OpenDVC: An Open Source Implementation of the DVC Video Compression Method

29 Jun 2020  ·  Ren Yang, Luc van Gool, Radu Timofte ·

We introduce an open source Tensorflow implementation of the Deep Video Compression (DVC) method in this technical report. DVC is the first end-to-end optimized learned video compression method, achieving better MS-SSIM performance than the Low-Delay P (LDP) very fast setting of x265 and comparable PSNR performance with x265 (LDP very fast). At the time of writing this report, several learned video compression methods are superior to DVC, but currently none of them provides open source codes. We hope that our OpenDVC codes are able to provide a useful model for further development, and facilitate future researches on learned video compression. Different from the original DVC, which is only optimized for PSNR, we release not only the PSNR-optimized re-implementation, denoted by OpenDVC (PSNR), but also the MS-SSIM-optimized model OpenDVC (MS-SSIM). Our OpenDVC (MS-SSIM) model provides a more convincing baseline for MS-SSIM optimized methods, which can only compare with the PSNR optimized DVC in the past. The OpenDVC source codes and pre-trained models are publicly released at

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