1. 03 Aug, 2012 1 commit
    • 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 17 Jul, 2012 1 commit
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 08 Jun, 2012 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Key frame and GF sizing changes. · 0cb4985b
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Changes to the equations for kf and gf minQ and to
      the boost calculations for kg and gf
      
      Change-Id: I312031c910e6a575334f49075c32f49a8dfff239
      0cb4985b
  9. 30 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Rate control fix. · b8c36905
      Paul Wilkins authored
      This fix addresses some problems with very complex clips like
      handling of flashes on clips like crew (which was made worse
      by an earlier patch (derf and std-hd)).
      
      Most clips a small effect but some between 1 & 2%
      
      Derf +0.039, +0.211%
      YT +0.042, +0.083%
      
      Change-Id: I65fc7c13afc31482040068544dd65b8808f5cb4a
      b8c36905
  10. 29 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Remove "est_max_qcorrection_factor" · f66747fe
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Removed the local scaling factor est_max_qcorrection_factor
      and related code to simplify estimateq calculation (little effect
      anyway)
      
      Cap range of total correction factor.
      
      Slight change to break out case to turn off arf.
      
      Change-Id: I748187737ba93cfadf016f3dfdf8d2741934067f
      f66747fe
  11. 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
  12. 11 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      First pass overhaul preparatory change. · 35358320
      Paul Wilkins authored
      This is the first patch in a series of changes to the first
      pass code. (Broken down for ease of testing/merging/review).
      
      This patch introduces a new stats element "sr_coded_error".
      This is the coded error recorded vs the second reference
      frame (which is updated such that it lags by at least one frame).
      No use is made of the new structure in this change so this patch
      should have no material effect.
      
      Removed some ifdefs and deprecated code (#if NEW_BOOST).
      Removed twopass.gf_decay_rate (not used any more)
      
      Change-Id: I1be672a73017f7c13fd50fb4f99236aa2ed30916
      35358320
  13. 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
  14. 26 Apr, 2012 1 commit
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Adds search option for best interpolation filter. · acdda50a
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      Adds a speed feature to conduct a brute force search among a set of
      available interpolation filters for the best one in an RD sense.
      
      There is a gain of 0.4% on derf, 1.0% on Std-HD.
      
      Patch 2: A macro added to determine if the encoder state is reset
      for each new filter tried.
      
      Patch 3: rebase, also fixes a bug (decodframe.c) introduced by a
      couple of missing function pointer assignements.
      
      Patch 4: rebase.
      
      Change-Id: Ic9ccca9d8c35c6af557449ae867391a2f996cc29
      acdda50a
  15. 25 Apr, 2012 1 commit
    • 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
  16. 18 Apr, 2012 1 commit
  17. 17 Apr, 2012 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      Added intra mode probabilites into coding_context · 31afc770
      Yaowu Xu authored
      These contexts need to be saved and restored for recode, otherwise
      encoder/decoder mismatch happens for some clips (eg._mobcal 720p)
      
      Change-Id: Ic65cfa0bf56ed0472ecab962ce31394d59d344bf
      31afc770
  18. 11 Apr, 2012 3 commits
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Refactoring of encode loop and bitstream packing · 13c6d1a8
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Some code re-factored / moved to allow the main
      pack operation inside the recode loop so  that the
      size estimate is accurate.
      
      Deletion of some redundant code relating to one pass.
      
      Aproximate improvement over March 27 code base:
      Derf 0.0%, YT 0.5%, YThd 0.3% Std_hd 0.25%
      
      Change-Id: Id2d071794ab44f0b52935f6fcdb5733d09a6bb86
      13c6d1a8
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      T8x8 zbin and rate control changes. · a3392d57
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Some adjustments to zbin for t8x8.
      Changes to rules for sizing forced key frames.
      Some extra stats output in tmp.stt.
      
      Approximate  gain on YT-hd set 0.5%
      
      There are still issues in sizing key frames and gf/arf frames
      when the image is largely static. These in part relate to
      problems with cost estimates in the recode loop.
      
      Change-Id: I6f0159dc8a8faeab4115a19c668d442491619a68
      a3392d57
    • Adrian Grange's avatar
      Superblock encoding order · 9daf3154
      Adrian Grange authored
      This is the first patch to add superblock (32x32) coding
      order capabilities. It does not yet do any mode selection
      at the SB level, that will follow in a further patch.
      
      This patch encodes rows of SBs rather than
      MBs, each SB contains 2x2 MBs.
      
      Two intra prediction modes have been disabled since they
      require reconstructed data for the above-right MB which
      may not have been encoded yet (e.g. for the bottom right
      MB in each SB).
      
      Results on the one test clip I have tried (720p GIPS clip)
      suggest that it is somewhere around 0.2dB worse than the
      baseline version, so there may be bugs.
      
      It has been tested with no experiments enabled and with
      the following 3 experiments enabled:
        --enable-enhanced_interp
        --enable-high_precision_mv
        --enable-sixteenth_subpel_uv
      in each case the decode buffer matches the recon buffer
      (using "cmp" to compare the dumped/decoded frames).
      Note: Testing these experiments individually created
      errors.
      
      Some problems were found with other experiments but it
      is unclear what state these experiments are in:
        --enable-comp_intra_pred
        --enable-newentropy
        --enable-uvintra
      
      This code has not been extensively tested yet, so there
      is every likelihood that further bugs remain. I also
      intend to do some code cleanup & refactoring in tandem
      with the next patch that adds the 32x32 modes.
      
      Change-Id: I1eba7f740a70b3510df58db53464535ef881b4d9
      9daf3154
  19. 21 Mar, 2012 2 commits
  20. 15 Mar, 2012 1 commit
    • Yaowu Xu's avatar
      WebM Experimental Codec Branch Snapshot · 6035da54
      Yaowu Xu authored
      This is a code snapshot of experimental work currently ongoing for a
      next-generation codec.
      
      The codebase has been cut down considerably from the libvpx baseline.
      For example, we are currently only supporting VBR 2-pass rate control
      and have removed most of the code relating to coding speed, threading,
      error resilience, partitions and various other features.  This is in
      part to make the codebase easier to work on and experiment with, but
      also because we want to have an open discussion about how the bitstream
      will be structured and partitioned and not have that conversation
      constrained by past work.
      
      Our basic working pattern has been to initially encapsulate experiments
      using configure options linked to #IF CONFIG_XXX statements in the
      code. Once experiments have matured and we are reasonably happy that
      they give benefit and can be merged without breaking other experiments,
      we remove the conditional compile statements and merge them in.
      
      Current changes include:
      * Temporal coding experiment for segments (though still only 4 max, it
        will likely be increased).
      * Segment feature experiment - to allow various bits of information to
        be coded at the segment level. Features tested so far include mode
        and reference frame information, limiting end of block offset and
        transform size, alongside Q and loop filter parameters, but this set
        is very fluid.
      * Support for 8x8 transform - 8x8 dct with 2nd order 2x2 haar is used
        in MBs using 16x16 prediction modes within inter frames.
      * Compound prediction (combination of signals from existing predictors
        to create a new predictor).
      * 8 tap interpolation filters and 1/8th pel motion vectors.
      * Loop filter modifications.
      * Various entropy modifications and changes to how entropy contexts and
        updates are handled.
      * Extended quantizer range matched to transform precision improvements.
      
      There are also ongoing further experiments that we hope to merge in the
      near future: For example, coding of motion and other aspects of the
      prediction signal to better support larger image formats, use of larger
      block sizes (e.g. 32x32 and up) and lossless non-transform based coding
      options (especially for key frames). It is our hope that we will be
      able to make regular updates and we will warmly welcome community
      contributions.
      
      Please be warned that, at this stage, the codebase is currently slower
      than VP8 stable branch as most new code has not been optimized, and
      even the 'C' has been deliberately written to be simple and obvious,
      not fast.
      
      The following graphs have the initial test results, numbers in the
      tables measure the compression improvement in terms of percentage. The
      build has  the following optional experiments configured:
      --enable-experimental --enable-enhanced_interp --enable-uvintra
      --enable-high_precision_mv --enable-sixteenth_subpel_uv
      
      CIF Size clips:
      http://getwebm.org/tmp/cif/
      HD size clips:
      http://getwebm.org/tmp/hd/
      (stable_20120309 represents encoding results of WebM master branch
      build as of commit#7a159071)
      
      They were encoded using the following encode parameters:
      --good --cpu-used=0 -t 0 --lag-in-frames=25 --min-q=0 --max-q=63
      --end-usage=0 --auto-alt-ref=1 -p 2 --pass=2 --kf-max-dist=9999
      --kf-min-dist=0 --drop-frame=0 --static-thresh=0 --bias-pct=50
      --minsection-pct=0 --maxsection-pct=800 --sharpness=0
      --arnr-maxframes=7 --arnr-strength=3(for HD,6 for CIF)
      --arnr-type=3
      
      Change-Id: I5c62ed09cfff5815a2bb34e7820d6a810c23183c
      6035da54
  21. 01 Mar, 2012 1 commit
  22. 29 Feb, 2012 1 commit
  23. 28 Feb, 2012 2 commits
    • Deb Mukherjee's avatar
      Initial refactoring of high_precision mv code. · 3e1cad9c
      Deb Mukherjee authored
      This is the first patch for refactoring of the code related to
      high-precision mv, so that 1/4 and 1/8 pel motion vectors can
      co-exist in the same bit-stream by use of a frame level flag.
      The current patch works fine for only use of 1/4th and
      only use of 1/8th pel mv, but there are some issues with the
      mode switching in between. Subsequent patches on this change Id
      will fix the remaining issues.
      
      Patch 2: Adds fixes to make sure that multiple mv precisions can
      co-exist in the bit-stream. Frame level switching has been tested
      to work correctly.
      
      Patch 3: Fixes lines exceeding 80 char
      
      Patch 4:
      http://www.corp.google.com/~debargha/vp8_results/enhinterp.html
      
      Results on derf after ssse3 bugfix, compared to everything
      enabled but the 8-tap, 1/8-subpel and 1/16-subpel uv. Overall the
      gains are about 3% now. Hopefully there are no more bugs lingering.
      Apparently the sse3 bug affected the quartel subpel results more than
      the eighth pel ones (which is understandabale because one bad predictor
      due to the bug, matters less if there are a lot more subpel options
      available as in the 1/8 subpel case).
      The results in the 4th column correspond to the current settings.
      The first two columns correspond to two settings of adaptive switching
      of the 1/4 or 1/8 subpel mode based on initial Q estimate. These
      do not work as good as just using 1/8 all the time yet.
      
      Change-Id: I3ef392ad338329f4d68a85257a49f2b14f3af472
      3e1cad9c
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Experimental branch code clean up. · 25c127f5
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Removal of some further code relating to partitions
      and error resilience.
      
      Spelling correction.
      
      Change-Id: I36067aae67a4a23bec359541dda3400b0bbf26d0
      25c127f5
  24. 25 Feb, 2012 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Removal of temporal re sampling code. · 80b873e3
      Paul Wilkins authored
      For now the interface elements have been left in place
      to make sure existing parameter files work but parameters
      relating to drop frame wont do anything.
      
      Change-Id: I579ee614726387381c546845dac4bc03c74c6a07
      80b873e3
  25. 24 Feb, 2012 1 commit
  26. 17 Feb, 2012 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Code base simplification. · 4cfb8ed4
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Removal of most code to do with 1 pass.
      Removal of cyclic refresh code.
      
      Change-Id: I74971082bc19dd76e795d4d2e781a0424cec5c8c
      4cfb8ed4
  27. 15 Feb, 2012 1 commit
  28. 14 Feb, 2012 1 commit
  29. 10 Feb, 2012 2 commits
  30. 09 Feb, 2012 1 commit
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Dual pred flag · 8266abfe
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Further changes to make experiments with the context
      used for coding the dual pred flag easier.
      
      Current best performing method tested on derf is a two
      element context based on reference frame. I also tried
      various combinations of mode and reference frame as
      shown in commented out case using up to 6 contexts.
      
      Derf +0.26 overall psnr +0.15% ssim vs original method.
      
      Change-Id: I64c21ddec0abbb27feaaeaa1da2e9f164ebaca03
      8266abfe
  31. 08 Feb, 2012 1 commit
  32. 06 Feb, 2012 2 commits
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Moved prob_dualpred to common. · c98e9d28
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Moved the prob_dualpred[] sturcture to common.
      Created common prediction entry for Dual flag.
      
      Change-Id: I9ac3d128bae6114f09e5c18216d4b95cf36453d5
      c98e9d28
    • Paul Wilkins's avatar
      Modified prediction behavior for reference frame. · 58ec6fe8
      Paul Wilkins authored
      Trial of a modified prediction function that ranks each possible
      reference frame based on a combination of local usage and
      frame level probability. The code is a bit cleaner and simpler.
      
      In direct comparison with old unpredicted method with segment level
      coding turned off for mode,ref & EOB the prediction gives a gain on derf
      of around 0.4%. There is some further gain from bug fixes over earlier code.
      
      With segment coding on the prediction method is slightly -ve on some very
      easy clips (at low rates) due to slightly higher overheads, but better on harder
      clips. Overall neutral on derf in direct comparison on latest code base, but
      compared to earlier code without bug fixes about +0.7% overall psnr
      +0.3% SSIM.
      
      Change-Id: I5b8474658b208134d352d24f6517f25795490789
      58ec6fe8
  33. 31 Jan, 2012 1 commit