1. 26 Mar, 2013 3 commits
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Implicit weighted prediction experiment · 23144d23
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Adds an experiment to use a weighted prediction of two INTER
      predictors, where the weight is one of (1/4, 3/4), (3/8, 5/8),
      (1/2, 1/2), (5/8, 3/8) or (3/4, 1/4), and is chosen implicitly
      based on consistency of the predictors to the already
      reconstructed pixels to the top and left of the current macroblock
      or superblock.
      
      Currently the weighting is not applied to SPLITMV modes, which
      default to the usual (1/2, 1/2) weighting. However the code is in
      place controlled by a macro. The same weighting is used for Y and
      UV components, where the weight is derived from analyzing the Y
      component only.
      
      Results (over compound inter-intra experiment)
      derf: +0.18%
      yt: +0.34%
      hd: +0.49%
      stdhd: +0.23%
      
      The experiment suggests bigger benefit for explicitly signaled weights.
      
      Change-Id: I5438539ff4485c5752874cd1eb078ff14bf5235a
      23144d23
    • Ronald S. Bultje's avatar
      Use above/left (instead of previous in scan-order) as token context. · 790fb132
      Ronald S. Bultje authored
      Pearson correlation for above or left is significantly higher than for
      previous-in-scan-order (absolute values depend on position in scan, but
      in general, we gain about 0.1-0.2 by using either above or left; using
      both basically just makes this even better). For eob branch skipping,
      we continue to use the previous token in scan order.
      
      This helps about 0.9% on derf after re-training on a limited data set.
      Full re-training and results on larger-resolution clips are pending.
      
      Note that this commit breaks trellis, so we can probably get further
      gains out of it by fixing trellis at some later point.
      
      Change-Id: Iead68e296fc3a105cca746b5e3da9555d6010cfe
      790fb132
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Modeling default coef probs with distribution · fd18d5df
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Replaces the default tables for single coefficient magnitudes with
      those obtained from an appropriate distribution. The EOB node
      is left unchanged. The model is represeted as a 256-size codebook
      where the index corresponds to the probability of the Zero or the
      One node. Two variations are implemented corresponding to whether
      the Zero node or the One-node is used as the peg. The main advantage
      is that the default prob tables will become considerably smaller and
      manageable. Besides there is substantially less risk of over-fitting
      for a training set.
      
      Various distributions are tried and the one that gives the best
      results is the family of Generalized Gaussian distributions with
      shape parameter 0.75. The results are within about 0.2% of fully
      trained tables for the Zero peg variant, and within 0.1% of the
      One peg variant.
      
      The forward updates are optionally (controlled by a macro)
      model-based, i.e. restricted to only convey probabilities from the
      codebook. Backward updates can also be optionally (controlled by
      another macro) model-based, but is turned off by default. Currently
      model-based forward updates work about the same as unconstrained
      updates, but there is a drop in performance with backward-updates
      being model based.
      
      The model based approach also allows the probabilities for the key
      frames to be adjusted from the defaults based on the base_qindex of
      the frame. Currently the adjustment function is a placeholder that
      adjusts the prob of EOB and Zero node from the nominal one at higher
      quality (lower qindex) or lower quality (higher qindex) ends of the
      range. The rest of the probabilities are then derived based on the
      model from the adjusted prob of zero.
      
      Change-Id: Iae050f3cbcc6d8b3f204e8dc395ae47b3b2192c9
      fd18d5df
  2. 22 Mar, 2013 1 commit
  3. 16 Mar, 2013 1 commit
  4. 14 Mar, 2013 2 commits
  5. 13 Mar, 2013 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      removed reference to "LLM" and "x8" · 00555263
      Yaowu Xu authored
      The commit changed the name of files and function to remove obselete
      reference to LLM and x8.
      
      Change-Id: I973b20fc1a55149ed68b5408b3874768e6f88516
      00555263
  6. 09 Mar, 2013 1 commit
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Continued experiment with nonzero count · a28139c8
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Adds probability updates for extra bits for the nzcs, code for
      getting nzc stats, plus some minor cleanups and fixes.
      
      Change-Id: If2814e7f04fb52f5025ad9f400f3e6c50a00b543
      a28139c8
  7. 08 Mar, 2013 2 commits
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Extend diff MV limit from +/-256 to +/-1024 · 2a5278bd
      Jingning Han authored
      Increase the motion search range by 4x. Change MV_CLASS tree of the
      entropy coding to allow two additional mv classes to cover the
      extended motion vector limit. The codec determines the effective
      motion search range conditioned on the actual frame dimension.
      
      It provides coding gains:
      
      stdhd 0.39%
      yt    0.56%
      hd    0.47%
      
      Major coding performance gains are packed in several sequences with
      intense motion activities, e.g., ped_1080p gains 7% at high bit-rates,
      and on average 3%.
      
      TODO: Need to further tune the rate control and motion search units.
      
      Change-Id: Ib842540a6796fbee5a797809433ef6a477c6d78d
      2a5278bd
    • Ronald S. Bultje's avatar
      Add support for tx_select in i8x8 encoding in keyframes. · b41dee84
      Ronald S. Bultje authored
      Also enable tx_select for keyframes.
      
      Change-Id: Iadb1231d9fa7af0c8dce3d9b41830b93a302479e
      b41dee84
  8. 07 Mar, 2013 1 commit
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Coding con-zero count rather than EOB for coeffs · eb6ef241
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      This patch revamps the entropy coding of coefficients to code first
      a non-zero count per coded block and correspondingly remove the EOB
      token from the token set.
      
      STATUS:
      Main encode/decode code achieving encode/decode sync - done.
      Forward and backward probability updates to the nzcs - done.
      Rd costing updates for nzcs - done.
      Note: The dynamic progrmaming apporach used in trellis quantization
      is not exactly compatible with nzcs. A suboptimal approach has been
      used instead where branch costs are updated to account for changes
      in the nzcs.
      
      TODO:
      Training the default probs/counts for nzcs
      
      Change-Id: I951bc1e22f47885077a7453a09b0493daa77883d
      eb6ef241
  9. 05 Mar, 2013 1 commit
    • Ronald S. Bultje's avatar
      Make superblocks independent of macroblock code and data. · 111ca421
      Ronald S. Bultje authored
      Split macroblock and superblock tokenization and detokenization
      functions and coefficient-related data structs so that the bitstream
      layout and related code of superblock coefficients looks less like it's
      a hack to fit macroblocks in superblocks.
      
      In addition, unify chroma transform size selection from luma transform
      size (i.e. always use the same size, as long as it fits the predictor);
      in practice, this means 32x32 and 64x64 superblocks using the 16x16 luma
      transform will now use the 16x16 (instead of the 8x8) chroma transform,
      and 64x64 superblocks using the 32x32 luma transform will now use the
      32x32 (instead of the 16x16) chroma transform.
      
      Lastly, add a trellis optimize function for 32x32 transform blocks.
      
      HD gains about 0.3%, STDHD about 0.15% and derf about 0.1%. There's
      a few negative points here and there that I might want to analyze
      a little closer.
      
      Change-Id: Ibad7c3ddfe1acfc52771dfc27c03e9783e054430
      111ca421
  10. 04 Mar, 2013 1 commit
    • Jingning Han's avatar
      Support 16K sequence coding · 5957b2b5
      Jingning Han authored
      Fixed a couple of variable/function definitions, as well as header
      handling to support 16K sequence coding at high bit-rates.
      
      The width and height are each specified by two bytes in the header.
      Use an extra byte to explicitly indicate the scaling factors in
      both directions, each ranging from 0 to 15.
      
      Tested coding up to 16400x16400 dimension.
      
      Change-Id: Ibc2225c6036620270f2c0cf5172d1760aaec10ec
      5957b2b5
  11. 28 Feb, 2013 1 commit
    • Dmitry Kovalev's avatar
      Code cleanup. · 0d9cc0a9
      Dmitry Kovalev authored
      Removing redundant 'extern' keyword, better formatting, code
      simplification.
      
      Change-Id: I132fea14f08c706ee9ea147d19464d03f833f25b
      0d9cc0a9
  12. 27 Feb, 2013 2 commits
    • John Koleszar's avatar
      Use ref_frame_map vice active_ref_idx on the encoder · 800ad0b8
      John Koleszar authored
      This patch makes the encoder's use of ref_frame_map and active_ref_idx
      consistent with the decoder. ref_frame_map[] maps a reference buffer
      index to its actual location in the yv12_fb array, since many
      references may share an underlying buffer. active_ref_idx[] mirrors
      cpi->{lst,gld,alt}_fb_idx, holding the active references in each
      slot.
      
      This also fixes a bug in setup_buffer_inter() where the incorrect
      reference was used to populate the scaling factors.
      
      Change-Id: Id3728f6d77cffcd27c248903bf51f9c3e594287e
      800ad0b8
    • John Koleszar's avatar
      Spatial resamping of ZEROMV predictors · eb939f45
      John Koleszar authored
      This patch allows coding frames using references of different
      resolution, in ZEROMV mode. For compound prediction, either
      reference may be scaled.
      
      To test, I use the resize_test and enable WRITE_RECON_BUFFER
      in vp9_onyxd_if.c. It's also useful to apply this patch to
      test/i420_video_source.h:
      
        --- a/test/i420_video_source.h
        +++ b/test/i420_video_source.h
        @@ -93,6 +93,7 @@ class I420VideoSource : public VideoSource {
      
           virtual void FillFrame() {
             // Read a frame from input_file.
        +    if (frame_ != 3)
             if (fread(img_->img_data, raw_sz_, 1, input_file_) == 0) {
               limit_ = frame_;
             }
      
      This forces the frame that the resolution changes on to be coded
      with no motion, only scaling, and improves the quality of the
      result.
      
      Change-Id: I1ee75d19a437ff801192f767fd02a36bcbd1d496
      eb939f45
  13. 26 Feb, 2013 1 commit
    • John Koleszar's avatar
      Refactor inter recon functions to support scaling · 6a4f708c
      John Koleszar authored
      Ensure that all inter prediction goes through a common code path
      that takes scaling into account. Removes a bunch of duplicate
      1st/2nd predictor code. Also introduces a 16x8 mode for 8x8
      MVs, similar to the 8x4 trick we were doing before. This has an
      unexpected effect with EIGHTTAP_SMOOTH, so it's disabled in that
      case for now.
      
      Change-Id: Ia053e823a8bc616a988a0af30452e1e75a739cba
      6a4f708c
  14. 23 Feb, 2013 1 commit
  15. 20 Feb, 2013 1 commit
  16. 19 Feb, 2013 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      Use lossless for Q0 · 93d6b86c
      Yaowu Xu authored
      The commit changes the coding mode to lossless whenever the lowest
      quantizer is choosen.
      
      As expected, test results showed no difference for cif and std-hd
      set where Q0 is rarely used. For yt and yt-hd set, Q0 is used for
      a number of clips, where this commit helped a lot in the high end.
      
      Average over all clips in the sets:
      yt: 2.391% 1.017% 1.066%
      hd: 1.937%  .764%  .787%
      
      Change-Id: I9fa9df8646fd70cb09ffe9e4202b86b67da16765
      93d6b86c
  17. 15 Feb, 2013 1 commit
  18. 13 Feb, 2013 2 commits
    • Ronald S. Bultje's avatar
      Add support for tile rows. · 89a206ef
      Ronald S. Bultje authored
      These allow sending partial bitstream packets over the network before
      encoding a complete frame is completed, thus lowering end-to-end
      latency. The tile-rows are not independent.
      
      Change-Id: I99986595cbcbff9153e2a14f49b4aa7dee4768e2
      89a206ef
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      fix the lossless experiment · 16f25f9d
      Yaowu Xu authored
      Change-Id: I95acfc1417634b52d344586ab97f0abaa9a4b256
      16f25f9d
  19. 12 Feb, 2013 1 commit
  20. 08 Feb, 2013 1 commit
    • John Koleszar's avatar
      Pass macroblock index to pick inter functions · 6125a1ed
      John Koleszar authored
      Pass the current mb row and column around rather than the
      recon_yoffset and recon_uvoffset, since those offsets will
      change from predictor to predictor, based on the reference
      frame selection.
      
      Change-Id: If3f9df059e00f5048ca729d3d083ff428e1859c1
      6125a1ed
  21. 07 Feb, 2013 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Added skip switches for SB32 and SB64 · 29731308
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Added switches and code to skip/breakout from
      doing SB32 and SB64 tests based on whether
      the 16x16 MB tests used split modes. Also to
      optionally skip 64x64 if 16x16 was chosen over
      32x32.
      
      Impact varies depending on clip from a few %
      up to almost 50% on encode speed. Only the
      split mode breakout is currently enabled.
      
      Change-Id: Ib5836140b064b350ffa3057778ed2cadcc495cf8
      29731308
  22. 05 Feb, 2013 1 commit
    • Ronald S. Bultje's avatar
      [WIP] Add column-based tiling. · 1407bdc2
      Ronald S. Bultje authored
      This patch adds column-based tiling. The idea is to make each tile
      independently decodable (after reading the common frame header) and
      also independendly encodable (minus within-frame cost adjustments in
      the RD loop) to speed-up hardware & software en/decoders if they used
      multi-threading. Column-based tiling has the added advantage (over
      other tiling methods) that it minimizes realtime use-case latency,
      since all threads can start encoding data as soon as the first SB-row
      worth of data is available to the encoder.
      
      There is some test code that does random tile ordering in the decoder,
      to confirm that each tile is indeed independently decodable from other
      tiles in the same frame. At tile edges, all contexts assume default
      values (i.e. 0, 0 motion vector, no coefficients, DC intra4x4 mode),
      and motion vector search and ordering do not cross tiles in the same
      frame.
      t log
      
      Tile independence is not maintained between frames ATM, i.e. tile 0 of
      frame 1 is free to use motion vectors that point into any tile of frame
      0. We support 1 (i.e. no tiling), 2 or 4 column-tiles.
      
      The loopfilter crosses tile boundaries. I discussed this briefly with Aki
      and he says that's OK. An in-loop loopfilter would need to do some sync
      between tile threads, but that shouldn't be a big issue.
      
      Resuls: with tiling disabled, we go up slightly because of improved edge
      use in the intra4x4 prediction. With 2 tiles, we lose about ~1% on derf,
      ~0.35% on HD and ~0.55% on STD/HD. With 4 tiles, we lose another ~1.5%
      on derf ~0.77% on HD and ~0.85% on STD/HD. Most of this loss is
      concentrated in the low-bitrate end of clips, and most of it is because
      of the loss of edges at tile boundaries and the resulting loss of intra
      predictors.
      
      TODO:
      - more tiles (perhaps allow row-based tiling also, and max. 8 tiles)?
      - maybe optionally (for EC purposes), motion vectors themselves
        should not cross tile edges, or we should emulate such borders as
        if they were off-frame, to limit error propagation to within one
        tile only. This doesn't have to be the default behaviour but could
        be an optional bitstream flag.
      
      Change-Id: I5951c3a0742a767b20bc9fb5af685d9892c2c96f
      1407bdc2
  23. 28 Jan, 2013 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Segment Skip Flag · 0ff9b033
      Paul Wilkins authored
      First step in simplifying the segment mode and
      segment EOB flags into a simpler segment skip
      flag that implies 0,0 mv and EOB at position 0.
      
      Change-Id: Ib750cac31a7a02dc21082580498efd9f7d8d72a5
      0ff9b033
  24. 25 Jan, 2013 1 commit
  25. 24 Jan, 2013 1 commit
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Adds an error-resilient mode with test · 01cafaab
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Adds an error-resilient mode where frames can be continued
      to be decoded even when there are errors (due to network losses)
      on a prior frame. Specifically, backward updates are turned off
      and probabilities of various symbols are reset to defaults at
      the beginning of each frame. Further, the last frame's mvs are
      not used for the mv reference list, and the sorting of the
      initial list based on search on previous frames is turned off
      as well.
      
      Also adds a test where an arbitrary set of frames are skipped
      from decoding to simulate errors. The test verifies (1) that if
      the error frames are droppable - i.e. frame buffer updates have
      been turned off - there are no mismatch errors for the remaining
      frames after the error frames; and (2) if the error-frames are non
      droppable, there are not only no decoding errors but the mismatch
      PSNR between the decoder's version of the post-error frames and the
      encoder's version is at least 20 dB.
      
      Change-Id: Ie6e2bcd436b1e8643270356d3a930e8989ff52a5
      01cafaab
  26. 16 Jan, 2013 1 commit
    • John Koleszar's avatar
      Start to anonymize reference frames · da832a80
      John Koleszar authored
      Remove lst_fb_idx, gld_fb_idx, alt_fb_idx, refresh_last_frame,
      refresh_golden_frame, refresh_alt_ref_frame from common. Gold/Alt are
      encode side conventions. From the decoder's perspective, we want to be
      dealing with numbered references.
      
      Updates to active_ref 2 signal mode context switches, vestigial from
      refresh_alt_ref_frame. This needs some clean up to make sense with
      increased numbers of reference frames, as well as reimplementing the
      swapping of alt/golden which was previously done using the
      buffer-to-buffer copy mechanism removed in an earlier commit.
      
      Change-Id: I7334445158b7666f9295d2a2dd22aa03f4485f58
      da832a80
  27. 14 Jan, 2013 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      Fix compiler warnings · 113005b1
      Yaowu Xu authored
      The warnings caused verify failure with gerrit for several  commits
      
      Change-Id: I030df8638bd69b8783a3ac58e720ff9f0bfd546c
      113005b1
  28. 10 Jan, 2013 2 commits
  29. 09 Jan, 2013 1 commit
    • Adrian Grange's avatar
      New prediction filter · 7d6b5425
      Adrian Grange authored
      This patch removes the old pred-filter experiment and replaces it
      with one that is implemented using the switchable filter framework.
      
      If the pred-filter experiment is enabled, three interopolation
      filters are tested during mode selection; the standard 8-tap
      interpolation filter, a sharp 8-tap filter and a (new) 8-tap
      smoothing filter.
      
      The 6-tap filter code has been preserved for now and if the
      enable-6tap experiment is enabled (in addition to the pred-filter
      experiment) the original 6-tap filter replaces the new 8-tap smooth
      filter in the switchable mode.
      
      The new experiment applies the prediction filter in cases of a
      fractional-pel motion vector. Future patches will apply the filter
      where the mv is pel-aligned and also to intra predicted blocks.
      
      Change-Id: I08e8cba978f2bbf3019f8413f376b8e2cd85eba4
      7d6b5425
  30. 08 Jan, 2013 1 commit
  31. 07 Jan, 2013 2 commits
  32. 06 Jan, 2013 1 commit