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A Hybrid Frame Concealment Algorithm for H.264/AVC



Hamid Gharavi


In packet-based video transmissions, packets loss due to channel errors may result in the loss of the whole video frame. Recently, many error concealment algorithms have been proposed in order to combat channel errors, however most of the existing algorithms can only deal with the loss of macroblocks and are not able to conceal the whole missing frame. In order to resolve this problem, in this paper we have proposed a new hybrid motion vector extrapolation (HMVE) algorithm to recover the whole missing frame, and it is able to provide more accurate estimation for the motion vectors of the missing frame than other conventional methods. Simulation results show that it is highly effective and significantly outperforms other existing frame recovery methods.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7624
Report Number


Error concealment, error-resilient video transmission, whole-frame losses, H.264/AVC.


Gharavi, H. (2010), A Hybrid Frame Concealment Algorithm for H.264/AVC, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created January 5, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017