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20130077686IMAGE ENCODING METHOD AND DEVICE, AND DECODING METHOD AND DEVICE THEREFOR - A video encoding method and apparatus and a video decoding method and apparatus. In the video encoding method, a first predicted coding unit of a current coding unit that is to be encoded is produced, a second predicted coding unit is produced by changing a value of each pixel of the first predicted coding unit by using each pixel of the first predicted coding unit and at least one neighboring pixel of each pixel, and the difference between the current coding unit and the second predicted coding unit is encoded, thereby improving video prediction efficiency.03-28-2013
20130077685REFERENCE PICTURE LIST CONSTRUCTION FOR VIDEO CODING - Techniques are described related to modifying an initial reference picture list. The example techniques may identify a reference picture in at least one of the reference picture subsets used to construct the initial reference picture. The example techniques may list the identified reference picture in a current entry of the initial reference picture list to construct a modified reference picture list.03-28-2013
20090154559Redundant Data Dispersal In Transmission Of Video Data Based On Frame Type - The transmitting end of a content distribution system selectively employs a redundancy mechanism to encoded video data based on the frame type of each frame being transmitted. In the event that a particular frame contains information upon which the decoding of multiple frames may depend, the transmitting end can apply a redundancy mechanism to redundantly distribute the data of the frame throughout a set of data segments, each of which is separately transmitted via the network to the receiving end. Otherwise, in the event that a particular frame to be transmitted does not contain substantial information upon which the decoding of multiple frames may depend, the loss of some or all of the data of the frame may not appreciably affect the presentation of the video content at the receiving end and thus the transmitting end can forgo application of the redundancy mechanism to such frames so as to avoid unnecessarily processing and reduce the overall network bandwidth used to transmit the encoded video data.06-18-2009
20120183068High Efficiency Low Complexity Interpolation Filters - Embodiments for high efficiency low complexity interpolation filters for High Efficiency Video Coding are disclosed herein, specifically novel techniques for a video compression system. In order to estimate and compensate sub-pel displacements, the image signal on these sub-pel positions is generated by an interpolation process. In HEVC, sub-pel pixel interpolation is performed using filters. Generally, the filter may have 8 taps to determine the sub-pel pixel values for sub-pel pixel positions, such as half-pel and quarter-pel positions. The taps of an interpolation filter weight the integer pixels with coefficient values to generate the sub-pel signals. Different coefficients may produce different compression performance in signal distortion and noise.07-19-2012
20130083851METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO ENCODING AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO DECODING - Methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a video by using pixel unit bi-directional motion compensation are provided. According to the method of encoding a video, pixel unit motion compensation is performed on each pixel of a current block by using pixels of first and second reference pictures used for bi-directional motion prediction and compensation, in addition to block unit bi-directional motion compensation performed on the current block, and a bi-directional motion prediction value of the current block is generated by using results of the block unit bi-directional motion compensation and pixel unit motion compensation.04-04-2013
20130051470MOTION COMPENSATED FRAME GENERATING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A motion vector detector detects a motion vector, and outputs a block matching error value. An entire scroll determiner generates an entire scroll degree. Based on the block matching error value, a reliability generator generates reliability data indicating reliability of the motion vector. A reliability adjuster adjusts the reliability data so that a value of the reliability data is larger as the entire scroll degree is a value in which the degree at which the image scrolls entirely is larger, and outputs adjusted reliability data. Based on the adjusted reliability data, the interpolation pixel generator generates respective interpolation pixels composing a motion compensated frame.02-28-2013
20130051469METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING A VIDEO SIGNAL - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for encoding or decoding a video signal. The method for processing a video signal according to the present invention determines the type of a block in accordance with the information which indicates whether to partition or merge the current block, acquires predicted values of each sub-block using restored peripheral pixels for each sub-block, and restores the current block using the acquired values. Here, pixels used for acquiring predicted values may include restored pixels for other sub-blocks contained in the current block, and the type of sub-blocks can be taken into account in a prediction mode for acquiring predicted values.02-28-2013
20100266040VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266035VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266016VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20110064137VIDEO ENCODING APPARATUS - There is provided a video encoding apparatus allowing for enhanced video encoding speed according to the H.264 video coding standard. The video encoding apparatus allows the memories included in the video encoding apparatus to be shared by a plurality of elements through the rearrangement and the structural change of the memories considering an efficient hierarchical motion estimation algorithm. Therefore, the video encoding apparatus has the effects of reducing the amount of transmitted and received data between the frame memory and the video encoding apparatus and enhancing video encoding speed.03-17-2011
20090268817VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.10-29-2009
20130163668PERFORMING MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION FOR VIDEO CODING - In general, techniques are described for performing motion vector prediction for video coding. A video coding device comprising a processor may perform the techniques. The processor may be configured to determine a plurality of candidate motion vectors for a current block of the video data so as to perform the motion vector prediction process and scale one or more of the plurality of candidate motion vectors determined for the current block of the video data to generate one or more scaled candidate motion vectors. The processor may then be configured to modify the scaled candidate motion vectors to be within a specified range.06-27-2013
20110286523METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT HARDWARE MOTION ESTIMATION - There is provided a method of Motion Estimation in digital video, comprising carrying out an initial search to determine an initial search best candidate motion vector for a source macroblock, carrying out a main search to determine a main search best candidate motion vector for a source macroblock, carrying out a prediction search, centred on the best candidate from the initial search, to determine a prediction search best candidate motion vector for a source macroblock, carrying out a first extended search, centred on the best result from the initial, main and prediction searches, to determine a first extended search best candidate motion vector for a source macroblock, carrying out a second extended search, centred on the best result from the initial, main, prediction and first extended searches, to determine a second extended search best candidate motion vector for a source macroblock, and providing the second extended search best candidate motion vector to a subsequent video encoding process. There is also provided apparatus adapted to carry out the Motion Estimation in digital video method.11-24-2011
20110293007MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD AND MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD - According to a picture coding method of the present invention, a coded picture identified by a picture number is stored, as a reference picture, into a storage unit; commands indicating correspondence between picture numbers and reference indices for designating reference pictures and coefficients used for generation of predictive images are generated; a reference picture being used when motion compensation is performed on a current block in a current picture to be coded is designated by a reference index; a predictive image is generated by performing linear prediction on a block being obtained by motion estimation within the designated reference picture, by use of a coefficient corresponding to the reference index; a coded image signal including a coded signal obtained by coding a prediction error being a difference between the current block in the current picture to be coded and the predictive image, the commands, the reference index and the coefficient is outputted. At that time, information indicating the maximum reference index value is coded and included into the coded image signal, and the commands indicating correspondence between at least one picture number and a plurality of reference indices are generated.12-01-2011
20110293005NONLINEAR, PREDICTION FILTER FOR HYBRID VIDEO COMPRESSION - A method and apparatus for non-linear prediction filtering are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises performing motion compensation to generate a motion compensated prediction using a block from a previously coded frame, performing non-linear filtering on the motion compensated prediction in the transform domain with a non-linear filter as part of a fractional interpolation process to generate a motion compensated non-linear prediction, subtracting the motion compensated non-linear prediction from a block in a current frame to produce a residual frame, and coding the residual frame.12-01-2011
20110293006NONLINEAR, PREDICTION FILTER FOR HYBRID VIDEO COMPRESSION - A method and apparatus for non-linear prediction filtering are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises performing motion compensation to generate a motion compensated prediction using a block from a previously coded frame, performing non-linear filtering on the motion compensated prediction in the transform domain with a non-linear filter as part of a fractional interpolation process to generate a motion compensated non-linear prediction, subtracting the motion compensated non-linear prediction from a block in a current frame to produce a residual frame, and coding the residual frame.12-01-2011
20080291999Method and apparatus for video frame marking - Method and apparatus for marking individual video frames of an H.264/AVC standard compliant or equivalent digital video stream. Each video frame in a H.264/AVC video stream is conventionally divided into NAL units. There are typically a number of NAL units for each video frame. There is specified in the H.264/AVC standard the SEI (Supplemental Enhancement Information) type. This type includes the user data unregistered type, which can contain arbitrary data. In the present method and apparatus, an NAL unit of this type is provided at the beginning of each video frame, preceding the other NAL units associated with that video frame. The data contained in that special SEI unit is typically control information for downstream control of use of the video content. Examples of the type of control information are stream positioning data such as a video frame number; stream bit rate, such as normal, fast forward; decryption data, such as a decryption key or key derivation seed; and validation elements, such as a checksum or hash function value or signature.11-27-2008
20100266021VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100034267VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.02-11-2010
20100272175VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-28-2010
20120189055MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION - A method of coding video data includes determining a candidate motion vector for each of one or more candidate portions of a video frame and determining a current motion vector for a current portion of a current frame. The current motion vector identifies a portion of a reference frame that at least partially matches the current portion of the current frame. The method also includes calculating a motion vector difference between the current motion vector and each of the candidate motion vectors, selecting one of the candidate motion vectors based on the calculated motion vector differences, signaling an index identifying the candidate portion having the selected one of the candidate motion vectors, and signaling the corresponding motion vector difference calculated with respect to the selected one of the candidate motion vectors.07-26-2012
20080240240MOVING PICTURE CODING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A moving picture coding apparatus includes a computing unit configured to compute a distortion robustness indicating degree of imperceptibility of coding distortion in a region to be coded in an input picture, an estimation unit configured to estimate coding distortions based on a first prediction residual of an intra predicted picture, and a second prediction residual of an inter predicted picture, an estimation unit configured to estimate code lengths to be generated when coding the first and second prediction residuals, a computing unit configured to compute coding costs of the first and second prediction residuals by weighted addition of the coding distortions and code lengths so that effect of the code lengths more increases than that of the coding distortions as the distortion robustness increases, a selection unit configured to select one of the first and second prediction residuals for which the coding cost is minimized.10-02-2008
20100266031VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266026VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266033VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266024VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100118954VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.05-13-2010
20100118955VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.05-13-2010
20110200105PREDICTED PIXEL VALUE GENERATION PROCEDURE AUTOMATIC PRODUCING METHOD, IMAGE ENCODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING METHOD, APPARATUS THEREFOR, PROGRAMS THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIA WHICH STORE THE PROGRAMS - An automatic producing method for a predicted value generation procedure that predicts a value of an encoding target pixel by using a previously-decoded pixel. A parent population is generated by randomly producing predicted value generation procedures each of which is indicated by a tree structure, and a plurality of predicted value generation procedures are selected as parents from the parent population. One or more predicted value generation procedures are generated as children based on a predetermined tree structure developing method which subjects the selected predicted value generation procedures to a development where an existing predicted value generation function can be an end node of a tree. A predicted value generation procedure having a best estimation cost is selected from among the predicted value generation procedures as the parents and children, where the sum of an information content for representing the tree structure and an amount of code evaluated by a predicted pixel value obtained by the tree structure is used as an estimation cost. A final predicted value generation procedure is produced by iterating the relevant operation.08-18-2011
20090168879VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.07-02-2009
20090262815VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.10-22-2009
20100278263VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278265VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278262VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278261VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278260VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278259VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278257VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278254VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278249VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278256VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278253VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278252VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278250VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278248VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20120294362METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING A VIDEO SEQUENCE - The present invention relates inter alia to a method for processing an encoded video sequence, said method comprising the steps of: —reconstructing the encoded video sequence and providing a plurality of neighboring pictures; —transforming each of said neighboring pictures or at least a coherent region of each neighboring picture into the coordinate system of a reference picture based on a motion model, and thereby generating a picture stack comprising transformed pictures; —combining the pixel amplitudes of corresponding pixels of said transformed pictures using a weighting function, to form a processed pixel amplitude for at least one image pixel of the reference picture; and —generating a processed picture based on said at least one processed pixel amplitude of said image pixel.11-22-2012
20100278258VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100266039VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266036VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20110007801Pixel Prediction for Video Coding - Method of encoding an input video frame into an encoded video frame. The method comprises the steps of disassembling the input video frame into a plurality of blocks of pixels; and for each block being a current block, generating a corresponding predicted block from already reconstructed pixels, generating a residual block by subtracting the predicted block from the current block, and generating a reconstructed block from the residual block and the predicted block, generating the encoded video frame from the residual block, creating a local structure of reconstructed pixels in a region of the predicted block and aligning the predicted block with the local structure to produce an aligned predicted block, wherein the aligned predicted block is used in the steps of generating the residual block and generating the corresponding reconstructed block. A corresponding method for decoding the encoded video frame into a decoded video frame also uses a step of creating a local structure of reconstructed pixels in a region of the predicted block and aligning the predicted block with the local structure to produce an aligned predicted block.01-13-2011
20090080522VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.03-26-2009
20100002768VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.01-07-2010
20100266019VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266013VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266028VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266027VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266025VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266023VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266020VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266017VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266014VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected10-21-2010
20100239013VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.09-23-2010
20100239011VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.09-23-2010
20100239010VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.09-23-2010
20100239009VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.09-23-2010
20100239008VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.09-23-2010
20100266030VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266038VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266037VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266034VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266032VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100278245VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278243VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278242VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278239VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278238VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100309979MOTION ESTIMATION FOR NOISY FRAMES BASED ON BLOCK MATCHING OF FILTERED BLOCKS - In one method embodiment, receiving plural frames of a video sequence, the plural frames corrupted with noise; filtering out the noise from the plural frames; block matching the filtered frames to derive a first set of motion vectors; scaling the first set of motion vectors; deriving a single scaled motion vector from the scaled motion vectors; and block matching the plural frames based on the scaled motion vector to derive a refined motion vector.12-09-2010
20110243230Multiple Predictor Sets for Intra-Frame Coding - An apparatus comprising a processor configured to receive a current block of an image, select an optimal prediction mode of a plurality of prediction modes for the current block, wherein the selected prediction mode corresponds to a selected one of a plurality of group-numbers and a selected one of a plurality of index-numbers, predict one of the plurality of group-numbers based on a first known group-number and a second known group-number, wherein the predicted group-number is predicted independent from any known index-numbers, clear a first flag when the predicted group-number matches the selected group-number, and set the first flag and encode the selected group-number into a coded data stream when the predicted group-number does not match the selected group-number, wherein the first flag is located in an overhead of the coded data stream.10-06-2011
20100150239MOVING PICTURE ENCODING APPARATUS, MOVING PICTURE ENCODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE ENCODING PROGRAM, MOVING PICTURE DECODING APPARATUS, MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD, AND MOVING PICTURE DECODING PROGRAM - In a moving picture encoding apparatus 06-17-2010
20100239014VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.09-23-2010
20100054334METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A PREDICTION MODE - A method and apparatus for determining a prediction mode which is used during encoding of a current block is provided. In the method and apparatus, a prediction mode candidate group to be used for the current block is determined based on a prediction mode for a block positioned at the same location on a reference picture as a location of the current block encoded, predictive coding is performed on the current block by using predictive modes included in the prediction mode candidate group. Thus, image prediction efficient is improved, and the time and number of calculations required for prediction mode determination are reduced.03-04-2010
20120201302RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THEREON CODED INFORMATION USING PLUS AND/OR MINUS ROUNDING OF IMAGES - A method of decoding images including the steps of: extracting motion vector information from input information to be decoded; synthesizing a prediction image by performing motion compensation using the motion vector information and a reference image which is a previously decoded image; and synthesizing a decoded image by adding the prediction image to an error image, wherein the motion compensation includes specifying either a positive rounding method or a negative rounding method for interpolating intensity values of pixels in performing the motion compensation.08-09-2012
20120201303METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENCODING AND DECODING VIDEOS - The embodiments of the present invention provide a method and a device for encoding and decoding videos, and relate to the communication field, and an efficient transformation matrix corresponding to features of each residual block is selected for transformation, which therefore improves encoding efficiency. The solution provided in an embodiment of the present invention is: generating a prediction residual according to input video data; selecting a set of best transformation matrixes among multiple candidate transformation matrixes according to an intra-frame prediction mode and rate-distortion criteria to perform transform-coding on the prediction residual and obtain a transformation result; and generating an encoded stream according to the transformation result and selected transformation matrix index information.08-09-2012
20120201301VIDEO CODING WITH FINE GRANULARITY SPATIAL SCALABILITY - The disclosure is directed to video coding techniques that support spatial scalability using a generalized fine granularity scalability (FGS) approach. Various degrees of spatial scalability can be achieved by sending spatially scalable enhancement layers in a generalized FGS format. Spatially scalable enhancement bitstreams can be arbitrarily truncated to conform to network conditions, channel conditions and/or decoder capabilities. Coding coefficients and syntax elements for spatial scalability can be embedded in a generalized FGS format. For good network or channel conditions, and/or enhanced decoder capabilities, additional bits received via one or more enhancement layers permit encoded video to be reconstructed with increased spatial resolution and continuously improved video quality across different spatial resolutions. The techniques permit spatial scalability layers to be coded as FGS layers, rather than discrete layers, permitting arbitrary scalability. The techniques may include features to curb error propagation that may otherwise arise due to partial decoding.08-09-2012
20110150089VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.06-23-2011
20100278251VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100266029VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266018VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20100266015VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20090022223HIGH QUALITY, LOW MEMORY BANDWIDTH MOTION ESTIMATION PROCESSOR - An apparatus generally having a first circuit and a second circuit is disclosed. The first circuit may be configured to (i) copy a plurality of first reference samples of a first reference image from an external memory, the first reference samples being proximate a first position within the first reference image and (ii) generate a first motion vector corresponding to a first current block of a current image by searching among the first reference samples. The second circuit may be configured to (i) copy a plurality of second reference samples of the first reference image from the external memory, the second reference samples being (a) proximate a second position within the first reference image and (b) non-adjacent the first reference samples and (ii) generate a second motion vector corresponding to the first current block by searching among the second reference samples.01-22-2009
20100278244VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20130121416Reference Processing Using Advanced Motion Models for Video Coding - Processing a reference picture is described. A reference processing unit enables signaling of parameters such as motion model parameters, interpolation filter parameters, intensity compensation parameters, and denoising filter parameters. Methods for estimating the various parameters are also discussed. Processing improves quality of a reference picture prior to its use for prediction of a subsequent picture and thus improves the prediction.05-16-2013
20100284463METHOD OF CODING AND DECODING IMAGE - A method of simplifying the arithmetic operation in a global motion compensation process approximates the motion vector field of the whole image without using many parameters. Motion vectors in the global motion compensation are found by the interpolation and/or extrapolation of the motion vectors of a plurality of representative points 11-11-2010
20100239007VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.09-23-2010
20120147957IMAGE ENCODING METHOD AND DEVICE, AND DECODING METHOD AND DEVICE THEREFOR - A video encoding method and apparatus and a video decoding method and apparatus. In the video encoding method, a first predicted coding unit of a current coding unit that is to be encoded is produced, a second predicted coding unit is produced by changing a value of each pixel of the first predicted coding unit by using each pixel of the first predicted coding unit and at least one neighboring pixel of each pixel, and the difference between the current coding unit and the second predicted coding unit is encoded, thereby improving video prediction efficiency.06-14-2012
20090175338Methods and Systems for Inter-Layer Image Prediction Parameter Determination - Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for predicting a prediction parameter which may be used in the prediction of high dynamic range image elements from low dynamic range image data.07-09-2009
20100027658VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.02-04-2010
20080205521Dpcm Coding Method of Video Signals - In a method for coding and decoding indicator data (d(x, y), S) are compared to a criterion (T). If the indicator data meet the criterion, an absolute value (Hival/Loval) is inserted instead of a predicted value based on differential coding. This amounts to a bypass of the differential coding loop, which reduces or eliminates oscillatory behavior in such loop, thereby reducing smearing of text parts of a compound image. The absolute values are preferably dynamically determined on the basis of previous predicted values.08-28-2008
20100202528VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.08-12-2010
20100202527VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.08-12-2010
20100202526VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.08-12-2010
20100202525VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.08-12-2010
20100202524VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.08-12-2010
20100202523VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.08-12-2010
20100202522VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.08-12-2010
20100278237DATA PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND PROCESSING METHOD WITH MULTI-FORMAT IMAGE CODING AND DECODING FUNCTION - The invention discloses a data processing circuit having a multi-format image coding and decoding function and a processing method thereof. The data processing circuit includes a retrieving unit, multiple executing units and an instruction decoding unit. The retrieving unit is used for retrieving multiple operation instructions and multiple original data from a memory. Each executing unit is used for executing an image format coding and decoding instruction to process multiple original data to multiple corresponding resulting data. The instruction decoding unit is used for analyzing the operation instructions, generating the corresponding image format coding and decoding instructions and outputting the image format coding and decoding instructions to the corresponding executing units according to the performance of the executing units.11-04-2010
20100254459INTRA PREDICTION MODE SELECTING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - An intra prediction mode selecting method is disclosed. First, a compress profile and a frame resolution of a frame data are received. Next, a plurality of corresponding prediction modes are selected according to the compress profile and the frame resolution, and the selected prediction modes are scheduled for sequentially calculating a plurality of corresponding cost functions. Finally, the cost functions are compared to select one of the prediction modes to serve as a prediction mode of the frame data.10-07-2010
20100246677VIDEO CODING - A sequence to be encoded is divided into a plurality of temporal portions or chunks. The sequence is then analysed to determine for each chunk, in accordance with a plurality of encoding quality settings, data establishing the relationship between the quality settings and (i) a quality metric for the portion and (ii) the number of bits generated by encoding the portion at that quality setting. Given a target quality, a target bit rate is then set (or vice versa); then one chooses a set of quality settings, one per chunk, that tends to minimise a combined quality cost for the sequence within the constraint that transmission of encoded video at the target bit rate via transmitting and receiving buffers of specified size and initial receiver buffer fullness shall not cause underflow nor overflow. The combined quality cost is the sum of individual quality costs each of which is a function of the deviation of the quality metric of the respective encoded portion from the target quality, the function being such that the cost generally increases as the absolute value of the deviation increases. The sequence is then encoded using the chosen quality settings.09-30-2010
20100239012VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.09-23-2010
20100208816MOTION PICTURE ENCODING DEVICE AND MOTION PICTURE DECODING DEVICE - When a prediction is made between fields with different parity, the predicative efficiency of a chrominance vector is improved by adaptively switching the generation of a chrominance motion vector depending on a encoding/decoding field parity (top/bottom) and a reference field parity (top/bottom), and the coding efficiency is improved accordingly.08-19-2010
20100208815VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.08-19-2010
20100278247VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278246VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100272179VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-28-2010
20100272180VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-28-2010
20100272178VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-28-2010
20100272177VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-28-2010
20100272176VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-28-2010
20100266022VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.10-21-2010
20120230407Interpolation Filter Selection Using Prediction Index - In one embodiment, a method for encoding or decoding video content is provided. The method includes determining a set of interpolation filters for use in interpolating sub-pel pixel values and a mapping between interpolation filters in the set of interpolation filters and different prediction indexes of the video content. A unit of video content is received and a prediction index is determined in a plurality of prediction indexes that are used to determine a prediction block for the unit of video content. The method then determines an interpolation filter in the set of interpolation filters based on a mapping between the interpolation filter and the prediction index to interpolate a sub-pel pixel value for use in a temporal prediction process for the unit of video content.09-13-2012
20120263234Data Processing Method and Digital Image Processing Device for Reducing Blocking Effect - A data processing method for a digital image processing device includes: acquiring an the intra-coded frame data and a predicted frame data; acquiring a first pixel value corresponding to a pixel in the intra-coded frame data; acquiring a second pixel value corresponding to the pixel in the predicted frame data; determining a third pixel value according to a first motion vector corresponding to the pixel in the intra-coded frame data and the first pixel value; determining a fourth pixel value according to a second motion vector corresponding to the pixel in the predicted frame data and the second pixel value; calculating an average of the first pixel value and the second pixel value, and accordingly generating a fifth pixel value; and determining a pixel value corresponding to the pixel in an interpolated frame data according to the third pixel value, the fourth pixel value and the fifth pixel value.10-18-2012
20120236939Sub-band video coding architecture for packet based transmission - Sub-band video coding architecture for packet based transmission. Video processing includes converting of a frame or picture of a video signal into a number of respective sub-bands or sub-frames (e.g., such that each respective one is a respective subsampled version of an original frame or picture) and subsequent assembly thereof into a reconstructed frame or picture. The reconstructed frame or picture then undergoes video encoding to generate an output bitstream that may subsequently undergo appropriate processing (e.g., packetization, continuous time signal generation, etc.) to generate a signal for transmission via one or more communication the links. Characteristics associated with each respective sub-band or sub-frame may be similar (e.g., similar characteristics) or different (e.g., two or more sub-bands or sub-frames have different characteristics, such as different respective number of pixels, aspect ratios, etc.). Respective sub-frames may undergo video encoding and transmission.09-20-2012
20100202530VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.08-12-2010
20100202529VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method comprises selecting one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations each including a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture, generating a prediction picture signal in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination, generating a predictive error signal representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal, and encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination.08-12-2010
20080225950Scalable architecture for video codecs - In one embodiment, a method for parallel processing of blocks in a decoding process is provided. A plurality of blocks for a picture is received. The picture may have the plurality of blocks arranged in a first order. The blocks in the plurality of blocks may be pre-processed to determine data dependency information for blocks. In one embodiment, the blocks in the picture are all pre-processed to determine the data dependency information for every block in the picture if possible. Blocks that do not have data dependencies are then determined and sent for parallel processing in processing units. Also, blocks that still have data dependencies are not processed until the data dependency information becomes available. For example, an inter-coded block may be decoded and information for the decoded block is used to decode the intra-coded block. At this point, these blocks may be sent for processing in the processing units.09-18-2008
20130177080IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM - An exemplary image processing apparatus generates an interpolation frame to be inserted between two contiguous frames of a moving picture. The image processing apparatus includes: a motion vector calculation section configured to calculate a first motion vector by performing a matching operation between first and second frames, of a first frame, a second frame and a third frame of the moving picture contiguous with one another, and calculate a second motion vector by performing a matching operation between the second and third frames; and an interpolation frame generation section configured to generate an interpolation frame to be inserted between the second frame and the third frame through a process performed based on a magnitude of a difference vector between the first motion vector and the second motion vector.07-11-2013
20130114717GENERATING ADDITIONAL MERGE CANDIDATES - In generating a candidate list for inter prediction video coding, a video coder can perform pruning operations when adding spatial candidates and temporal candidates to a candidate list while not performing pruning operations when adding an artificially generated candidate to the candidate list. The artificially generated candidate can have motion information that is the same as motion information of a spatial candidate or temporal candidate already in the candidate list.05-09-2013
20130114716Differential Pulse Code Modulation Intra Prediction for High Efficiency Video Coding - A video codec comprising a processor configured to compute a reconstructed pixel based on a residual pixel and a first prediction pixel and compute a second prediction pixel in a directional intra prediction mode based on the reconstructed pixel, wherein the first and second prediction pixels are located in a same block of a video frame. A method for intra prediction comprising computing a prediction pixel adaptively based on a plurality of reconstructed neighboring pixels, wherein a distance between the prediction pixel and each of the plurality of reconstructed neighboring pixels is one.05-09-2013
20100278264VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278255VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278241VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20100278240VIDEO ENCODING/ DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION PREDICTION - A video encoding method and apparatus to select one combination, for each block of an input video signal, from a plurality of combinations. Each combination includes a predictive parameter and at least one reference picture number determined in advance for the reference picture. A prediction picture signal is generated in accordance with the reference picture number and predictive parameter of the selected combination. A predictive error signal is generated representing an error between the input video signal and the prediction picture signal. Encoding the predictive error signal, information of the motion vector, and index information indicating the selected combination is included.11-04-2010
20120275520MOTION VECTOR CODING AND DECODING METHODS - A coding apparatus includes a motion vector coding unit that codes an inputted motion vector. A motion vector for each current block is coded based on a difference between the motion vector and a predicted vector obtained from motion vectors of coded neighboring blocks. The predicted vector is generated by one of the following methods: motion vectors referring to the same picture are selected from among the motion vectors for the neighboring blocks; motion vectors of respective neighboring blocks are ordered in a, predetermined order, and the motion vectors of the same order rank are selected from the ordered motion vectors; and the predicted vector of a second motion vector of the current block is the first motion vector, and if the second motion vector and the first motion vector refer to different pictures, the first motion vector is scaled according to the temporal distance between the pictures.11-01-2012
20120275519ADAPTIVE WEIGHTING OF REFERENCE PICTURES IN VIDEO ENCODING - A video decoder, encoder, and corresponding methods for processing video data for an image block and a particular reference picture index to predict the image block are disclosed that utilize adaptive weighting of reference pictures to enhance video compression, where a decoder includes a reference picture weighting factor unit for determining a weighting factor corresponding to the particular reference picture index; an encoder includes a reference picture weighting factor assignor for assigning a weighting factor corresponding to the particular reference picture index; and a method for decoding includes receiving a reference picture index with the data that corresponds to the image block, determining a weighting factor for each received reference picture index, retrieving a reference picture for each index, motion compensating the retrieved reference picture, and multiplying the motion compensated reference picture by the corresponding weighting factor to form a weighted motion compensated reference picture.11-01-2012
20120275518MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD, APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A moving picture coding method in which the position of a current I-slice for a current picture is shifted in the vertical direction of the current picture, and which includes (i) performing inter coding on a first P-slice without using a motion vector (Sa11-01-2012
20120281758Temporal Image Prediction - For frames sequentially functioning as a reference frame in a video sequence frame set, a motion estimate set is accessed. One motion estimate characterizes motion associated with pixels of each region of the reference frame in relation to regions of one frame of the set of frames, which is temporally displaced in time with respect to other frames in the set of frames. An additional motion estimate characterizes motion associated with pixels of each reference frame region in relation to a second frame of the set, which is temporally displaced from the one frame and other frames of the frame set. A temporal image prediction set, corresponding to the first and additional motion estimate, is predicted, based on an alignment of the reference frame regions over the frame set. The temporal image predictions are blended and a temporal predictor is generated over the frame set based on the blending.11-08-2012
20130182768METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING / DECODING VIDEO USING ERROR COMPENSATION - According to the present invention, a method for decoding a video in a skip mode comprises the steps of: deriving a pixel value of an estimation block for a current block; deriving an error compensation value for the current block; and deriving a pixel value of a final prediction block using the pixel value of the prediction block and the error compensation value. According to the present invention, the amount of transmitted information is minimized, and the efficiency of video encoding/decoding is improved.07-18-2013
20130188711RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THEREON CODED INFORMATION USING PLUS AND/OR MINUS ROUNDING OF IMAGES - A method of decoding images including: extracting motion vector information from input information to be decoded; synthesizing a prediction image by performing motion compensation using the motion vector information and a reference image which is a previously decoded image; and synthesizing a decoded image by adding the prediction image to an error image, wherein the motion compensation includes specifying either a positive rounding method or a negative rounding method for interpolating intensity values of pixels in performing the motion compensation.07-25-2013
20130195188IMAGE CODING METHOD, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, IMAGE DECODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE CODING AND DECODING APPARATUS - An image coding method with increased coding efficiency using a limited memory bandwidth includes: determining blocks usable for merging as merging candidates; determining a block to be used for coding a current block to be coded from the merging candidates; and attaching a merging candidate index indicating the determined merging candidate to the bitstream. In the determining of a block, when a motion compensation size of the current block is a bi-prediction-prohibited size and the merging candidates include a merging candidate coded using bi-prediction, a prediction image of the current block is generated using coding information for uni-prediction instead of coding information for the bi-prediction of the merging candidate coded using bi-prediction.08-01-2013
20120063514METHOD FOR PERFORMING HYBRID MULTIHYPOTHESIS PREDICTION DURING VIDEO CODING OF A CODING UNIT, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS - A method for performing hybrid multihypothesis prediction during video coding of a coding unit includes: processing a plurality of sub-coding units in the coding unit; and performing motion vector derivation of a portion of the sub-coding units. More particularly, the step of performing motion vector derivation of the portion of the sub-coding units further includes: deriving a plurality of motion vectors for multihypothesis motion-compensated prediction of a specific sub-coding unit of the portion of the sub-coding units from at least one other sub-coding/coding unit or by performing motion estimation. The method further includes performing multihypothesis motion-compensated prediction on the specific sub-coding unit according to the plurality of motion vectors, and more particularly, includes utilizing a linear combination of a plurality of pixel values derived from the plurality of motion vectors as a predicted pixel value of the specific sub-coding unit. An associated apparatus is also provided.03-15-2012

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