Enhanced Block-Based Adaptive Loop Filter With Multiple Symmetric Structures for Video Coding

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors present an Enhanced Block-based Adaptive Loop Filter (E-BALF) with multiple filter symmetric structures. The E-BALF adapts various filter symmetric structures in a rate-distortion optimization sense, reflecting the statistical properties of each image in a video sequence. Experimental results show that the proposed method achieves a reduction in the Bjontegaard Delta (BD)-bitrate by an average of 9.60% compared with Joint Model 11.0 of H.264/AVC. Compared to the state-of-the-art BALF, a reduction of up to 1.13% in BD-bitrate is achieved.

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