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348452000 Motion adaptive 91
348450000 Specified chrominance processing (e.g., Y/C separation) 9
348449000 Including nonstandard signal detection 1
20110013081SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A NON-VIDEO SOURCE IN VIDEO SIGNALS - A video sequence may include a modality corresponding with an embedded pattern. At least one state machine detects the modality in accordance with difference signals. A signal generator generates the difference signals responsive to decision windows that define regions of interest in the video sequence. The modality may correspond with an embedded film source or other pattern types in the video sequence. Where the state machine detects more than one pattern, a single pattern is selected according to a predetermined priority. The video sequence may contain both static patterns and embedded film source patterns. The state machine discerns the presence of the embedded film source patterns notwithstanding the presence of the static patterns.01-20-2011
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20130044259System And Method For Vertical Gradient Detection In Video Processing - Methods and systems for processing video information are disclosed herein and may comprise calculating at least one vertical gradient of a plurality of adjacent pixels within a current field. A two-field difference may be calculated between a plurality of pixels within a first field and a corresponding plurality of pixels within a second field. At least one pixel may be deinterlaced within the current field based at least in part on the calculated at least one vertical gradient and the calculated two-field difference. The two-field difference may indicate an amount of motion between the plurality of pixels within the first field and the corresponding plurality of pixels within the second field. Phase shifting may be applied to at least one of the plurality of pixels within the first field and the corresponding plurality of pixels within the second field to effect in-phase alignment.02-21-2013
20090207304Method for generating distances representative of the edge orientations in a video picture, corresponding device and use of the method for deinterlacing or format conversion - The distances representative of the edge orientation at a current points of a video picture generated are particularly used for the deinterlacing or format conversion of video pictures. It can be implemented in a video coder or decoder. According to the invention, the distances representative of the edge orientation calculated are filtered with a conditional median filter applied to a window of p by q distances. This filter only takes into account the distances of points for which the local gradient module of the video components is greater than a threshold.08-20-2009
20100033622Multiple description coding video transmission using de-interlacing mechanisms - Multiple Description Coding (MDC) has been shown to be an effective technique for robust transmission of video data over networks including wireless systems and the Internet. A method is provided where the video signal (02-11-2010
20100073557IMAGE CONVERSION DEVICE AND IMAGE CONVERTING METHOD - In an image conversion device, a unit calculates an estimate pixel value for comparing an upper line pixel value with a lower line pixel value using the upper line pixel value corresponding to a plurality of consecutive pixels to be interpolated in a line between adjacent upper and lower lines in a field image and calculates an estimate pixel value for comparing the lower line pixel value with the upper line pixel value using the lower line pixel value; a unit searches for a combination of an estimate pixel value to minimize the sum of an absolute value of a difference between the estimate pixel value for the upper line and an upper line pixel value and an absolute value of a difference between the estimate pixel value for the lower line and a lower line pixel value; and a unit interpolates a pixel value for the minimizing combination.03-25-2010
20100045860COLOR SUBTRACTIVE DISPLAY - The present invention relates to a display (02-25-2010
20100013990Method and system for detecting deinterlaced moving thin diagonal lines - A system and method that detect edges that are near horizontal thin lines in interlaced video in a deinterlacer. The system may detect edges in a video image and determine whether the edges are diagonal or nearly horizontal edges. Based on the determination the system may select a filter appropriate for filtering the edge. The system may utilize a control signal that may be low or high, and may according disable or enable filtering nearly horizontal edges, respectively.01-21-2010
20110001875VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE - When an input video source is a movie source, even then if the input video source contains a lot of noise, pulldown can be accurately detected by controlling a gain of a first noise removal circuit based on a pulldown detected state detected from a frame difference value between an input video signal and its frame-delayed video signal to increase the magnitude of the frame difference, and inserting a comparison threshold for determining whether the frame difference is large or small to a stable position, to improve the detection accuracy of a pulldown detection circuit. Moreover, after interlaced/progressive conversion is performed by an IP conversion circuit, a resultant progressive video signal is processed by a second noise removal circuit so that noise originally contained in the input video signal is removed, resulting in a high-quality output video signal.01-06-2011
20090040374IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - This invention enables, for example, reduction of motion blur in a hold-type display device and reduce flicker in an impulse-type display device by a simple process. For this purpose, an LPF filters a frame of input image data (A[i]) to generate low-frequency image data (L). A subtractor and an adder generate high-frequency image data (SH). Another adder adds the low-frequency image data (L) from a delay circuit to subsequent low-frequency image data. A divider halves the sum to generate low-frequency averaged image data (SL). A switch alternately outputs the high-frequency image data (SH) and the low-frequency image data (SL) every time a frame of image data is input. As a result, the apparatus of this invention can generate output image data having a frame rate twice that of the input image data.02-12-2009
20130063657DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus and a driving method thereof capable of assuring reliability in frame inversion driving and improving cinema video image quality are provided. To accomplish this, a display apparatus of the embodiment replaces at least one of a plurality of frame images obtained by doubling the frame rate, with a different image before display. Specifically, the display apparatus replaces at least one of the double-speed converted plural frame images with a high-frequency emphasized image and at least one with a low-frequency component image, and displays the frame images. Furthermore, the display apparatus replaces an image at the border between cinema images with a different image before displaying.03-14-2013
20090237557DEINTERLACING AND FILM AND VIDEO DETECTION WITH CONFIGURABLE DOWNSAMPLING - A system having a memory and a processor is disclosed. The memory may be arranged as (i) a first pipeline to buffer a plurality of full resolution fields and (ii) a second pipeline to buffer a plurality of low resolution fields. The processor is generally configured to (i) receive a particular one or more of the full resolution fields and a particular one or more of the low resolution fields from the memory and (ii) generate a film mode signal based on the particular low resolution fields, the film mode signal indicating a current mode among a plurality of pull-down modes related to a current field being deinterlaced.09-24-2009
20100085475Method and system for calculating interlace artifact in motion pictures - A method and system for calculating an interlace artifact in image data are disclosed. A motion picture of the image data comprises a series of frames, captured at a predefined interval of time. During processing of the motion picture, the frames are divided into fields, each field comprising one or more pixels. A difference between the pixels of the fields is calculated. Thereafter, edges of the pixels are calculated in the fields. The method and system then identify the focused area in the fields. To calculate the interlace artifact in the motion picture, the displacement of the focused area is calculated by using motion vectors. The artifacts are calculated as a ratio of a number of pixels based on motion vector calculation.04-08-2010
20100085476APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOW ANGLE INTERPOLATION - An apparatus of low angle interpolation is disclosed, which includes a low angle calculation circuit, a direction decision circuit, a post-processing circuit, an interpolator and a line buffer. According to a counterclockwise operating matrix and a clockwise operating matrix whose shapes look like triangles, the invention calculates sum of absolute differences (SAD) for each specified angle to correctly detect edges, thereby minimizing jaggies and frequency alias.04-08-2010
20130188093IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - This invention enables, for example, reduction of motion blur in a hold-type display device and reduce flicker in an impulse-type display device by a simple process. For this purpose, an LPF filters a frame of input image data (A[i]) to generate low-frequency image data (L). A subtractor and an adder generate high-frequency image data (SH). Another adder adds the low-frequency image data (L) from a delay circuit to subsequent low-frequency image data. A divider halves the sum to generate low-frequency averaged image data (SL). A switch alternately outputs the high-frequency image data (SH) and the low-frequency image data (SL) every time a frame of image data is input. As a result, the apparatus of this invention can generate output image data having a frame rate twice that of the input image data.07-25-2013
20110025911Method of enhancing motion pictures for exhibition at a higher frame rate than that in which they were originally produced - Previously-produced motion pictures are enhanced for theatrical exhibition, at double the frame rate at which they were originally produced. Synthesized images are interpolated between each of the images of the original motion picture. These interpolated images are generated through the use of computer software that analyzes the actual horizontal and vertical displacement of each pixel of every image of the original motion picture, so the interpolated images accurately depict the exact image that would have been captured, if the original motion picture had been produced at double the actual frame rate of production. This enhancement technique can be used selectively for certain scenes or sequences. The invention uses the 70 mm film format or digital equivalent, with picture information added to films produced in a 35 mm format. For image components containing complex motion, those components are selected for treatment to correct for such complexity. The entire process can be executed automatically.02-03-2011
20110298977VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE - A video processing device for converting an interlaced signal into a progressive signal includes an OSD mixer which mixes an OSD display, such as a caption or a telop, with the interlaced signal, a cinema detector which detects a pulldown pattern by comparing video images of different fields, a phase comparator which compares a timing of change in the OSD display and a timing of change in a cinema video image based on OSD mixing signals indicating OSD-mixed locations in the OSD mixer and on the pulldown pattern detected in the cinema detector, and an interpolated pixel generator which generates a new pixel between lines of the interlaced signal by an interpolation method based on a detection result in the cinema detector and on a comparison result in the phase comparator.12-08-2011
20110298976METHOD FOR CONVERTING BETWEEN INTERLACED VIDEO AND PROGRESSIVE VIDEO DURING TRANSMISSION VIA A NETWORK - A method for converting video data comprises providing video data in a first format, selecting consecutive pixel data corresponding to a line or fraction of a line of an image, and adapting a maximum length of a data packet to accommodate the selected pixel data. The payload section of a data packet exclusively carries pixel data originating from one single line of the source image. The method further comprises calculating a start address for a memory in a receiver beginning at which address the pixel data is to be written. The start address is added to a header section of the data packet in the transmitter. The data packet is transmitted via a network. In the receiver the pixel data is written to the memory beginning at the start address indicated in the header section. Video data is read from the target memory in accordance with a second format.12-08-2011
20090002552Color Difference Signal Ip Conversion Method - An output of a conventional color-difference inter-field interpolating unit (01-01-2009
20110134318HEAD-MOUNTED VISUAL DISPLAY DEVICE FOR LOW-VISION AID AND ITS SYSTEM - A head-mounted visual display device for low-vision aid, which features 2 models, they are analog signal model and digital signal model. Said analog device contains at least an analog video extractor, a video decoder, an ITU-R.656 decoder, a de-interlacing unit, an image processor, two YCbCr to RGB converter, two color enhancement units, two video D/A converter, a head mounted display, a signal voltage controller and a wireless communication module. Said digital device consists of a digital video signal extractor/capturer, a RGB to YCbCr converter, an image processor, two YCbCr to RGB converter, two color enforcement units, a head-mounted display, a signal voltage controller and a wireless communication module.06-09-2011
20100103312Video Display Device, Video Signal Processing Device, and Video Signal Processing Method - According to one embodiment, a video display device includes a detection part configured to input a video signal to detect a black screen region in an effective display region from each of a plurality of frame images, a setting part configured to set a region to be processed excluding a black screen region from each of the frame images based on the detected result, a frame interpolation processing part configured to generate an interpolated image of each of a plurality of frames using adjacent frame images to which a region to be processed is set, and a display monitor configured to display a video signal subjected to a frame interpolation process. The video display device only performs a frame interpolation process on a necessary screen region by performing frame interpolation using an image from which a black screen region is separated.04-29-2010
20090040373INTERFACE CONVERTING CIRCUIT - An interface converting circuit applied between a 3D de-interlace chip and a rear-end image compression chip. The interface converting circuit includes: a reducing FPS circuit, for dividing a first vertical synchronization signal to generate a second vertical synchronization signal, and converting a first horizontal synchronization signal to a second horizontal synchronization signal by masking the first horizontal synchronization signal according to the second vertical synchronization signal; a pixel clock multiplier, for multiplying a first pixel clock signal to generate a second pixel clock signal; and, a data-width converter, for converting an input signal with M bits data width, which is transmitted at a frequency of the first pixel clock signal by the 3D de-interlace chip, to an output signal with M/2 bits data width, which is transmitted at a frequency of the second pixel clock signal.02-12-2009
20100091183VIDEO CONVERSION APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A video conversion apparatus includes: a video format conversion unit configured to interpolate, in the case that video signals, which are made up of a luminance component and color difference components and of which the video format is the interlace format, have been supplied, the luminance component and color difference components of the video signals, thereby converting the video format of the video signals into the progressive format; and a color difference format conversion unit configured to interpolate the color difference components of the video signals obtained with the conversion by the video format conversion unit, thereby converting the color difference format of the video signals from a first color difference format to a second color difference format that includes more color difference components than the first color difference format.04-15-2010
20100033623SCANNING LINE INTERPOLATING DEVICE AND SCANNING LINE INTERPOLATION METHOD - An interpolation processing section determines a pixel value of an interpolation-target pixel by a diagonal interpolation process. An interpolation value limiting section compensates the pixel value determined by the interpolation processing section such that it becomes a value between pixel values of two adjacent pixels above and below the interpolation-target pixel. An intersection area detecting section judges whether or not the interpolation-target pixel is located in, when the horizontal axis represents a horizontal position and the vertical axis represents a pixel value, an area in proximity of a horizontal position where a curve line, representing pixel values of pixels on the scanning line above the interpolation-target pixel, and a curve line, representing pixel values of pixels on the scanning line below the interpolation-target pixel, intersects. Depending on a judgment result by the intersection area detecting section, a selecting section selectively outputs a pixel value determined by the interpolation processing section, or a pixel value compensated by the interpolation value limiting section, as an interpolated video signal. By this, the advantageous effect of the diagonal interpolation process is fully exerted while suppressing image quality degradation due to a false operation of the diagonal interpolation process.02-11-2010
20100201869IMAGE PROCESSING METHODS, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS USING INTERDEPENDENT PIXEL INTERPOLATION OPERATIONS - Image processing includes generating image data for an image, the image data including an array of original pixels. Respective first pixels for the image are interpolated from respective pluralities of original pixels adjacent the interpolated first pixels. Respective second pixels for the image are interpolated from respective pluralities of original pixels adjacent the interpolated second pixels using image information generated in the interpolation of the interpolated first pixels.08-12-2010
20100201868METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT DE-INTERLACING - A system and a method may include performing a coarse estimation to eliminate at least one direction from a set of edge candidate directions without directly evaluating each direction; performing a fine estimation to select a single direction as corresponding to an edge; and performing a directional interpolation as a function of the single selected direction to generate a pixel value for a pixel being interpolated.08-12-2010
20090086091VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD - According to one embodiment, top- and bottom-field picture signals in an interlaced picture signal are stored in sequence into a frame memory. A top-field brightness conversion unit reads a top-field picture signal from the frame memory, divides an interval in which that top-field picture signal is used into four subintervals, and produces in the subintervals top-field picture signals obtained by changing the brightness of the top-field picture signal. A bottom-field brightness conversion unit reads a bottom-field picture signal from the frame memory, divides an interval in which that bottom-field picture signal is used into four subintervals, and produces in the subintervals bottom-field picture signals obtained by changing the brightness of the bottom-field picture signal. A combining unit combines the brightness changed top-field picture signals and the brightness-changed bottom-field picture signals into a frame picture signal.04-02-2009
20090190028DETERMINING DEVICE THAT PERFORMS PROCESSING OF OUTPUT PICTURES - A system and method for determining the characteristics of a device coupled to a client device are disclosed. A method, according to one embodiment, includes driving a display device with a first video output signal formatted according to a first video interface specification; responsive to driving the display device, soliciting user input based on information included in the first video output signal; determining a characteristic of the display device based on the user input; and driving the display device according to the determined characteristic.07-30-2009
20090185073UNIFIED SYSTEM FOR PROGRESSIVE AND INTERLACED VIDEO TRANSMISSION - A system and method that support both progressive and interlaced format video transmission and display. The system utilizes de-interlacing techniques to convert input interlaced format video to progressive format video, and compress and vertically scale the progressive format video to communicate videos more efficiently in a progressive format. The system also supports interlaced and progressive displays, where after decompressing and vertically resealing the communicated compressed progressive format video, the video may be converted to interlaced format if the display supports interlaced format video. The system is capable of dynamically switching between the progressive and the interlaced format modes.07-23-2009
20090153731Method for Processing an Interlaced Scanning Image - A method for processing an interlaced scanning image that can eliminate the interference problem. The method for processing an interlaced scanning image comprises the steps of: obtaining an interlaced scanning image; defining a target zone from the interlaced scanning image; retrieving a plurality of scan lines of a first field of the target zone, wherein the first field can be odd field or even field; copying the plurality of scan lines of the first field to replace a second field of the target zone; performing an image process to the target zone; performing an image process to the whole image except the target zone; and consolidating the two processed images to a new one.06-18-2009
20100123824SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING - A signal processing circuit includes an interpolation filter for outputting an interpolation value of signal levels at positions of ¼ phase and ¾ phase between two original pixels of the input digital image adjacent in the predetermine direction; a phase shift circuit for outputting signal value of each of the two original pixels by shifting the phases of the signals of the two original pixels in the predetermined direction to ¼ phase and ¾ phase, respectively, between the two original pixels; a edge detection circuit for detecting a edge portion of the image from a signal level change of a plurality of pixels including the two original pixels of the input digital image in the predetermined direction; and a first signal selection circuit for outputting the output of the phase shift circuit when the edge is detected, and outputting the output of the interpolation filter when no edge is detected, based on the result of detection by the edge detection circuit.05-20-2010
20110013080IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A image processing apparatus includes an interlace/progressive converter that converts interlaced input image data into progressive image data; an up-convert material detector that detects low quality up-convert material likelihood of the interlaced input image data; and an image processor that obtains output image data by processing progressive image data on the basis of the detected signal of the up-convert material detector, wherein the up-convert material detector detects the low quality up-convert material likelihood on the basis of ratio of the sum of an inter-field pixel value difference and the sum of in-field pixel value difference, the pixels in a predetermined area being obtained as sequential notable pixels using image data of a first field and a second field that are continuous in each field.01-20-2011
20100123823DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a display apparatus and a control method thereof preventing boring and a trouble misunderstanding due to a mute screen supplied in changing an image signal, the display apparatus, including: a display unit which displays an image; an image processing unit which processes an input image signal to be displayed in the display unit, and displays a mute image in the display unit during a mute time when changing the input image signal; and a control unit which controls the image processing unit to gradually convert the total screen of the display unit displaying the input image signal to the mute image before displaying the mute image if a change signal for changing the input image signal is input.05-20-2010
20100091184Image processing apparatus, program, and method for performing preprocessing for movie reproduction of still images - An apparatus takes in a plurality of still image frames, to generate an interpolated image frame. Next, moving addition of the still image frame and an interpolated image frame is performed in time-axis direction, to generate a superimposed image frame. At this time, high spatial frequency components in the superimposed image frame are suppressed strongly as alienation of motion between the still image frames becomes larger. Movie is reproduced by sandwiching these superimposed image frames between the still image frames. As a result of this, the movie reproduction with smooth motion is made possible even from a group of the still images photographed by an electronics still camera and the like.04-15-2010
20100085477DISPLAY DEVICE - The display device including: a display panel; a backlight; a memory for converting frame rate of an input video signal and outputting a video signal; an interpolation frame generation unit for generating an interpolation frame based on the video signal output from the memory; a histogram generator for generating a histogram based on the input video signal; and a backlight brightness calculation unit for calculating a backlight control signal, the display device further comprising: wherein image data for display, which is obtained by an N-th frame of the input video signal, and image data of the interpolation frame generated based on the N-th frame and an (N+1)-th frame of the input video signal, is input to the display panel; and wherein the backlight control signal calculated based on the histogram generated based on the image data of the N-th frame is used for displaying the image data for display.04-08-2010
20090290063System and Method for Processing Videos and Images to a Determined Quality Level - System and method for processing videos and images to a determined quality level. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a method for enhancing video. The method includes providing a first video element that is uncompressed. The method also includes determining motion information associated with the video element. The method further includes providing a second video element by removing at least a defect from the first video element. The second video element includes a color luminance and a luminance. In addition, the method includes de-interlacing the second video element using the motion information. Furthermore, the method includes scaling the second video element. Also, the method includes providing a third video element by enhancing the chrominance and enhancing the luminance of the second video element. The method additionally includes outputting the third video element.11-26-2009
20090273709METHOD FOR CONVERTING AN IMAGE AND IMAGE CONVERSION UNIT - A method for converting an image and an image conversion unit are provided, the method comprising: determining a target pixel of pixels of the image; calculating a first value based on pixel values of a first set of pixels, wherein the first set of pixels do not include pixels in a column of the target pixel; determining a second value based on pixel values of a second set of pixels, wherein the second set of pixels are located in the column of the target pixel; and determining a pixel value of the target pixel based on adding the first and second values. The method and the image conversion unit are used e.g. for converting an image in interlaced format to progressive scan format.11-05-2009
20090278981METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROBUST SUPER-RESOLUTION VIDEO SCALING - A method and apparatus for scaling video images, which applies more particularly to techniques for converting video sequence formats and deinterlacing. The invention comprises a parameterized interpolation (11-12-2009
20090167937DE-INTERLACING APPARATUS, DE-INTERLACING METHOD, AND VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a de-interlacing apparatus includes: a motion vector detecting section; a full-screen shift detecting section detecting a full-screen shift; a moving-or-still judging section performing a moving/still judgment for a video signal; a moving judgment correcting section correcting a moving/still judgment result to lean toward a moving judgment when full-screen shift is detected; a first interpolation signal generating section generating a first interpolation signal for interpolating a one-field delay signal based on the motion vector and the full-screen shift; a second interpolation signal generating section generating a second interpolation signal for interpolating the one-field delay signal from a current field signal or a two-field delay signal; and an interpolation signal mixing section mixing the first and second interpolation signals to generate a mixed interpolation signal.07-02-2009
20100060785Image display unit - A image display unit is allowed to reproduce display characteristics substantially equivalent to that obtained with use of a cinema projector, when performing a image display based on a film image signal or an equivalent. The image display unit including: an image insertion section inserting an interpolation frame image into an input video signal as the film image signal or the equivalent; and a display section performing image display based on a video signal where the interpolation frame image is inserted. The image insertion section generates an optimized image as the interpolation frame image in which the insertion time period and the signal level are optimized based on display characteristics to be achieved in a projected image projected with the cinema film by a cinema projector, thereby to insert the optimized image into the input video signal at a position corresponding to a gap between frames of the cinema film.03-11-2010
20090167939VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSOR AND VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a video signal processor has a moving block determining module, a vertical edge detector, a moving block number counter, a moving field determining module, a pulldown pattern detector, and a pulldown signal determining module. The moving block determining module divides each field configuring an input video signal into a plurality of blocks, and determines a motion of a block within the plurality of blocks, the block of which the motion is determined having a same spatial position within two fields adjacent to each other. The vertical edge detector detects a vertical edge within each of the plurality of blocks in the each field. The moving block number counter counts a number of moving blocks excluding a block having the vertical edge within a screen based on the detection result of the vertical edge detector and the determination result of the moving block determining module. The moving field determining module determines a motion between the each field based on the counting result of the moving block number counter. The pulldown pattern detector detects a 2:2 pulldown pattern based on the determination result of the moving field determining module. The pulldown signal determining module determines whether the input video signal is a 2:2 pulldown signal depending on the detection result of the pulldown pattern detector.07-02-2009
20080291323Image processing device, data recording device, and method of controlling image processing device - The interlace/progressive conversion section of an image processing device sequentially receives image data corresponding to odd-numbered lines or sequentially receives image data corresponding to even-numbered lines. The interlace/progressive conversion section performs an even-numbered-line interpolation process that uses sequentially-received image data corresponding to first and second odd-numbered lines and generates image data corresponding to an even-numbered line between the first and second odd-numbered lines, or an odd-numbered-line interpolation process that uses sequentially-received image data corresponding to first and second even-numbered lines and generates image data corresponding to an odd-numbered line between the first and second even-numbered lines. After the even-numbered-line interpolation process, the interlace/progressive conversion section generates a progressive image by using image data corresponding to odd-numbered lines and image data corresponding to even-numbered lines generated by the even-numbered-line interpolation process; and after the odd-numbered-line interpolation process, the interlace/progressive conversion section generates a progressive image by using image data corresponding to even-numbered lines and image data corresponding to odd-numbered lines generated by the odd-numbered-line interpolation process.11-27-2008
20120293711IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided an image processing apparatus that converts an interlaced signal to a progressive signal, including: a field difference calculating unit calculating a field difference that is a difference between consecutive fields in the interlaced signal; a field resolution calculating unit calculating a field resolution that is a resolution of a field in the interlaced signal; a field correlation determining unit determining correlation between the consecutive fields based on the field difference and the field resolution; and an interpolated image deciding unit deciding the fields to be used in an interpolation process for obtaining the progressive signal based on a determination result produced by the field correlation determining unit.11-22-2012
20080204593Scan Convertion Image Filtering - An image processing apparatus in which output pixels of an output image are generated with respect to input pixels of an input image, a first subset of the output pixels being identical to respective input pixels and a second subset of the output pixels being derived from respective groups of one or more input pixels. The apparatus includes a spatial filter arrangement for filtering the second subset of pixels, the filter not being applied to filter the first subset of output pixels, the filter arrangement having a response such that high spatial frequencies are attenuated in the output image.08-28-2008
20080284907System And Method Of Dual-Screen Interactive Digital Television - Disclosed is a system and method of dual-screen interactive digital television (IDTV), which is implemented by applying modality-independent remote console technology. The system has two ends, referred to as host IDTV and handheld device. The host IDTV includes a host IDTV content, an IDTV middleware, a host graphic user interface (host GUI), and a server-side remote console control protocol. The handheld device includes a handheld IDTV content, an interface generator, a handheld GUI, and a client-side remote console control protocol. In the invention, the DTV content may only have a dual-screen execution mode. The DTV content may also switch between single-screen and dual-screen modes.11-20-2008
20110007210IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image-processing method determines the interpolation reliability for interpolated pixels in a progressive image, generated by interpolation of an interlaced image, by combining at least any of a first interpolation reliability determined based on the absolute value of the difference between pixels in an upper line and pixels in a lower line used to calculate the value of the interpolated pixels, a second interpolation reliability determined based on the width of the region used to determine the pixels in the upper line and the pixels in the lower line used to calculate the value of the interpolated pixels, and a third interpolation reliability determined by combining the change in luminance for the upper line and the change in luminance for the lower line within the region.01-13-2011
20100271545DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus includes a conversion unit for converting first video data having a first frame rate to second video data having a second frame rate which is “n” times as high as the first frame rate (“n” is an integer of two or larger), and a display unit for displaying the second video data. When the first video data is video data of two successive frame images having different brightness, the conversion unit performs a first frame rate converting process for converting the first video data to the second video data by outputting a frame image group made of two successive frame images in the first video data “n” times in a row at the second frame rate. Consequently, the frame rate converting process can be performed without deteriorating a visual effect such as an HDR effect, and viewing environment comfortable for the user can be realized.10-28-2010
20090244368VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - Disclosed herein is a video processing apparatus for performing video processing compatible with a dual link progressive scheme, said video processing apparatus including: two video processing circuits; and a control section.10-01-2009
20090167938Synthesized image detection unit - A high quality image is achieved by reducing the occurrence of combing noise in a synthesized image having an inserted image of a different frame frequency. A feature amount of a screen produced by an input interlace-scanned video signal is extracted, a film mode on a screen-by-screen basis from the feature amount extracted is detected, the input interlace-scanned video signal to be a synthesized image is decided from a local area in the screen, and the film mode detection is controlled not to output the film mode detection result, based on the decision result.07-02-2009
20090086092IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus detects an amount of pixel motion in a plurality of field images included in interlace image data, and determines a pixel region having a large motion by comparing the amount of the motion of the detected pixel to a predetermined threshold value. An image processing apparatus combines a predetermined pattern with the pixel region that has a large motion and is converted from the interlace image.04-02-2009
20090231486Method and Device for De-Interlacing a Video Signal Having a Field of Interlaced Scan Lines - A method and a device for de-interlacing a video signal having a field of interlaced scan lines are provided. The device comprises a direction engine and an interpolator. The direction engine is configured to calculate a de-interlacing cost with respect to a plurality of target pixels according to a first block and a second block of a plurality of pixels in the first and second interlaced scan lines respectively along each of a plurality of predetermined directions, and determine an interpolating direction for the target pixels among the predetermined directions according to the calculated de-interlacing cost of each of the predetermined directions. The interpolator interpolates the target pixels between the first and second interlaced scan lines along the interpolating direction.09-17-2009
20090102966SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MOTION AND EDGE ADAPTIVE PROCESSING INCLUDING MOTION COMPENSATION FEATURES - Systems and methods of processing pixel information associated with video image deinterlacing are disclosed. In one exemplary implementation, the method may include performing an edge adaptive interpolation process on a present field so as to determine whether an edge passes through a pixel, wherein the edge adaptive interpolation process provides edge data including a first intensity estimate for the pixel, receiving motion data associated with motion compensation processing, including an estimated motion vector for at least one pixel proximate to the pixel in at least one reference field, determining a second intensity estimate for the pixel as a function of the edge data and the motion data, and performing an intensity-calculation procedure, wherein an interpolated intensity of the pixel is calculated as a function of the first intensity estimate and the second intensity estimate.04-23-2009
20090251598INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus that has a frame buffer that stores an input video signal, that loads a video signal at an asynchronous timing with the video signal input from the frame buffer and then that I/P-converts the loaded video signal from an interlaced signal into a progressive signal includes: pulldown determination means that determines whether the input video signal is subjected to a process of skipping or repeating a source video signal through a pulldown process; and control means that, when it is determined that the input video signal is subjected to the process of skipping or repeating, controls a process of skipping or repeating the loaded video signal to obtain a pulldown pattern supported at an I/P conversion side at which the I/P-conversion is performed, when the loaded video signal is converted from an interlaced signal into a progressive signal.10-08-2009
20090244367CHOOSING VIDEO DEINTERLACING INTERPOLANT BASED ON COST - Deinterlacing of video involves converting interlaced video to progressive video by interpolating a missing pixel in the interlaced video from other pixels in the video. A plurality of interpolants are provided, each of which interpolates a pixel value from other pixels that are nearby in space and/or time. The data costs of using the various interpolants is calculated. A particular one of the interpolants is chosen based on the data costs associated with the various interpolants. The chosen interpolant is used to interpolate the value of the missing pixel. The interpolated pixel value may be refined based on exemplars. The exemplars may be taken from the video that is being deinterlaced.10-01-2009
20080259206ADAPATIVE DE-INTERLACER AND METHOD THEREOF - An adaptive de-interlacer can convert an interlaced video signal into a progressive video signal, and comprises an intra-field interpolator, an inter-field interpolator, a static pixel detector, a motion detector and a blending unit. The intra-field interpolator outputs an intra-field interpolated pixel based on a current field of the interlaced video signal, and the inter-field interpolator outputs an inter-field interpolated pixel based on successive fields of the interlaced video signal. The static pixel detector detects whether each interpolated pixel is a static pixel based on luminance differences between pixels of the successive fields with reference to a threshold and outputs a detection result. The motion detector generates a motion value for the interpolated pixel based on the successive fields and the detection result. The blending unit mixes the intra-field interpolated pixel and inter-filed interpolated pixel based on the motion value and the detection result so as to determine the interpolated pixel.10-23-2008
20100157148METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO DECODING AND DE-INTERLACING - A method for video decoding in a video decoding/de-interlacing display apparatus that utilizes a storage device is provided. The method includes: (a) decoding video data of a next picture; (b) if the next picture is a B picture, buffering the decoded video data of the next picture into a frame buffer of the storage device not stored with a reference picture nor a present display picture nor a previous display picture; and (c) if the decoded next picture is a reference picture, buffering the decoded video data of the next picture into a frame buffer of the storage device not stored with a last decoded reference picture nor the present display picture nor the previous display picture.06-24-2010
20100165190Signal output device and signal output method - A signal output device includes a signal output unit to output a video signal based on input image data, a storage unit to store the image data, a detection unit to detect whether or not the number of frames included in one set of image data stored in the storage unit satisfies a predetermined number, and a data creating unit to add, if the number of the frames included in the one set of image data does not satisfy the predetermined number, a new frame to the one set of image data so that the number of the frames included in the one set of image data satisfies the predetermined number, and to input, to the signal output unit, the one set of image data to which the new frame has been added.07-01-2010
20100002131FLICKER REDUCTION FOR 2-DIMENSIONAL DE-INTERLACING - A method and apparatus of de-interlacing are disclosed. A flicker bit is assigned to each line of a frame to indicate a flicker characteristic of each line. A de-interlaced line is then generated by duplicating a neighboring scan line in a current frame according to an active flicker bit of a previous frame.01-07-2010
20100188570VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND RELATED METHOD FOR DE-INTERLACING - A video processing apparatus for de-interlacing includes a video decoder and a de-interlacing circuit. The video decoder decodes a video data stream to generate an interlaced video signal and transmits a first interlaced control signal. The de-interlacing circuit is coupled to the video decoder, and includes a detecting unit and an interlacing to progressive converting unit. The detecting unit generates a second interlaced control signal according to the interlaced video signal and the first interlaced control signal. The interlacing to progressive converting unit is coupled to the detecting unit for receiving the interlaced video signal as well as the second interlaced control signal and for converting the interlaced video signal into a first progressive video signal according to the second interlaced control signal.07-29-2010
20080211960METHOD AND RELATED APPARATUS FOR IMAGE DE-INTERLACING - An image de-interlacing method comprises: (a) defining a first threshold value and a second threshold value, wherein the second threshold value is larger than the first threshold value; (b) generating a parameter according to motion level of a interlaced image; and (c) utilizing a first interpolation method and a second interpolation method to jointly process the interlaced image if the parameter is in a range between the first threshold value and the second threshold value.09-04-2008
20100201867Method for Graphical Scaling of LCDS in Mobile Television Devices - A system for graphically scaling of LCDs in mobile television devices is provided. PAL resolution is 720×576, and DVB-T broadcasts in Europe, for example, use this resolution. In order to display this PAL video on a 480×272 LCD, scaling algorithms are used. However, when MHEG-5 content is present on the video stream, a different scaling is required. The present principles provide a mechanism to convert the interlaced PAL video at a resolution of 720—576 to the progressive display of an LCD having a resolution of 480—272.08-12-2010
20100225805VIDEO PROCESSOR AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED DEINTERLACING AND INVERSE TELECINE - A video apparatus is provided with automatic deinterlacing and inverse telecine pre-filtering capability to automatically analyze the frames of the video to determine at least whether the video is one of telecine, non-telecine progressive and non-telecine interlaced formatted, and to automatically reformat the video into a non-telecine progressive format if the video is determined to be one of telecine and non-telecine interlaced formatted.09-09-2010
20100253837IMAGE APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TYPE OF IMAGE DATA AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING IMAGE APPLICABLE THERETO - An image apparatus and an image processing method are provided. The image apparatus determines a type of original format of inputted image data and determines a degree of noise reduction in accordance with the determined type of original format. As a result, an optimized noise reduction can be carried out.10-07-2010
20090040375Method of Processing Fields of Images and Related Device for Data Lines Similarity Detection - A display controller capable of detecting data line similarity is provided. The display controller includes a buffer for temporarily storing a plurality of data lines of a target field, a data line similarity detector, coupled to the buffer, for detecting a similarity of each data line of the target field, a data line state recorder for recording the similarity of each data line of the target field, a de-interlacer coupled to the buffer, and a scaler coupled to the de-interlacer, wherein the de-interlacer selectively de-interlaces the target field according to the content stored in the data line state recorder in order to generate a de-interlaced output, and the scaler generates a scaling output according to the de-interlaced output.02-12-2009
20090322941IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - According to the present invention, in converting an interlaced signal in 4:2:0 format into an interlaced signal in 4:2:2 format, diagonal correlation is detected using a luminance signal and color-difference signals are also interpolated diagonally based on a result of the detection. As a result, the quality of the image represented by the color-difference signals can be improved and the signal can be converted into the 4:2:2 format with the block noise of the color-difference signals, which could be produced in an MPEG decoded image in the 4:2:0 format, reduced.12-31-2009
20110032418IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND DEINTERLACING METHOD THEREOF - An image processing device and a deinterlacing process thereof are provided. The deinterlacing process reads a memory to retrieve ten pixels of an image field that are temporarily stored in the memory, wherein the ten pixels are located on a first column, a second column, a third column, a fourth column and a fifth column of a first row and a second row of the image filed. Then, the deinterlacing process estimates the data of an interpolated pixel according to the data of the ten pixels. The interpolated pixel is inserted between the first and second rows of the image field on the third column to form a deinterlaced image frame.02-10-2011
20110001873FRAME RATE CONVERTER FOR INPUT FRAMES WITH VIDEO AND FILM CONTENT - A frame rate converter device and method for interpolation during frame rate conversion are disclosed. The method includes, receiving input frames containing film content and video content. The film content exhibits a 3:2 pull-down cadence while video content that does not exhibit such cadence. Consecutive frames C01-06-2011
20110001874FRAME RATE CONVERSION DEVICE AND FRAME RATE CONVERSION METHOD - When a frame rate is doubled by repeating video signals of respective frames twice and then resultant video signals are supplied to the overdrive circuitry, the number of cases where the effect of overdrive is not sufficiently obtained is likely to increase undesirably. A double-speed conversion section inserts, between video signals of an N-1th frame and an Nth frame following the N-1th frame which are input video signals, an N-1th interpolation frame video signal at a signal level same as that of the N-1th frame video signal, and outputs resultant video signals at a frame rate twice as high as that of the input video signals. An interpolation frame correcting section corrects the N-1th interpolation frame video signal outputted from the double-speed conversion section, in accordance with the signal levels of the N-1th frame video signal and of the Nth frame video signal.01-06-2011
20100220232PIPELINING TECHNIQUES FOR DEINTERLACING VIDEO INFORMATION - Pipelining techniques to deinterlace video information are described. An apparatus may comprise deinterlacing logic to convert interlaced video data into deinterlaced video data using multiple processing pipelines. Each pipeline may process the interlaced video data in macroblocks. Each macroblock may comprise a set of working pixels from a current macroblock and supplemental pixels from a previous macroblock. Other embodiments are described and claimed.09-02-2010
20100149415SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF DE-INTERLACING OF SCALED VIDEO - A system, apparatus, and method are provided for a video detector that computes a measure of how much a given video content resembles one of a de-interlaced video content or a progressive video content. More particularly, the present invention determines the position of original and interpolated lines and the scaling factor of an input content whenever that content was scaled after de-interlacing.06-17-2010
20090051809System and Method for Combining Interlaced Video Frames - System and method for combining interlaced video frames. A method embodiment for displaying a de-interlaced video sequence includes receiving a video stream, decoding the video stream to produce a sequence of interlaced video fields, creating a first de-interlaced video frame by combining at least two interlaced video fields, determining a cadence of the first de-interlaced video frame, and outputting the first de-interlaced video frame in a next de-interlaced video frame display time slot if the first de-interlaced video frame has proper cadence, while if the de-interlaced video frame has a broken cadence, re-outputting a previously outputted de-interlaced video frame in the next de-interlaced video frame display time slot. A feed-forward control signal may be used to determine which de-interlaced video frame to output and helps to minimize latency as well as storage requirements.02-26-2009
20100157147SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DE-INTERLACING WITH ERROR CRITERION - A de-interlacing device and method are provided that may be used in a memory based video processor. The de-interlacer mixes the output of a temporal de-interlacer and a spatial de-interlacer. Two separate error values are used; one for the temporal de-interlacer and another for the spatial de-interlacer. The de-interlacing device calculates from the two error values, using a non-linear mapping, a mix factor used to mix between the outputs of the spatial and temporal de-interlacers.06-24-2010
20110085079Video Processing System and Method with Dynamic Tag Architecture - A method of processing digital video signals, comprising: receiving input pixels to be processed; performing multiple processing operations on the input pixels, where the multiple processing operations are performed during a time interval determined in part by a desired video output rate; and performing a classification analysis at an intermediate time during the time interval, the classification analysis yielding tag data that is used to dynamically vary one or more of the multiple processing operations, and where the tag data is generated on a per-pixel basis to enable pixel by pixel variation of the multiple processing operations.04-14-2011
20090322940Apparatus and Method for Film Source Reconstruction - A method for film reconstruction includes identifying motion tear artifacts within a plurality of video fields of a stream of video fields. The motion tear artifacts identified by analyzing the video fields using fuzzy logic. The method also includes comparing the analysis of one video field to the analysis of an immediately preceding video field to determine whether there is a relatively high level of motion tear artifacts within the video field or a relatively low level of motion tear artifacts within the video field. The method further includes identifying a pattern of temporal periodicity for the comparisons. The method also includes determining the cadence of the stream of video fields based on the pattern of temporal periodicity.12-31-2009
20120188445Determining Device That Performs Processing of Output Pictures - A system and method for determining the characteristics of a device coupled to a client device are disclosed. A method, according to one embodiment, includes driving a display device with a first video output signal formatted according to a first video interface specification; responsive to driving the display device, soliciting user input based on information included in the first video output signal; determining a characteristic of the display device based on the user input; and driving the display device according to the determined characteristic.07-26-2012
20080316356DETECTION OF PROGRESSIVE PULLDOWN IN A VIDEO SEQUENCE - System and methods for the detection of progressive pulldown in a video sequence are provided. The method comprises calculating a difference between temporally adjacent frames in the video sequence, generating a pattern based upon these differences, and comparing the generated pattern against patterns understood for known progressive film modes in order to determine if the video sequence comprises a known progressive film mode. In one embodiment, the pattern may be adjusted to account for uncertainty in assigning values to the pattern, reducing the likelihood of false detections. In another advantage, confidence metrics are built into the method in order to further reduce the incidence of false detections.12-25-2008
20110096231METHOD FOR VIDEO DEINTERLACING AND FORMAT CONVERSION - A method for deinterlacing a picture is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps of (A) generating a plurality of primary scores by searching along a plurality of primary angles for an edge in the picture proximate a location interlaced with a field of the picture, (B) generating a plurality of neighbor scores by searching for the edge along a plurality of neighbor angles proximate a particular angle of the primary angles corresponding to a particular score of the primary scores having a best value and (C) identifying a best score from a group of scores consisting of the particular score and the neighbor scores to generate an interpolated sample at the location.04-28-2011
20110075026PIXEL INTERPOLATION WITH EDGE DETECTION BASED ON CROSS-CORRELATION - A pixel interpolation process is based on detection of a potential edge in proximity to a pixel being estimated, and the angle thereof. The potential edge and its angle is determined based on filtering of offset or overlapping sets of lines from a pixel window centered around the pixel being estimated and then cross-correlating the filter results. The highest value in the correlation result values represents a potential edge in proximity to the pixel being estimated and the index of the highest value represents the angle of the potential edge. This information is used in conjunction with other information from the cross-correlation and analysis of the differences between pixels in proximity to verify the validity of the potential edge. If determined to be valid, a diagonal interpolation based on the edge and its angle is used to estimate the pixel value of the pixel. Otherwise, an alternate interpolation process, such as vertical interpolation, is used to estimate the pixel value for the pixel.03-31-2011
20110043688METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VIDEO OVERLAY ON FILM DETECTION ON PROGRESSIVE VIDEO INPUT - A video processor receives an interlaced video comprising source video content and video overlay content. A progressive video of the received interlaced video is used for video overlay detection. The received interlaced video is deinterlaced and converted to a high frame-rate progressive video for display. Video overlay detection and frame based cadence detection are performed independently during frame-rate conversion. Candidate cadences are detected for each video frame. Decisions on final cadences for each video frame are made based on the detected candidate cadences and the detected video overlay content. A frame-rate upconversion is performed according to the final cadence detection decisions. Video frame differences between each video frame and associated adjacent video frames are generated for video overlay detection. Pixel values per line are integrated for each generated video frame difference. An overlay detection vector is formed for each video frame via an element-wise min-operation and refined temporally and/or spatially.02-24-2011
20110019085FILM-MODE VIDEO STREAM HANDLING METHOD AND SYSTEM - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method for detecting a bad edit. The method includes receiving a 3:2 film-mode video signal comprising a sequence of video fields, for each of the sequence of video fields, determining a state for the each video field based on a first moving-pixel count for the each video field with respect to a previous same-parity video field for the each video field and a second moving-pixel count for a first immediately preceding field for the each video field with respect to a second previous same-parity field for the first immediately preceding field, and identifying the 3:2 film-mode video signal as a bad edit if a predetermined state transition has been detected in the sequence of video fields.01-27-2011
20080246876VIDEO DE-INTERLACER USING PIXEL TRAJECTORY - A method of de-interlacing interlaced video information including determining functional equations which estimate trajectories of corresponding pixel locations based on statistical information, updating each functional equation with sampled pixel values from the interlaced video information of corresponding pixel locations, and evaluating the functional equations at a time point of a progressive frame and providing corresponding progressive pixel values. A video de-interlace system including a trajectory estimator and a component estimator. The trajectory estimator provides functional equations estimating trajectories of tracked pixel locations based on statistical information. The component estimator receives the functional equations and the interlaced video information and provides progressive pixel values. The component estimator updates each functional equation with sampled pixel values from the interlaced video information, and evaluates the updated functional equations at selected time points to provide progressive frames.10-09-2008
20100283895Methods and Systems for Picture Resampling - Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and methods for picture up-sampling and picture down-sampling. Some aspects relate to a selective filter process whereby a filter is selected based on the position of a first resolution picture relative to a second resolution picture. Some aspects relate to an up-sampling and/or down-sampling procedure designed for the Scalable Video Coding extension of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.11-11-2010
20110134319HEAD-MOUNTED VISUAL DISPLAY DEVICE WITH STEREO VISION AND ITS SYSTEM - A head-mounted visual display device for low-vision aid, which features 2 models, they are analog signal model and digital signal model. Said analog device contains at least an analog video extractor, a video decoder, an ITU-R.656 decoder, a de-interlacing unit, an image processor, two YCbCr to RGB converter, two color enhancement units, two video D/A converter, a head mounted display, a signal voltage controller and a wireless communication module. Said digital device consists of a digital video signal extractor/capturer, a RGB to YCbCr converter, an image processor, two YCbCr to RGB converter, two color enforcement units, a head-mounted display, a signal voltage controller and a wireless communication module.06-09-2011
20080218629Method and system for processing image data in LCD by integrating de-interlace and overdrive operations - A system for integrating de-interlace and overdrive operations includes a de-interlace device, a first frame scaling controller, a second frame scaling controller and an overdrive device. The de-interlace device performs a de-interlace operation on plural fields to thereby obtain plural frames. The first frame scaling controller receives a first frame among the plural frames and performs a vertical and horizontal scaling operation on the first frame to thereby produce a first display frame. The second frame scaling controller receives a second frame among the plural frames and performs a vertical and horizontal scaling operation on the second frame to thereby produce a second display frame. The overdrive device produces a driving voltage based on a difference between a pixel of the second display frame and a pixel of the first display frame corresponding to the pixel of the second display frame.09-11-2008
20100079668Video de-interlacing - In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, de-interlacing may be accomplished by using an edge gradient to select a best interpolation direction for several adjacent pixels between two lines of interlaced video. The interpolation of the intermediate line is performed using the best direction. Then the pixels in the line above and below are analyzed to determine whether the interpolated pixel value should actually be used in view of the possible presence of artifacts.04-01-2010
20100066901APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING VIDEO DATA - A SIMD processor architecture comprises a Linear Processor Array (LPA) (03-18-2010
20100026890IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a resolution increasing module and a moving-image improving module. The resolution increasing module performs, on receipt of a first video signal with first resolution, super resolution conversion on the first video signal to obtain a second video signal with second resolution that is higher than the first resolution by estimating an original pixel value from the first video signal and increasing pixels. The resolution increasing module also performs first correction on the second video signal obtained by the super resolution conversion. The moving-image improving module configured to perform, on the second video signal subjected to the first correction, second correction except for a correction process included in the first correction.02-04-2010
20120026392Method and System for Reducing the Appearance of Jaggies When Deinterlacing Moving Edges - A method and system for reducing the appearance of jaggies when deinterlacing moving edges in a video processing system are provided. The method may comprise detecting the direction of an angled edge in an interlaced video image to determine a filtering direction to be used for approximating absent pixels in deinterlacing the interlaced video. In detecting the direction of the angled edge, a group of windows of different sizes may be used to look at the edge, where a missing pixel is the center of each of the windows. Detecting the direction of the edge, and therefore the direction of filtering, may comprise: determining the angle associated with the edge, determining the strength of the edge, examining the pixels surrounding the absent pixel, and adjusting the first angle measure and the second angle measure based on the pattern of the surrounding pixels.02-02-2012
20130010188WIDE-BAND MULTI-FORMAT AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION SYSTEM WITH FRAME-RATE CONVERSION - A system for processing an audio/video program to output at a desired display rate includes a computer including RAM, ROM and a processor. The system has an input receiving an input video program in a first interlaced format. The computer has hardware or software functioning to: storing the input program, at least temporarily, in the first format; de-interlacing the input video program to generate a video program in a first progressive format having progressive frames, each progressive frame being derived from a respective one, and only one, of the fields in the first interlaced format; removing or repeating some of the frames of the video program in the first progressive format generating a program in a second progressive format; outputting the program in the second progressive format, wherein the display rate of the program is at least 48 frames-per-second.01-10-2013
20110102672Closing a Video Stream Object - Techniques are provided for facilitating processing of interlaced video images for progressive video displays. A method receives from a renderer a query for a graphics device driver to a graphics processing capability that can be performed by an associated graphics device in de-interlacing video data, communicating the query to the graphics device driver, receiving from the graphics device driver a response to the query that identifies the graphics processing capabilities to the renderer, and communicating the response to the renderer. The method includes receiving from the renderer a further query for the graphics device driver to at least one input requirement associated with the identified graphics processing capability, communicating the further query to the graphics device driver, receiving from the graphics device driver a further response to the further query that identifies the input requirement(s) associated with the graphics processing capability, and communicating the further response to the renderer.05-05-2011
20090310018DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus and a driving method thereof capable of assuring reliability in frame inversion driving and improving cinema video image quality are provided. To accomplish this, a display apparatus of the embodiment replaces at least one of a plurality of frame images obtained by doubling the frame rate, with a different image before display. Specifically, the display apparatus replaces at least one of the double-speed converted plural frame images with a high-frequency emphasized image and at least one with a low-frequency component image, and displays the frame images. Furthermore, the display apparatus replaces an image at the border between cinema images with a different image before displaying.12-17-2009
20120257106VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - There is provided a video processing apparatus including a video addition unit for receiving two systems of input interlaced video signals each including two fields, and adding the video signals to generate a ½x video signal of the input interlaced video signal. The video addition unit adds a second field of the interlaced video signal of one system among the two systems and a first field of the interlaced video signal of the other system to generate the ½x video signal of the input interlaced video signal, subjects the interlaced video signal of the other system to 1 horizontal line delay when the ½x video signal is generated, validates a horizontal line in a vertical blanking interval on one row of a top line of valid lines in the first field of the interlaced video signal of the other system, and then adds the video signals of the two systems.10-11-2012
20120320265METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING LOW-RESOLUTION VIDEO - Systems and methods are provided for improving the visual quality of low-resolution video displayed on large-screen displays. A video format converter may be used to process a low-resolution video signal from a media providing device before the video is displayed. The video format converter may detect the true resolution of the video and deinterlace the video signal accordingly. For low-resolution videos that are also low in quality, the video format converter may reduce compression artifacts and apply techniques to enhance the appearance of the video.12-20-2012
20100231785BROADCAST RECEIVER AND BROADCAST RECEIVING METHOD - A broadcast receiver includes: an image analyzer configured to perform an analysis on a series of images; a recorder configured to record a result of the analysis and the series of images; and an image processor configured to perform image processing on a target image included in the series of images recorded in the recorder based on the result of the analysis performed for images subsequent to the target image.09-16-2010
20110157465LOOK UP TABLE UPDATE METHOD - An update method for look up table (LUT) is suitable for an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes a multiple-interpolation lookup table device having an execution LUT, and the LUT update method updates the multiple-interpolation lookup table device according to a source LUT. The update method includes the steps of dividing the source LUT into a plurality of sub LUTs; and using the sub LUTs to respectively update content of the execution LUT in a plurality of vertical blanking intervals (VBIs).06-30-2011
20120242896VIDEO IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A video image processing apparatus has a determination unit that determines whether an interpolation pixel generation position is an edge portion in an oblique direction, and determines a direction of the edge; and a generation unit that generates an interpolation pixel at an interpolation pixel generation position at which there is video image motion and which has been determined, by the determination unit, to be an edge portion in an oblique direction, in use of a pixel that is present in the edge direction, wherein the determination unit determines whether the interpolation pixel generation position is an edge portion in an oblique direction on the basis of whether or not a pixel value one line above or one line below the interpolation pixel generation position increases or decreases locally at positions that are adjacent, in a vertical direction, to the interpolation pixel generation position.09-27-2012
20080239145IMAGE EXPANSION APPARATUS, VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE EXPANSION METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image expansion apparatus includes a vertical interpolating part obtaining a pixel value of an interpolation target pixel based on pixel values of an upper pixel and a lower pixel of the interpolation target pixel, a diagonal interpolating part obtaining a pixel value of the interpolation target pixel based on pixel values of a pixel at a diagonally upper side and a pixel at a diagonally lower side of the interpolation target pixel, which are two pixels in opposite directions with the interpolation target pixel as a center, a difference computing part obtaining a difference between a pixel value of an image block including the interpolation target pixel and a mean value of pixel values of two image blocks at both left and right sides of the image block, as an index value expressing an edge shape in a periphery of the interpolation target pixel, and a mixing part mixing the pixel value of the interpolation target pixel obtained by the vertical interpolating part and the pixel value of the interpolation target pixel obtained by the diagonal interpolating part in accordance with a mixture ratio corresponding to the index value of the edge shape obtained by the difference computing part.10-02-2008
20080231747DEINTERLACING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIGITAL MOTION PICTURE - A deinterlacing method for a digital motion picture is provided. The method includes determining if a predicted pixel lies in an artificial horizontal line or not according to the relationship among a first pixel value, a second pixel value, a first threshold value and a second threshold value; and estimating the predicted pixel value in a still image manner if the predicted pixel is determined to lie in an artificial horizontal line. The present invention also includes an apparatus implementing the deinterlacing method.09-25-2008
20080231746Method and system for edge directed deinterlacing in video image processing - A method and a system is provided for deinterlacing interlaced video containing an interlaced image field f including scan lines of multiple pixels. Such deinterlacing involves detecting the one or more edge directions in the image field f using principal component analysis (PCA), and performing spatial interpolation to reconstruct a missing pixel value in the image field f substantially along each of the one or more detected edge directions.09-25-2008
20080225162Method and Apparatus for Deinterlaccing of Video Usung Motion Compensated Temporal Interpolation - A method and an apparatus for processing an interlaced video signal is disclosed. First, the interfaced video signal is de-interlaced. A plurality of temporal interpolated frames between original frames of the interlaced video signal are created using motion compensated temporal interpolation. The plurality of temporal interpolated frames and original frames are temporal filtered to produce an output video signal.09-18-2008
20080211961SEQUENTIAL SCANNING CONVERSION DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A sequential scanning conversion device includes: N (N is 3 or larger integer) line memories which store each input image data of successive N main scanning lines contained in input image data for interlaced scanning; an input/output control unit which sequentially selects one of the N line memories and writes the input image data to the selected line memory, and also reads (N−1) input image data written to the other (N−1) line memories in such timing at least a part of which overlaps with the writing timing; and an image processing unit which produces output image data for sequential scanning corresponding to M (M is one or larger integer) main scanning lines by applying predetermined process established in advance to the (N−1) input image data.09-04-2008
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