Frame-rate up-conversion using transmitted true motion vectors

Yen Kuang Chen, Anthony Vetro, Huifang Sun, S. Y. Kung

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In this paper, we present a video frame-rate up-conversion scheme that uses transmitted true motion vectors for motion-compensated interpolation. In a past work, we demonstrated that a neighborhood-relaxation motion tracker can provide more accurate true motion information than a conventional minimal-residue block-matching algorithm. Although the technique to estimate the true motion vectors is a novelty in its own right, the strength of this technique can be further demonstrated through various spatio-temporal interpolation applications. In this work, we focus on the particular problem of frame-rate up-conversion. In the proposed scheme, the true motion field is derived by the encoder and transmitted by normal means (e.g., MPEG or H.263 encoding). Then, it is recovered by the decoder and is used not only for motion compensated predictions but also used to reconstruct missing data. It is shown that the use of our neighborhood-relaxation motion estimation provides a method of constructing high quality image sequences in a practical manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1998 IEEE 2nd Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
EditorsAbeer Alwan, Antonio Ortega, C.-C. Jay Kuo, C.L. Max Nikias, Ping Wah Wong
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780349199, 9780780349193
StatePublished - 1998
Event2nd IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 1998 - Redondo Beach, United States
Duration: Dec 7 1998Dec 9 1998

Publication series

Name1998 IEEE 2nd Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing


Other2nd IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRedondo Beach

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology


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