Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 76, Issue 3, pp 4179–4195 | Cite as

Region-based bit allocation and rate control for depth video in HEVC

  • Jianjun Lei
  • Zhenzhen Li
  • Tao Zhu
  • Xiaoxu He
  • Lei You
  • Chunping Hou


In this paper, we present a novel rate control method with optimized region-based bit allocation for depth video coding. First, a synthetic view distortion oriented segmentation method is proposed to divide depth video into different regions, including texture areas and smooth areas. Then, the expanded exponential distortion-rate (D-R) models and power quantization parameter-rate (QP-R) models are investigated to simulate rate-distortion (R-D) characteristics of different regions. Finally, an optimal bit allocation scheme is developed to adaptively allocate target bit with the division. Experimental results on various video sequences demonstrate that the proposed algorithm achieves excellent R-D efficiency and bit rate accuracy compared with benchmark algorithms.


Bit allocation Rate control Depth video Video coding HEVC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianjun Lei
    • 1
  • Zhenzhen Li
    • 1
  • Tao Zhu
    • 1
  • Xiaoxu He
    • 1
  • Lei You
    • 1
  • Chunping Hou
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronic Information EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinChina

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