Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Optimized Rate Control Algorithm of High-Efficiency Video Coding Based on Region of Interest

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Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Acceptance rate17%
Submission to final decision105 days
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CiteScore0.690
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