GHEVC: An Efficient HEVC Decoder for Graphics Processing Units

  title={GHEVC: An Efficient HEVC Decoder for Graphics Processing Units},
  author={Diego F. de Souza and Aleksandar Ilic and Nuno Roma and Leonel Sousa},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Multimedia},
The high compression efficiency that is provided by the high efficiency video coding (HEVC) standard comes at the cost of a significant increase of the computational load at the decoder. Such an increased burden is a limiting factor to accomplish real-time decoding, specially for high definition video sequences (e.g., Ultra HD 4K). In this scenario, a highly parallel HEVC decoder for the state-of-the-art graphics processor units (GPUs) is presented, i.e., GHEVC. Contrasting to our previous… CONTINUE READING