtc set is 11.1%.
      2. Speed 7, overall psnr: -0.505%, ssim: -2.320%
         Average speedup on rtc set is 12.9%.
      
      Change-Id: I953b849eeb6e0d5a1f13eacba30c14204472c5be
      f31ff029
    • Yunqing Wang's avatar
      Fix visual studio build issue · 9ba1d60b
      Yunqing Wang authored
      Fixed the signed/unsigned mismatch.
      
      Change-Id: Id83d603b8f1745b71f4cf695a0751e55518b1316
      9ba1d60b
  2. 30 Jun, 2014 5 commits
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      change to not force interp_type as SWITCHABLE · 186bd4eb
      Yaowu Xu authored
      Encoder still uses SWITCHABLE as default via DEFAULT_INTERP_FILTER,
      but does not override the default if it is not SWITCHABLE.
      
      Change-Id: I3c0f6653bd228381a623a026c66599b0a87d01d5
      186bd4eb
    • Yunqing Wang's avatar
      Encode_breakout code refactoring · 3779ccaf
      Yunqing Wang authored
      Moved the encode_breakout_test out of vp9_pick_inter_mode().
      
      Change-Id: I6966d0293ae5210a5a28b0e8debacb24d1c0d2d4
      3779ccaf
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Remove unused set_mode_info function · 30ab3701
      Jingning Han authored
      When the frame is intra coded only, the encoder takes the RD
      coding flow. Hence the function set_mode_info is not practically
      in use. This commit removes it and the associated conditional
      branches.
      
      Change-Id: I1e42659ceb55b771ba712d1cdecacb446aa6460d
      30ab3701
    • Yunqing Wang's avatar
      Enable encode breakout in real time · dee5782f
      Yunqing Wang authored
      For real time speed 7, once encode breakout is on(i.e. encoding
      setting --static-thresh=1), a proper encode breakout threshold
      is set to speed up the encoder.
      
      Set --static-thresh=1, RTC set borg test showed a slight overall
      psnr loss of 0.162%, but ssim gain of 0.287%. The average speedup
      on RTC set is 6%, and for some clips, the speedup can be 10+%.
      
      Change-Id: Id522d9ce779ff7c699936d13d0c47083de4afb85
      dee5782f
    • Yunqing Wang's avatar
      Decide the partitioning threshold from the variance histogram · 9d41313e
      Yunqing Wang authored
      Before encoding a frame, calculate and store each 16x16 block's
      variance of source difference between last and current frame.
      Find partitioning threshold T for the frame from its variance
      histogram, and then use T to make partition decisions.
      
      Comparing with fixed 16x16 partitioning, rtc set test showed an
      overall psnr gain of 3.242%, and ssim gain of 3.751%. The best
      psnr gain is 8.653%.
      
      The overall encoding speed didn't change much. It got faster for
      some clips(for example, 12% speedup for vidyo1), and a little
      slower for others.
      
      Also, a minor modification was made in datarate unit test.
      
      Change-Id: Ie290743aa3814e83607b93831b667a2a49d0932c
      9d41313e
  3. 29 Jun, 2014 1 commit
  4. 27 Jun, 2014 6 commits
  5. 26 Jun, 2014 7 commits
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Adaptive txfm size selection depending on residual sse/variance · 5a3e3c6d
      Jingning Han authored
      This commit enables an adaptive transform size selection method
      for speed -6. It uses largest transform size when the sse is more
      than 4 times of variance, i.e., most energy is compacted in the
      DC coefficient. Otherwise, use the default TX_8X8. It improves
      the compression efficiency for rtc set of speed -6 by 0.8%, no
      speed change observed.
      
      Change-Id: Ie6ed1e728ff7bf88ebe940a60811361cdd19969c
      5a3e3c6d
    • Alex Converse's avatar
      Use UV prediction when deciding to skip in for lossless. · aed52718
      Alex Converse authored
      Change-Id: Ic149749157d762039446d14472d40d9211c6451a
      aed52718
    • Pengchong Jin's avatar
      Skip the partition search for the frame with no motion · 12861260
      Pengchong Jin authored
      This patch allows the encoder to skip the partition search for the
      frame if it is an inter frame and only zero motion vectors have
      been detected in the first pass. The partition size is directly
      assigned according to the difference variance.
      
      Borg tests show overall little performance changes in term of PSNR
      (derf -0.027%, yt 0.152%, hd 0.078%, stdhd 0%). The worst case of
      PSNR loss is -0.514% from yt. The best PSNR gain is 4.293% from yt.
      The second pass encoding speedup for slideshow clips is 15%-40%.
      
      Change-Id: I881f347d286553ee5594a9ea09ba1a61ac684045
      12861260
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Enable real-time version reference motion vector search · 46ea9ec7
      Jingning Han authored
      This commit enables a fast reference motion vector search scheme.
      It checks the nearest top and left neighboring blocks to decide the
      most probable predicted motion vector. If it finds the two have
      the same motion vectors, it then skip finding exterior range for
      the second most probable motion vector, and correspondingly skips
      the check for NEARMV.
      
      The runtime of speed -5 goes down
      pedestrian at 1080p 29377 ms -> 27783 ms
      vidyo at 720p       11830 ms -> 10990 ms
      i.e., 6%-8% speed-up.
      
      For rtc set, the compression performance
      goes down by about -1.3% for both speed -5 and -6.
      
      Change-Id: I2a7794fa99734f739f8b30519ad4dfd511ab91a5
      46ea9ec7
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Add const mark to const values in non-RD coding mode · 99e25ec4
      Jingning Han authored
      Change-Id: I65209fd1e06fc06833f6647cb028b414391a7017
      99e25ec4
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Fix quality regression for multi arf off case. · 1c27e1f1
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Bug introduced during multiple iterations on: I3831*
      
      gf_group->arf_update_idx[] cannot currently be used
      to select the arf buffer index if buffer flipping on overlays
      is enabled (still currently the case when multi arf OFF).
      
      Change-Id: I4ce9ea08f1dd03ac3ad8b3e27375a91ee1d964dc
      1c27e1f1
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Make non-RD intra mode search txfm size dependent · 2aa50eaf
      Jingning Han authored
      This commit fixes the potential issue in the non-RD mode decision
      flow that only checks part of the block to estimate the cost. It
      was due to the use of fixed transform size, in replacing the
      largest transform block size. This commit enables per transform
      block cost estimation of the intra prediction mode in the non-RD
      mode decision.
      
      Change-Id: I14ff92065e193e3e731c2bbf7ec89db676f1e132
      2aa50eaf
  6. 25 Jun, 2014 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Dual arf: Name changes. · 9f76c1ec
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Cosmetic patch only in response to comments on
      previous patches suggesting a couple of name changes
      for consistency and clarity.
      
      Change-Id: Ida3a359b0d5755345660d304a7697a3a3686b2a3
      9f76c1ec
  7. 24 Jun, 2014 13 commits
    • Alex Converse's avatar
      Allow lossless breakout in non-rd mode decision. · 1409d1e1
      Alex Converse authored
      This is very helpful for large moving windows in screencasts.
      
      Change-Id: I91b5f9acb133281ee85ccd8f843e6bae5cadefca
      1409d1e1
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Replace cpi->common with preset variable cm · 9e558344
      Jingning Han authored
      This commit replaces a few use cases of cpi->common with preset
      variable cm, to avoid unnecessary pointer fetch in the non-RD
      coding mode.
      
      Change-Id: I4038f1c1a47373b8fd7bc5d69af61346103702f6
      9e558344
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Add vp9_ prefix to mv_pred and setup_pred_block functions · 85cfae81
      Jingning Han authored
      Make these two functions accessible by both RD and non-RD coding
      modes.
      
      Change-Id: Iecb39dbf3d65436286ea3c7ffaa9920d0b3aff85
      85cfae81
    • Minghai Shang's avatar
      [spatial svc]Don't skip motion search in first pass encoding · 6bebe651
      Minghai Shang authored
      Change-Id: Ia6bcdaf5a5b80e68176f60d8d00e9b5cf3f9bfe3
      6bebe651
    • Minghai Shang's avatar
      [spatial svc]Implement lag in frames for spatial svc · 277338f7
      Minghai Shang authored
      Change-Id: I930dced169c9d53f8044d2754a04332138347409
      277338f7
    • Yunqing Wang's avatar
      Reuse inter prediction result in real-time speed 6 · 0aae1000
      Yunqing Wang authored
      In real-time speed 6, no partition search is done. The inter
      prediction results got from picking mode can be reused in the
      following encoding process. A speed feature reuse_inter_pred_sby
      is added to only enable the resue in speed 6.
      
      This patch doesn't change encoding result. RTC set tests showed
      that the encoding speed gain is 2% - 5%.
      
      Change-Id: I3884780f64ef95dd8be10562926542528713b92c
      0aae1000
    • Adrian Grange's avatar
      Fix test on maximum downscaling limits · 8357292a
      Adrian Grange authored
      There is a normative scaling range of (x1/2, x16)
      for VP9. This patch fixes the maximum downscaling
      tests that are applied in the convolve function.
      
      The code used a maximum downscaling limit of x1/5
      for historic reasons related to the scalable
      coding work. Since the downsampling in this
      application is non-normative it will revert to
      using a separate non-normative scaler.
      
      Change-Id: Ide80ed712cee82fe5cb3c55076ac428295a6019f
      8357292a
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Dual ARF changes: Buffer index selection. · 60244ec1
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Add indirection to the section of buffer indices.
      This is to help simplify things in the future if we
      have other codec features that switch indices.
      
      Limit the max GF interval for static sections to fit
      the gf_group structures.
      
      Change-Id: I38310daaf23fd906004c0e8ee3e99e15570f84cb
      60244ec1
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Adjust arf Q limits with multi-arf. · 11b34f1e
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Adjust enforced minimum arf Q deltas for non primary arfs
      in the middle of an arf/gf group.
      
      Change-Id: Ie8034ffb3ac00f887d74ae1586d4cac91d6cace2
      11b34f1e
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Further dual arf changes: multi_arf_allowed. · 9aca602e
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Add multi_arf_allowed flag.
      Re-initialize buffer indices every kf.
      Add some const indicators.
      
      Change-Id: If86c39153517c427182691d2d4d4b7e90594be71
      9aca602e
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Fix some bugs in multi-arf · 8160a26f
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Fix some bugs relating to the use of buffers
      in the overlay frames.
      
      Fix bug where a mid sequence overlay was
      propagating large partition and transform sizes into
      the subsequent frame because of :-
        sf->last_partitioning_redo_frequency  > 1 and
        sf->tx_size_search_method == USE_LARGESTALL
      
      Change-Id: Ibf9ef39a5a5150f8cbdd2c9275abb0316c67873a
      8160a26f
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Clean out old CONFIG_MULTIPLE_ARF code. · 26110225
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Remove the old experimental multi arf code that was under
      the flag CONFIG_MULTIPLE_ARF.
      
      Change-Id: Ib24865abc11691d6ac8cb0434ada1da674368a61
      26110225
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Experiment for mid group second arf. · 2e430cba
      Paul Wilkins authored
      This patch implements a mechanism for inserting a second
      arf at the mid position of arf groups.
      
      It is currently disabled by default using the flag multi_arf_enabled.
      
      Results are currently down somewhat in initial testing if
      multi-arf is enabled. Most of the loss is attributable to the
      fact that code to preserve the previous golden frame
      (in the arf buffer) in cases where we are coding an overlay
      frame, is currently disabled in the multi-arf case.
      
      Change-Id: I1d777318ca09f147db2e8c86d7315fe86168c865
      2e430cba
  8. 23 Jun, 2014 1 commit
    • Adrian Grange's avatar
      Allocate buffers based on correct chroma format · 8c1f071f
      Adrian Grange authored
      The encoder currently allocates frame buffers before
      it establishes what the chroma sub-sampling factor is,
      always allocating based on the 4:4:4 format.
      
      This patch detects the chroma format as early as
      possible allowing the encoder to allocate buffers of
      the correct size.
      
      Future patches will change the encoder to allocate
      frame buffers on demand to further reduce the memory
      profile of the encoder and rationalize the buffer
      management in the encoder and decoder.
      
      Change-Id: Ifd41dd96e67d0011719ba40fada0bae74f3a0d57
      8c1f071f
  9. 20 Jun, 2014 4 commits