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International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP)

ISSN: 2074-9074 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9082 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIGSP Vol.8, No.11, Nov. 2016

An Efficient Deblocking Filter Algorithm for Reduction of Blocking Artifacts in HEVC Standard

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Author(s)

Hojatallah Karimzadeh, Mohammadreza Ramezanpour

Index Terms

HEVC;Deblocking filter;Artifacts;Image quality

Abstract

The international standard of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) improves the compression ratio over %50 compared with previous standards such as H264/AVC which maintain the same perceptual quality. HEVC has achieved significant coding efficiency improvement beyond existing video coding standard by employing several new coding tools. Deblocking filter, Adaptive Loop Filter (ALF) and Sample Adaptive Offset (SAO) are currently introduced for the HEVC standard. The deblocking filter detects the artifacts at the coded block boundaries and attenuates them by employing a selected filter. However, it was shown that the HEVC encoder may produce visible block artifacts on some sequences. In this paper, we propose an efficient deblocking filter to reduce block artifacts. The simulation results indicate that the maximum increase Peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR) of the proposed method is 0.09db, comparing to other deblocking filter algorithm. 

Cite This Paper

Hojatallah Karimzadeh, Mohammadreza Ramezanpour,"An Efficient Deblocking Filter Algorithm for Reduction of Blocking Artifacts in HEVC Standard", International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP), Vol.8, No.11, pp.18-24, 2016.DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2016.11.03

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