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20130028335Digital broadcasting systems using parallel concatenated coding of bit-complementary bitstreams - A digital television (DTV) system uses parallel concatenated coding (PCC), together with QAM constellations for modulating OFDM carriers. A first encoder responds to ONEs' complemented bits of randomized data to generate a first component of PCC. A second encoder responds to delayed bits of the randomized data to generate a second component of PCC. A constellation mapper generates QAM symbols responsive to successive time-slices of the first component of the PCC interleaved with successive time-slices of the second component of the PCC. An OFDM modulator generates a COFDM modulating signal responsive to the QAM symbols. In a receiver for the DTV system, the second component of the PCC and delayed first component of the PCC are iteratively decoded. Soft bits from the second component and delayed first component of the parallel concatenated coding are code-combined to supply soft randomized data used in that iterative decoding.01-31-2013
20120163477DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA - A digital broadcasting system and method of processing data are disclosed. Herein, a transmitting system within the digital broadcasting system includes a byte-symbol converter, an interleaving unit, a block formatter, and a trellis encoding module. Herein, the byte-symbol converter converts inputted mobile service data to symbol units. The interleaving unit is provided with (N−1) number of block interleavers in parallel, and interleaves the symbols outputted from the byte-symbol converter. The block formatter controls output orders of the mobile service data being inputted and data being outputted from each block interleaver within the interleaving unit. The trellis encoding module is provided with a plurality of trellis encoders in parallel, and enables each trellis encoder trellis-encode the mobile service data.06-28-2012
20100150253Efficient Adaptive Mode Selection Technique For H.264/AVC-Coded Video Delivery In Burst-Packet-Loss Networks - A method of an efficient adaptive mode selection for H.264/AVC-coded video delivery in burst-packet-loss networks to generate the image data of the missing macroblocks in the decoded current frame by using the information related to the spatial redundancy in the same frame and the temporal redundancy in the inter frames is disclosed. The method first employs the Intra High-Speed Spatial Error Concealment (SEC) method for the initial frame. For the succeeding inter frames, the Temporal Error Concealment (TEC) method is used when the Adjacent External Boundary Matching Error (AEBME) of the surrounding macroblocks is not more than the dynamic threshold (DT06-17-2010
20110188583PICTURE SIGNAL CONVERSION SYSTEM - A reverse filter operates for adding noise n(x,y) to an output of a deteriorated model of a blurring function H(x,y) to output an observed model g(x,y). The blurring function inputs a true picture f(x,y) to output a deteriorated picture. The reverse filter recursively optimizes the blurring function H(x,y) so that the input picture signal will be coincident with the observed picture. In this manner, the reverse filter extracts a true picture signal. A corresponding point is estimated, based on a fluency theory, on the true input picture signal freed of noise contained in it by the reverse filter (08-04-2011
20130028336Receivers for COFDM digital television transmissions - A receiver of COFDM digital television signals includes an inner decoder for iterative soft-decision decoding of concatenated convolutional coding (CCC) and an outer decoder for Reed-Solomon (RS) coding. The receiver generates error flags for identifying code symbols to be erased before the output symbols from the inner decoder are byte de-interleaved and supplied to the outer decoder. Generation of those flags depends on soft decoding results from the inner decoder. The method of locating errors ascribes to each byte supplied to the outer decoder for RS coding the highest lack-of-confidence level specified by the soft data bits associated with that byte. The method is described as being extended to locate byte errors in plural-dimension cross-interleaved Reed-Solomon codes (CIRC) apt to be employed in DTV broadcasting to mobile and handheld receivers.01-31-2013
20110194622METHOD OF PROCESSING TRAFFIC INFORMATION AND DIGITAL BROADCAST SYSTEM - A digital broadcast transmitting/receiving system and a method for processing data are disclosed. The method for processing data may enhance the receiving performance of the receiving system by performing additional coding and multiplexing processes on the traffic information data and transmitting the processed data. Thus, robustness is provided to the traffic information data, thereby enabling the data to respond strongly against the channel environment which is always under constant and vast change.08-11-2011
20090122879TRANSIENT VIDEO ANOMALY ANALYSIS AND REPORTING SYSTEM - A system and method for detecting and analyzing transient video anomalies in AV broadcast networks includes AV signal monitors associated with each decoding device in the network for continuously monitoring AV signals received by their associated video decoding device for detecting signal anomalies which are outside predetermined signal parameter levels during normal operation of the broadcast network.05-14-2009
20100111198RATE-DISTORTION CONTROL IN DVC WITH NO FEEDBACK CHANNEL - A method of determining bit rates for use in encoding video data for joint decoding, is disclosed. An approximation of the video data is generated for later use as side information during a process of joint decoding. Bit error probabilities are determined for each bit plane and for each coefficient band of the approximation. The bit rates are determined for encoding the bit planes depending on the bit error probabilities, bit planes, and coefficient bands.05-06-2010
20100104024REMEDIATION OF TELEVISION SIGNALS USING A NETWORK BACK-CHANNEL - A method for remediating broadcast digital television signals is disclosed. A television signal is buffered by a multimedia client, and analyzed for errors. If errors are detected, replacement data for the corrupted data are requested from a service provider using a network back-channel. The replacement data are obtained from the broadcasting entity and sent back to the multimedia client. The replacement data are used to generate and display a faultless version of the digital television signal.04-29-2010
20100104025TECHNIQUE TO ENABLE EFFICIENT ADAPTIVE STREAMING AND TRANSCODING OF VIDEO AND OTHER SIGNALS - A method is described for efficiently determining total end-to-end distortion of a pre-compressed data stream, such as video streams or other media streams, at the time of delivery over a lossy-network, and for providing adaptive error-resilient delivery schemes based on distortion estimates. The methods can be utilized with single or multilayer packet streams and are particularly well suited for video streams. By way of example, distortion estimates are performed by generating side-information at the time of data stream compression, wherein the side-information is used in conjunction with information about the network status to determine an estimated distortion for the group of packets when the data stream is transported over the network to a destination end. This estimation may be utilized within described resiliency techniques in which the error correction mechanism is selected in response to the estimated distortion, which may be additionally refined in reference to cost factors.04-29-2010
20100040153DECODING APPARATUS AND DECODING METHOD - A decoding apparatus is provided which can perform error concealment accurately by reducing false detection of an error and detecting an error efficiently. The decoding apparatus (02-18-2010
20130051479METHOD FOR PAYLOAD FORMATTING AND DEFORMATTING FOR BURST LOSS RECOVERY - Disclosed are payload formatting and deformatting methods for burst data loss recovery. The payload formatting method according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: generating an XOR operation packet by performing an XOR operation on the basis of a base layer packet and any one of enhancement layer packets of a group of pictures (GoP), the GoP including the base layer packet and the enhancement layer packets; and adding the XOR operation packet to the GoP.02-28-2013
20090103635SYSTEM AND METHOD OF UNEQUAL ERROR PROTECTION WITH HYBRID ARQ/FEC FOR VIDEO STREAMING OVER WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS - A transmitter system comprises an interface operative to receive compressed video data for a group of pictures, each picture containing picture subsets; a data prioritization engine operative to define a priority level of each picture subset, the priority level being based on a picture contribution value of the picture subset; and a packet generation engine operative to generate a group of message packets, the group containing at least a portion of the picture subsets belonging to a particular priority level, and operative to generate parity packets corresponding to the group of message packets, the number of parity packets being based on the particular priority level. The transmitter system may further comprise a hybrid ARQ/FEC engine operative to await an ACK in response to communication of the message and parity packets, and operative to send at least one additional parity packet if the ACK is not received within a timeout period.04-23-2009
20120219073VIDEO REFRESH ADAPTATION ALGORITHMS RESPONSIVE TO ERROR FEEDBACK - In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for adaptively determining a rate for intra-coding segments (e.g., macro-blocks) of video data within a sequence of video units (e.g., frames) in response to the receipt of error feedback that is provided by a video decoder. One example method includes receiving feedback from a video decoder that indicates an error associated with coded video data, and, upon receipt of the feedback, determining a rate for intra-coding a specified number of segments of video data for each video unit within a sequence of video units, wherein an intra-coding of segments of video data within one video unit is independent of a coding of segments of video data within other video units within the sequence.08-30-2012
20120219072DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA IN DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER - A digital television (DTV) transmitter and a method of coding data in the DTV transmitter are disclosed. A data formatter generates an enhanced data packet including the enhanced data and a known data sequence. A data randomizer randomizes the enhanced data packet. A RS encoder RS-codes the randomized data packet by adding first parity data, and a data interleaver interleaves the RS-coded data packet. A trellis encoding unit trellis-encodes the interleaved data packet. Herein the trellis encoding unit includes a TCM encoder for generating a first output bit by trellis-encoding a first input bit and generating a second output bit by bypassing the first input bit, and a pre-coder for generating a third output bit by pre-coding a second input bit, wherein memories included in the TCM encoder and the pre-coder are initialized when the known data sequence is inputted to the trellis encoding unit.08-30-2012
20090268823BOUNDARY ARTIFACT CORRECTION WITHIN VIDEO UNITS - This disclosure describes techniques for correcting artifacts that occur along a boundary of a substitute video unit generated using video unit substitution, e.g., motion-compensated video unit interpolation or extrapolation. In accordance with the techniques described in this disclosure, a frame substitution unit identifies first locations within a substitute video unit that correspond with a boundary that exists within a reference video unit and should exist within the substitute video unit, and corrects boundary artifacts in the first locations using a first boundary artifact correction technique. The frame substitution unit also identifies second locations within the substitute video unit that correspond with a boundary that exists within the substitute video unit and does not exist within the reference video unit and corrects boundary artifacts in the second locations using a second boundary artifact correction technique.10-29-2009
20130064307CHANNEL ADAPTIVE VIDEO TRANSMISSION SYSTEM FOR USE WITH LAYERED VIDEO CODING AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A video transmission system includes a transceiver module that transmits a video signal to a remote device over at least one communications channel wherein the video signal is transmitted as at least one separate video layer stream chosen from, an independent video layer stream and at least one dependent video layer streams that require the independent video layer for decoding. A control module determines at least one channel characteristic of the at least one channel and chooses the at least one separate video layer stream based on the at least one channel characteristic of the at least one channel.03-14-2013
20090245392METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONCEALING ERRORS - A method for concealing errors includes that the transmitting end splits the received compressed video data into slice structures, allocates the adjacent slice structures to non-adjacent OFDM sub-channels or sub-channel groups, and sends the slice structures to the receiving end; the receiving end conceals the errors on a slice structure according to the slice structure which is chronologically or spatially related to the erroneous slice structure if detecting that any error occurs on the slice structure. The transmitting end includes a slice splitting module and a frequency domain interleaving module; the receiving end includes a domain de-interleaving module, a decompression and error detecting module, and an error concealing module.10-01-2009
20090238286METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UNEQUAL ERROR PROTECTION IN TRANSMITTING UNCOMPRESSED VIDEO WITH VARIOUS TYPE OVER WIDEBAND HIGH FREQUENCY WIRELESS SYSTEM - Disclosed are an Unequal Error Protection (UEP) apparatus and method thereof for transmitting various types of uncompressed video signals in a broadband high frequency wireless system. The UEP apparatus may include a UEP transmission controller to verify a bit separation point of separating a color depth and priority for each pixel element being composed of a video data pixel when video data is inputted, and to control an error correction coding of correcting relatively many errors to be used in information with a high priority for each pixel element, a bit separator to separate the video data pixel through a control of the UEP transmission controller based on the priority for each pixel element, and a channel coding unit to use a corresponding error correction coding through the control of the UEP transmission controller based on the priority for each pixel element.09-24-2009
20120114049APPARATUS - An apparatus comprising a controller configured to divide a section of an encoded multimedia signal into at least two segments depending on a time based decoding criteria; a generator configured to determine an error correction code for each of the at least two time segments; and a distributor configured to associate the error correction code for each of the at least two time segments with the section of the encoded multimedia signal and with a section of at least one further encoded multimedia signal.05-10-2012
20110044389SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING VIDEOS AND IMAGES TO A DETERMINED QUALITY LEVEL - System and method for processing videos and images to a determined quality level. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a method for enhancing video. The method includes providing a first video element that is uncompressed. The method also includes determining motion information associated with the video element. The method further includes providing a second video element by removing at least a defect from the first video element. The second video element includes a color luminance and a luminance. In addition, the method includes de-interlacing the second video element using the motion information. Furthermore, the method includes scaling the second video element. Also, the method includes providing a third video element by enhancing the chrominance and enhancing the luminance of the second video element. The method additionally includes outputting the third video element.02-24-2011
20090086828MPEG-4 Streaming System With Adaptive Error Concealment - An MPEG-4 system with error concealment is provided for video service under the network with packet loss. The MPEG-4 system includes an encoder and a decoder. The encoder uses an intra-refreshment technique is used to make coded bitstream more robust against noise in order to stop error propagation. The rate-distortion optimization criterion is also introduced to adaptively update in synchronization with intra-coded blocks adaptively based on the true network condition with minimal overhead. The Lagrange multiplier is modified to achieve the best rate-distortion balance. In addition, a decoder loop is used in the encoder and is synchronized with the true decoder to achieve the best performance and avoid mismatch with the decoder used in the MPEG-4 system. The decoder is able to achieve resilient decoding from any kind of noise and enhance the reconstructed image quality with spatial and temporal hybrid concealment method. The result shows that a 3.65-9.71 dB further improvement on peak-signal-to-noise-ratio (PSNR) can be achieved in comparison with the existing methods that adopt spatial copy and zero motion concealment in decoding.04-02-2009
20090086826METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING - A first video signal processor (04-02-2009
20110170618DTV TELEVISION TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA IN DTV TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER - A DTV transmitter includes a pre-processor pre-processing enhanced data, a data formatter generating enhanced data packets including known data, a multiplexer multiplexing the enhanced data packets with main data packets, a data randomizer randomizing the multiplexed data packets, an RS encoder RS-encoding the randomized data packets, and a data interleaver interleaving the RS-coded data packets, where a plurality of known data sequences are included in the interleaved enhanced data packets. Finally, the DTV transmitter further includes an enhanced encoder which codes each block of enhanced data placed between any two of the known data sequences and bypasses the interleaved main data packets.07-14-2011
20110286532DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA - A digital broadcast receiving system includes a known data detector, a carrier recovery unit, and a timing recovery unit. The known data detector may detect known data information inserted and transmitted from a digital broadcast transmitting system and using the known data information to estimate initial frequency offset. The carrier recovery unit may obtain initial synchronization by using the initial frequency offset, and may detect frequency offset from the received data by using the known sequence position indicator so as to perform carrier recovery. The timing recovery unit may detect timing error information from the received signal by using the known sequence position indicator so as to perform timing recovery.11-24-2011
20120027102DTV TELEVISION TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA IN DTV TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER - A DTV transmitter includes a pre-processor pre-processing enhanced data, a data formatter generating enhanced data packets including known data, a multiplexer multiplexing the enhanced data packets with main data packets, a data randomizer randomizing the multiplexed data packets, an RS encoder RS-encoding the randomized data packets, and a data interleaver interleaving the RS-coded data packets, where a plurality of known data sequences are included in the interleaved enhanced data packets. Finally, the DTV transmitter further includes an enhanced encoder which codes each block of enhanced data placed between any two of the known data sequences and bypasses the interleaved main data packets.02-02-2012
20120027101Compression Noise Reduction Apparatus, Compression Noise Reduction Method, and Storage Medium Therefor - According to an embodiment, a compression noise reduction apparatus of the embodiment includes a peripheral pixel state determination module, a filter strength determination module, and a deringing processing module. The peripheral pixel state determination module determines a state of a flat area and an edge area at a periphery of a filtering target pixel in decoded image. The filter strength determination module determines a filter strength to be used in filter processing in accordance with the state of the flat area and the edge area. The deringing processing module performs deringing processing using the determined filter strength.02-02-2012
20090052554MULTI-TRANSPORT STREAM (TS) GENERATING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND DIGITAL BROADCASTING TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION APPARATUSES AND METHODS - A multi-transport stream (TS) generating apparatus and method, and digital broadcasting transmission and reception apparatuses and method are provided. The multi-TS generating apparatus includes an adaptor to generate an adaptation field in some packets of a normal stream; an interleaver to interleave the normal stream; a turbo processor to turbo-code a plurality of turbo streams; a stuffer to generate a multi-TS by stuffing the plurality of the turbo streams into the adaptation field; and a deinterleaver to deinterleave the multi-TS. Accordingly, the plurality of the turbo streams can be transmitted far more easily.02-26-2009
20090141812VIDEO 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.06-04-2009
20100080305Devices and Methods of Digital Video and/or Audio Reception and/or Output having Error Detection and/or Concealment Circuitry and Techniques - A device to output video and/or audio data (for example, corresponding to a selected channel which is one of a plurality of channels of a broadcast spectrum), the device comprising (i) baseband processor circuitry to demodulate a baseband signal into a data stream (for example, MPEG type data stream, such as an MPEG-2 transport or program data stream) having a plurality of packets including a plurality of video and/or audio packets wherein each video and/or audio packet includes video and/or audio payload, (ii) de-multiplexer circuitry, coupled to the baseband processor circuitry, to: (a) de-multiplex the data stream to obtain the video and/or audio payload of the plurality of video and/or audio packets, (b) detect and locate one or more errors in one or more of the video and/or audio packets, and (c) generate error characterization data (for example, information which is representative of the type of error and/or the location of the error in the video and/or audio payload) which is representative of or characterizes one or more errors in the one or more of the video and/or audio packets; and (iii) decoder circuitry, coupled to the de-multiplexer circuitry, to: (a) receive the video and/or audio payload and the error characterization data, and (b) conceal the one or more errors in the video and/or audio payload using the error characterization data.04-01-2010
20100086063QUALITY METRICS FOR CODED VIDEO USING JUST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE MODELS - Systems and methods for applying a new quality metric for coding video are provided. The metric, based on the Just Noticeable Difference (JND) distortion visibility model, allows for efficient selection of coding techniques that limit perceptible distortion in the video while still taking into account parameters, such as desired bit rate, that can enhance system performance. Additionally, the unique aspects of each input type, system and display may be considered. Allowing for a programmable minimum viewing distance (MVD) parameter also ensures that the perceptible distortion will not be noticeable at the specified MVD, even though the perceptible distortion may be significant at an alternate distance.04-08-2010
20090086827Method and Apparatus for Optimization of Frame Selection for Flexible Macroblock Ordering (FMO) Video Encoding - There are provided a method and apparatus for optimizing frame selection for flexible macroblock ordering video encoding. A video encoder includes an encoder for encoding a group of pictures by selecting between a frame mode and at least one flexible macroblock ordering mode. The pictures in the group are allowed to be concurrently encoded in different ones of the frame mode and the least one flexible macroblock ordering mode. The mode selection for each of the pictures in the group is based on an achieved maximum error resilience capability for the group of pictures.04-02-2009
20090262838METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING TRANSMISSION DATA BLOCKS FOR ENHANCED SWITCHING PERFORMANCE - Implementations relate to systems and methods for encoding block data to deliver content to a mobile wireless or other device. Content, such as audio, video or textual content, can be generated for broadcast in source blocks that are decomposed into a set of high priority blocks and a set of low priority blocks. Forward error correction is performed on the set of high priority blocks and set of low priority blocks to generate a set of repair symbols for use in reconstructing aggregate transmission blocks of content. The set of low priority blocks and set of repair symbols for a subsequent period can be shifted or inserted into an aggregate transmission block of a prior period. When a request to change channels is received, the decoding of the high priority block corresponding to the content of the new channel can begin before subsequent aggregate transmission blocks are received.10-22-2009
20090262839Transmission of Multimedia Streams to Mobile Devices With Uncoded Transport Tunneling - A system and method for wirelessly transmitting audiovisual information. First audiovisual information may be encoded using a first error correction coding method. A plurality of packets may be generated, including the first audiovisual information, second audiovisual information, and control information. The second audiovisual information may not be encoded using the first error correction coding method, and the control information may indicate this. The plurality of packets may be wirelessly transmitted. The control information may be usable by a receiver to determine that the second audiovisual information is not encoded using the first error correction coding method, and may thereby determine that the second audiovisual information is a different service version than the first audiovisual information.10-22-2009
20090262837Moving Image Decoding Apparatus and moving image decoding method - Moving image decoding apparatus and moving image decoding method wherein the picture quality degradation is small even when an error occurs in decoding or the like in an coding system that refers to more than one frames to perform a prediction coding. An error correcting part (10-22-2009
20110170617DTV TRANSMITTER AND METHOD OF CODING DATA IN DTV TRANSMITTER - A DTV transmitter includes a pre-processor pre-processing supplemental data, a multiplexer multiplexing pre-processed data with main data, and a byte-symbol converter converting each data byte of the multiplexed data into a symbol. It further includes a symbol processor processing each supplemental data symbol outputted from the byte-symbol converter. It encodes one of upper and lower bits of each supplemental data symbol into first and second data bits, post-decodes the first data bit, and outputs the post-decoded data bit and the second data bit as a symbol. The DTV transmitter further includes a symbol-byte converter converting each symbol outputted from the symbol processor into a data byte.07-14-2011
20090279616DATA TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A transmission apparatus receives information used to identify video data in which an error occurs on a communication path, and changes a coding mode in which data coding is performed by referring to video data in other frame so that video data coded by referring to the video data corresponding to the identification information is coded in a coding mode in which data coding is performed without referring to the video data in the other frame. Further, the transmission apparatus codes video data in the changed coding mode.11-12-2009
20090103636Apparatus and Method for Decoding Low Density Parity Check Coded Signals - The disclosed embodiments relate to an apparatus and method for decoding signals in a receiver, such as signals using low density parity check error correction. The apparatus includes a link circuit. The link circuit may include a first memory, a first and second processing block, and also include a first shift circuit for shifting data before entering one of the processing blocks and a second shift circuit for reversing the first shift after exiting the processing block. The link circuit may also include a second memory used for intermediate storage and shared by the first and second processing block. The method includes reading data from a memory, shifting the data prior to processing, processing the data, and then reverse shifting the data prior to writing it back to the memory.04-23-2009
20100278276DTV TRANSMITTER AND METHOD OF CODING DATA IN DTV TRANSMITTER - A DTV transmitter includes a pre-processor expanding original enhanced data, a data formatter generating enhanced data packets including the expanded enhanced data and inserting known data place holders into the data packets, a multiplexer multiplexing the enhanced data packets with main data packets including main data, and an RS encoder adding systematic RS parity data to each main data packet and adding non-systematic RS parity data holders to each enhanced data packet. It further includes a data interleaver interleaving the RS-coded data packets, a known data generator generating know data symbols, a converter converting the interleaved data packet into symbols, and a symbol processor processing the converted symbols. The symbol processor removes symbols representing the null data, encodes symbols representing the original enhanced data at a rate of N/M, and replaces symbols representing the know data place holders with known data symbols.11-04-2010
20100278275DISTORTION ESTIMATION - According to an implementation, a value of distortion is determined (11-04-2010
20110206139BLOCK DISTORTION DETECTION METHOD, BLOCK DISTORTION DETECTION APPARATUS, BLOCK DISTORTION REMOVAL METHOD, AND BLOCK DISTORTION REMOVAL APPARATUS - A video decoder is connected with a block distortion detector for specifying the boundary of blocks where block boundary occurs, using decoded image data and information of motion vectors, which are supplied from the video decoder; and a block distortion remover for subjecting pixels in the vicinity of the block boundary of the decoded image to filtering on the basis of the result of detection from the block distortion detector, thereby removing the block distortion. Therefore, block distortion is accurately detected when a compressed and coded image is decoded, and the detected block distortion is removed while minimizing the blurriness of the image.08-25-2011
20090190672METHOD AND DEVICE TO PROCESS A RECEIVED ANALOG SIGNAL AND TO EXTRACT DIGITAL DATA THEREFROM ACCORDING TO A PLURALITY OF PROTOCOLS - According to the invention, it is proposed a new method and device to process radio signal and convert them into MPEG transport stream (TS) packets, IP packets or other transport stream formats.07-30-2009
20080267298MOVING IMAGE DECODING DEVICE, BROADCASTING RECEPTION DEVICE, AND MOVING IMAGE DECODING METHOD - According to one embodiment, there is provided a moving image decoding device including a detecting section which detects an error of a macro block from a stream signal composed of a plurality of slices having a plurality of macro blocks, a control section which, when a skip macro block is present in a slice including the macro block where the detecting section detects an error and a CBP value of the macro block in this slice exceeds a threshold, discards macro blocks after the macro block where the CBP value exceeds the threshold, and a decoding section which conceals and decodes the stream signal where the macro block row including the error is discarded by the control section so as to output a moving image signal.10-30-2008
20090190671TRANSCODING DEVICE, TRANSCODER, DECODER, AND TRANSCODING METHOD - A transcoding device has been disclosed, which reduces the influence of an error even if the error has occurred in a decode image before re-encoding (transcoding). The transcoding device includes a decoder that decodes image data encoded in a first format and a transcoder that re-encodes image data supplied from the decoder into a second format, wherein the decoder calculates and outputs an amount of decode errors at the time of decoding and a transcoder 07-30-2009
20110222610FEC FRAME HEADER DESIGN FOR CABLE TELEVISION SIGNALS - An efficient and reliable encoding method suitable for header information in a digital cable television transmission system is provided. An embodiment is shown for FEC frame headers in a DVB-C2 standard, along with the detection algorithm for the FEC header. In the DVB-C2 Standard, Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) or Variable Coding and Modulation (VCM) is applied to each FEC block to provide as much flexibility as possible. As a result, a frame header is attached in front of each FEC frame to inform the coding rate, modulation type and physical layer pipe identifier. Besides the signaling of physical layer related information, the FEC frame header has to provide a structure so that it can be easily and reliably detected in the receiver. Motivated by the need in DVB-C2 Standard, an efficient and reliable method and apparatus to encode the FEC header for DVB-C2 Standard is provided in at least one implementation in this disclosure. In addition, the detection algorithm of the FEC header is described.09-15-2011
20090052553DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD FOR CONCEALING ERRORS IN DECODED MEDIA UNITS - The present invention relates to a device (02-26-2009
20090080537ROBUST DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.03-26-2009
20120069913CHANNEL EQUALIZER AND METHOD OF PROCESSING BROADCAST SIGNAL IN DTV RECEIVING SYSTEM - A channel equalizer includes a first transformer, an estimator, an average calculator, a second transformer, a coefficient calculator, a compensator, and a third transformer. The first transformer converts normal data into frequency domain data, where a known data sequence is periodically repeated in the normal data. The estimator estimates channel impulse responses (CIR) during known data intervals adjacent to each normal data block. The average calculator calculates an average value of the CIRs. The second transformer converts the average value into frequency domain data. The coefficient calculator calculates equalization coefficients using the average value, and the compensator compensates channel distortion of each normal data block using the coefficients. The third transformer converts the compensated data block into time domain data.03-22-2012
20090097575UNIVERSAL BLOCKINESS CORRECTION - Techniques to remove inherited blockiness with a low million instructions per second (MIPs) are provided. In one configuration, a device comprises a processor operative to implement a set of instructions to universally correct blockiness. The processor commandeers the in-loop deblocking filtering engine and universally corrects blockiness, including inherited blockiness, using the in-loop deblocking filtering engine.04-16-2009
20090257512Error Concealment for MPEG Decoding with Personal Video Recording Functionality - Error concealment for motion picture expert group (MPEG) decoding with personal video recording functionality. Error concealment of MPEG data may take place within various components within playback, recording, reading and writing data systems. The error concealment may be provided within existing systems whose components may not be capable of accommodating errors within MPEG data. In certain embodiments, the available data that contain no errors is maximized to conceal those portions of the data that do include errors. Various layers may be accommodated while performing error concealment, including the MPEG transport stream layer, the video layer, and the audio layer.10-15-2009
20090245391Lossy frame memory compression using intra refresh - Pixel data is compressed using a combination of variable and fixed quantization for luminance data. The luminance is compared to the result of variable quantization and to the result of the fixed quantization to compute a variable noise and a fixed noise. The result of the variable quantization is selected if the variable noise is less than the fixed noise, otherwise the fixed quantization result is selected if the fixed noise is less than the variable noise. The selected result is transferred to a frame memory. In another aspect of the invention, an intra mode coding decision is forced if the noise corresponding to the selected result exceeds a threshold.10-01-2009
20080260047FEEDBACK BASED SCALABLE VIDEO CODING - A system and method provides a first integrity check code that can be calculated at an encoder and then sent to a decoder as a supplemental enhancement information message. The decoder can then calculate a second integrity check code over the actual received network abstraction layer units. This second integrity check code can be compared with the encoder-generated first integrity check code sent via the supplemental enhancement information message to indicate if in fact all of the transmitted NAL units from which the integrity check code was generated have been received without changes in their content. In addition, an error tracking algorithm is provided that can be run at either the encoder or the decoder in order to determine if the network abstraction layer units are correct in content at the decoder level. Therefore, pictures that are sent as just intra coded frames and pictures that are sent as just inter coded frames can both be checked for errors. Hence, error checking can be provided in those situations where the decoder fails to provide adequate information to the encoder as to what has actually been decoded.10-23-2008
20080260046Coding/Decoding Method and Apparatus For Improviding Video Error Concealment - A coding/decoding method and an apparatus for improving video error concealment are provided, wherein the coding method comprises obtaining the relevant information of a mostly matching area for an area, wherein both the mostly matching area and the area are located in the same picture; and coding the relevant information of the mostly matching area into a coded video stream comprising the area. With the error concealment of the present invention, only several bits are required to be added when coding, whereby the whole picture appears more natural during decoding and error concealment, and the picture quality is also significantly enhanced.10-23-2008
20100014596SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF COMPRESSED VIDEO SIGNALS BY SMOOTHING BLOCK ARTIFACTS - The present invention is directed to systems and methods in which, for a given amount of data required to represent a compressed video signal, the quality of the uncompressed displayed real-time video, as perceived by a typical human viewer, is improved. Systems and methods herein achieve this improvement by attenuating the appearance of blocks without necessarily having a priori knowledge of their locations. The methods described herein attenuate the appearance of these blocks such that the quality of the resultant real-time video, as perceived by the HVS, is improved.01-21-2010
20090316799Image Processing Circuit and Associated Method - An image processing circuit includes a compression circuit, a plurality of first line buffers, a decompression circuit, and a motion estimation/compensation circuit. The compression circuit receives source image data and compresses the received source image data to generate a compressed image data. The first line buffers, coupled to the compression circuit, sequentially receive the compressed image data and buffer the compressed image data. The decompression circuit, coupled to the first line buffers, decompresses the compressed image data to generate a decompressed image data. The motion estimation/compression circuit, coupled to the decompression circuit, performs motion estimation/compensation according to the decompressed image data.12-24-2009
20100150252Multimedia Stream Combining - Two or more video streams including a high quality video stream and a low quality video stream are simultaneously transmitted to the video receiving device over the wireless network. All of the video streams carry the same video content but with different video quality. The high quality video stream is encoded using an unequal error protection code so that first components (e.g., high frequency components) receive a higher level of error protection than second components (e.g., low frequency components). The video receiving device can select the high quality video stream when channel conditions are favorable. When channel conditions are not good enough to support the high quality video stream, the video receiving device determines whether the first components of the high quality video stream with the greater error protection are usable. If so, the video receiving device combines the first components of the high quality video stream with the low quality video stream. Otherwise, the video receiving device outputs the low quality video stream.06-17-2010
20080232478Methods of Performing Error Concealment For Digital Video - Error concealment is used to hide the effects of errors detected within digital video information. A complex error concealment mode decision is disclosed to determine whether spatial error concealment (SEC) or temporal error concealment (TEC) should be used. The error concealment mode decision system uses different methods depending on whether the damaged frame is an intra-frame or an inter-frame. If the video frame is an intra-frame then a similarity metric is used to determine if the intra-frame represents a scene-change or not. If the video frame is an intra-frame, a complex multi-termed equation is used to determine whether SEC or TEC should be used. A novel spatial error concealment technique is disclosed for use when the error concealment mode decision determines that spatial error concealment should be used for reconstruction. The novel spatial error concealment technique divides a corrupt macroblock into four different regions, a corner region, a row adjacent to the corner region, a column adjacent to the corner region, and a remainder main region. Those regions are then reconstructed in that order and information from earlier reconstructed regions may be used in later reconstructed regions. Finally, a macroblock refreshment technique is disclosed for preventing error propagation from harming non-corrupt inter-blocks. Specifically, an inter-macroblock may be ‘refreshed’ using spatial error concealment if there has been significant error caused damage that may cause the inter-block to propagate the errors.09-25-2008
20090290648METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING IMAGE DATA - The method of transmitting image data of a sequence of images comprises, for at least one image of said sequence of images:11-26-2009
20090279615ERROR CONCEALMENT FOR FRAME LOSS IN MULTIPLE DESCRIPTION CODING - Systems and methodologies for concealing frame loss in a video transmission environment are provided herein. Multiple Description Coding (MDC) can be used as an Error Resilience technique for video coding. In case of transmission errors, Error Concealment can be combined with MDC to reconstruct a lost frame, such that the propagated error to following frames can be reduced. Further, multi-hypothesis decoding can be employed to enhance reconstructed video quality of MDC over packet loss networks. For instance, one or more frames after the lost frame in the same stream can be reconstructed using multi-hypothesis decoding, which combines directly decoding and temporally interpolating these frames. Moreover, output obtained from directly decoding and temporally interpolating each frame can be combined by generating a weighted sum of these hypotheses. Constant weights and/or adaptive weights (e.g., determined based on the minimum mean square error criterion) can be used for yielding the weighted sum.11-12-2009
20090074082System And Method Of Error Control For Video Coding - A system and method for video coding include an encoder and decoder. The encoder/decoder respectively include a base layer encoding/decoding apparatus, at least one enhancement layer encoding/decoding apparatus, and an encoder/decoder drift control apparatus. The encoder drift control apparatus is configured to determine the amount of local error drift for the encoder according to local information of the base layer encoding apparatus and the enhancement layer encoding apparatus and control the value of an encoder leaky factor according to the amount of error drift. The decoder drift control apparatus is configured to determine the amount of local error drift for the decoder according to local information of the base layer decoding apparatus and the enhancement layer decoding apparatus and control a decoder leaky factor according to the amount of error drift.03-19-2009
20080317137METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPATIAL ERROR CONCEALMENT OF IMAGE - A method and apparatus for error concealment in image data including a block having an error, the method including: dividing a region that surrounds the block into a plurality of neighboring regions; separately calculating edge angles of the neighboring regions; and selectively performing directional interpolation based on the calculated edge angles.12-25-2008
20090110083METHOD FOR TURBO TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL BROADCASTING TRANSPORT STREAM, A DIGITAL BROADCASTING TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION SYSTEM, AND A SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A digital broadcasting transmission/reception system, and a signal processing method thereof for turbo-processing digital broadcasting transport stream and transmitting the processed stream, includes a parity area generating unit preparing a first area for parity insertion with respect to a dual transport stream (TS) which includes a normal stream and a turbo stream as multiplexed, a first interleaver interleaving the dual TS which is transmitted from the parity area generating unit, a turbo processing unit detecting the turbo stream from the interleaved dual TS, exclusively encoding the detected turbo stream for turbo-processing, and stuffing the encoded turbo stream into the dual TS, a deinterleaver deinterleaving the dual TS which is processed by the turbo processing unit, and a transmitting unit transmitting the dual TS which is processed at the deinterleaver.04-30-2009
20100309988ERROR CORRECTION IN DISTRIBUTED VIDEO CODING12-09-2010
20130136193APPARATUS AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING BROADCAST DATA - An encoding apparatus and a method of encoding a source block including different types of data payloads are provided. The method includes dividing the source block into a predetermined number M of sub blocks, generating a predetermined number P05-30-2013
20100322320DIGITAL DATA RECEIVER - To be able to combine audio quality with video quality, a digital data receiver (12-23-2010
20090213940Error Resilient Video Transmission Using Instantaneous Receiver Feedback and Channel Quality Adaptive Packet Retransmission - Systems and methods for delivering real-time video imagery to a receiver over a channel. A current video frame is captured and digitized. The digitized frame is divided into a plurality of macroblocks. For each macroblock an intra, inter or skip mode coding mode is determined. Based on instantaneous feedback received from a receiver regarding successfully received video packets for a prior video frame, a quantization parameter is set and the macroblocks are encoded in accordance with their respective selected coding mode. Synchronized error concealment is performed at both the encoder and decoder sides of the system and retransmission of lost video packets, using an adaptive retransmission scheme, are performed in accordance with the instantaneous feedback from the receiver.08-27-2009
20090213939Video Coding Method And Device - A video coding method, comprising the following steps: a) successive images (F) of a video sequence are coded to generate coding parameters, b) the coding parameters are included in an output stream (Φ) to be transmitted to a station (B) including a decoder (08-27-2009
20090034632INTRA-FORECAST MODE SELECTING, MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD, AND DEVICE AND PROGRAM USING THE SAME - An intra-forecast mode selecting method is provided to select an intra-forecast mode suitable for intra-forecast coding of a coding subject block from intra-forecast modes including a DC intra-forecasting mode based on a difference in forecast between a coding amount of the intra-forecast mode and an intra-forecast. The intra-forecast mode selecting method is comprised of intra-forecast mode selecting means for correcting the coding amount of the DC intra-forecast mode to be equal to that of the other intra-forecast or less to select an intra-forecast mode based on a difference in forecast between the coding amount of the corrected DC intra-forecast and the intra-forecast.02-05-2009
20090034629DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD - The present invention provides a method of processing data in digital broadcasting system. The method includes receiving a broadcast signal including mobile broadcast service data and main broadcast service data, wherein the mobile broadcast service data configures a RS frame, and wherein the RS frame includes at least one data packet corresponding to the mobile broadcast service data, an RS parity generated based upon the at least one data packet, and a CRC checksum generated based upon the at least one data packet and the RS parity, performing CRC-decoding and RS-decoding on the RS frame, thereby correcting errors occurred in the corresponding mobile broadcast service data, extracting video data from the mobile broadcast service data, and decoding the extracted video data, wherein the video data includes data of a base layer and data of an enhanced layer and wherein the enhanced layer has a spatial resolution or an image quality different from that of the base layer.02-05-2009
20090016447Method and Apparatus for Packet Loss Detection and Virtual Packet Generation at SVC Decoders - Packetized video data with a base-layer and at least one enhancement-layer organized in a GOP structure may contain packet loss errors. A method for detecting such errors comprises the steps of reading header information relating to a layer, generating a scheme or selecting a predefined scheme according to said header information, the scheme comprising display order number, number of reference frames and temporal level for the frames of the respective layer, extracting from received video data frames display order number, number of reference frames and temporal level parameters, and detecting that one or more frames or packets are missing, wherein the received parameters are compared with the parameters of expected frames according to said scheme and a missing packet or frame is determined by a mismatch between received and expected parameters.01-15-2009
20110085605METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR EVALUATING VIDEO QUALITY - A method, a system, and an apparatus for evaluating video quality are disclosed to improve accuracy of the evaluation. The method includes: obtaining information about a transmitted video; resolving the information about the transmitted video to obtain video frame parameters, where the video frame parameters include a compression distortion parameter and/or a video quality distortion parameter with packet loss; and calculating a video frame quality parameter according to the video frame parameters. An apparatus and a system for evaluating video quality are provided. The embodiments of the present invention improve accuracy of video quality evaluation without reference.04-14-2011
20090323826Error concealment techniques in video decoding - Error concealment techniques for video decoding are described. For example, a video decoder after finding a corrupted picture in a bit stream, finds a suitable neighbor for the corrupted picture. For example, the video decoder favors pictures with the same parity as the corrupted picture and considers picture order count and picture corruption in choosing a neighbor. The decoder then modifies syntax elements for the encoded video in the bit stream to allow the neighbor to be used in concealing the corruption in the corrupted picture. The modification of syntax elements can depend on the particular video decoder implementation. For example, in a software-only multithreaded video decoder, a task graph is modified, while in a system utilizing video acceleration, syntax elements for reference lists are modified.12-31-2009
20090034631BROADCAST RECEIVER AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA - A broadcast receiver and a method of processing data are disclosed. The broadcast receiver includes a broadcasting module, at least one function module, and a controller. The broadcasting module receives and processes mobile broadcast signal. The function module outputs at least one of a video output and an audio output. The controller controls output of at least one of video output and audio output corresponding to each of the broadcasting module and the function module, when a mode shift occurs between the broadcasting module and at least one the function module.02-05-2009
20100124287TRANSMISSIONS WITH REDUCED CODE RATE IN 8VSB DIGITAL TELEVISION - Procedures performed prior to convolutional interleaving of 8VSB digital television signals restrict the alphabet of symbols in novel methods of generating trellis-coded digital television signals that include more robust symbol coding using a restricted alphabet of symbols selected from a full 8VSB symbol alphabet consisting of −7, −5, −3, −1, +1, +3, +5 and +7 normalized modulation levels superposed on a background modulation level. Certain of these novel procedures generate pseudo-2VSB or P-2VSB robust symbol coding with a restricted alphabet of symbols consisting of −7, −5, +5 and +7 normalized modulation levels superposed on a background modulation level. Others of these novel procedures generate prescribed-coset-pattern-modulation or PCPM robust symbol coding intermixing two restricted alphabets of symbols according to a prescribed pattern. One of the two restricted alphabets of symbols used in PCPM consists of −3, −1, +5 and +7 normalized modulation levels superposed on a background modulation level. The other of the two restricted alphabets of symbols used in PCPM consists of −7, −5, +1 and +3 normalized modulation levels superposed on a background modulation level.05-20-2010
20120201309Error Detection on Variable Length Code Decoder - Decoding of image data from a bit stream of encoded image data is performed. The image data was encoded in a selected domain by a transform function. A set of coefficients is extracted from the bit stream, wherein the set of coefficients represent a block of the image data. Each coefficient is compared to a theoretical model of a distribution of the coefficient data representative of the transform function. A decoding error is indicated when a coefficient does not lie within the theoretical model.08-09-2012
20120201310VIDEO QUALITY ESTIMATION APPARATUS, VIDEO QUALITY ESTIMATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - This invention provides a video quality estimation apparatus (08-09-2012
20100260269VIDEO DECODING WITH ERROR DETECTION AND CONCEALMENT - A system and method of decoding input video information is disclosed which includes performing error detection for each video block of a frame, determining whether a scene change occurs for the frame, and when an error is detected in a video block, performing spatial concealment by concealing error of the erroneous video block using neighboring video information within the frame when the erroneous video block is intraframe encoded or when a scene change is detected for the frame, or performing temporal concealment by replacing the erroneous video block with a reference video block from a reference frame when the erroneous video block is interframe encoded and when a scene change is not detected for the frame. The method may further include detecting false frames based on comparing current and new frame number and picture order count values of a new slice.10-14-2010
20100260272TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION METHOD - An apparatus which generates a first correction packet to correct an error in a first moving image packet based a first combination which includes a first moving image packet and a second moving image packet and generates a second correction packet to correct the error in the first moving image packet based on a second combination which includes the first moving image packet and a third moving image packet. The apparatus further transmits the first, the second, and the third moving image packets and the first correction packet to a first and a second receiving apparatuses, respectively and transmits the second correction packet to the second receiving apparatus.10-14-2010
20100260271SYSYTEM AND METHOD FOR ENCODING VIDEO - A system and method for encoding video and reducing video artifacts in the encoded video are provided. The system and method of the present disclosure provide for enabling a user to simply select a preset (e.g., a group of encoding or re-encoding parameters) to fix or provide a starting point to fix video artifacts present in an encoded video. Furthermore, the system and method of present disclosure flag, classify, and organize potential post-encoding related video quality issues, e.g., video artifacts such as banding, dark noise, etc., that are detected during the encoding process. By identifying and categorizing video artifacts, the system and method make the fixing of these video artifacts easier and more precise thereby increasing quality, saving time, and performance.10-14-2010
20100260270SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENCODING VIDEO - A system and method for encoding video with versioning to allow for control, organization of scenes/shots and presentation of re-encoding history are provided. The system and method of the present disclosure provide for generating a first version of encoded video based on a first encoding parameter, generating at least one second version of encoded video based on a second re-encoding parameter, generating comparison data based on the first and the at least one second version for encoded video, and displaying the first and the at least one second version of encoded video and said comparison data. The comparison data is at least one of a listing of video artifacts, a video file size, encoding parameters and metadata generated from the first and the at least one second version of encoded video.10-14-2010
20090323827METHOD RELATED TO NOISE REDUCTION - A pre-processing of video data before coding and transmission, for a method for noise reduction in High-Density video images. A low implementation-complex filter filters raw pixel data output of a video camera with a low pass property for both spatial and temporal noise and the filter is adapted based on the high frequency content of the picture, leaving most of the image content unaffected by the filtering process.12-31-2009
20080247469METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRACKING ERROR PROPAGATION AND REFRESHING A VIDEO STREAM - A method and device for tracking error propagation and refreshing a video stream is provided. The proposed subject matter comprises of an error propagation tracking method that works in the sub-sampled domain to reduce computational cycles and memory bandwidth. Further, the tracking based update of the error propagation metric is done differently for static and non-static regions to avoid unnecessary refresh of static areas. Through suitable thresholding of the metric at a macroblock (MB) level, a set of refresh MBs are selected for each frame. These refresh MBs are coded either as an intra MB or as an inter MB that is predicted from one or more reliable reference frames (—frames that are known to be available at the decoder with negligible errors—). Such inter coding of refresh MBs improves the compression efficiency when compared to pure intra coding of refresh MBs. Further, variants to the threshold selection are presented that result in temporally uniform distribution of the number of refresh MBs and a strict refresh scheme wherein all MBs are guaranteed to be with negligible errors following a packet loss within a committed refresh period. In addition, to using the error propagation metric, spatial connectivity to already chosen refresh MBs is used in the selection of additional refresh MBs within a frame and across frames; this reduces the rate of error propagation due to part of a macroblock predicting from older, erroneous neighboring MBs and in turn requiring more refresh MBs on the average per frame.10-09-2008
20110150103DTV TRANSMITTER AND METHOD OF CODING MAIN AND ENHANCED DATA IN DTV TRANSMITTER - A DTV transmitter includes a pre-processor pre-processing enhanced data, a data formatter generating enhanced data packets including the pre-processed enhanced data, and a multiplexer multiplexing the enhanced data packets with main data packets. The transmitter further includes an RS encoder RS-coding the multiplexed packets by adding systematic RS parity data to each main data packet and by adding non-systematic RS parity place holders to each enhanced data packet, and a data interleaver interleaving the RS-coded packets. The non-systematic RS parity place holders are placed after the enhanced data within each interleaved enhanced data packet, and a sequence of known data place holders is periodically included in the interleaved enhanced data packets.06-23-2011
20090232225METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYTICAL AND EMPIRICAL HYBRID ENCODING DISTORTION MODELING - There are provided a method and apparatus for analytical and empirical hybrid encoding distortion modeling. An apparatus includes a distortion calculator for modeling video encoding distortion by dividing the video encoding distortion into a first portion and a second portion, calculating the first portion using empirical calculations, and calculating the second portion using analytical calculations.09-17-2009
20090190670METHOD FOR COMPENSATING TIMING MISMATCH IN A/V DATA STREAM - Methods for compensating timing errors in an A/V stream are provided. An embodiment of the methods includes: receiving a plurality of encoded video frames of a current Group of pictures (GOP) from the video encoder and a plurality of encoded audio frames; when an error occurs in the video encoder, utilizing a most recent encoded video frame of a previous GOP received from the video encoder as a reference to generate a plurality of dummy video frames; and utilizing the dummy video frames to pad the current GOP.07-30-2009
20090168902METHOD FOR ARRANGING ZAPPING STREAMS IN MPE-FEC FRAME AND RECEIVER - In the invention, zapping streams respectively relating to a plurality of normal service are set in one burst, and the burst is transmitted as a zapping burst. The zapping burst is transmitted in a cycle of one second or less. A PID dedicated to a zapping burst is added to the zapping burst. Association between the zapping burst and the normal service is designated by an IP source address, an IP destination address, or a port number. The transmission performed in this manner make it possible to perform a zapping process without considerably changing an IP encapsulator on a transmission side and an existing receiver.07-02-2009
20080267299VIDEO CODING - A method of encoding a video signal representing a sequence of pictures, the method comprising comparing a first picture with a second picture, calculating a measure of the similarity between the first and the second pictures, comparing the measure of similarity with a predetermined criterion of similarity and, when the measure of similarity does not meet the predetermined criterion of similarity, outputting an indicator indicating that a non-temporally predictive error concealment method should be used by a subsequent decoder and, when the measure of similarity meets the predetermined criterion of similarity, outputting an indicator indicating that a temporally predictive error concealment method should be used by a subsequent decoder.10-30-2008
20090003461ERROR CONCEALING METHOD AND APPARATUS ADAPTIVE TO CHARACTERISTICS OF BLOCKS ADJACENT TO LOST BLOCK - An error concealment method and apparatus that are adaptive to characteristics of blocks adjacent to a lost block, the adaptive error concealment method including: determining one or more thresholds for selecting an error concealment method, from a plurality of error concealment methods, based on one or more of characteristics of blocks adjacent to a current block having an error; generating a temporal activity and a spatial activity of pixels adjacent to the current block; and selecting an error concealment method, from the plurality of error concealment methods, for the current block according to a result obtained by comparing the temporal activity, the one or more thresholds, and the spatial activity.01-01-2009
20110150102Transmission of Compressed Data Stream with Compensation Values - In a data transmission system such as a television service provider system, compensation value data corresponding to information lost during lossy compression of program content (which may or may not already be compressed prior to the lossy compression) may be sent to a customer along with the lossy-compressed content. At the customer end, the compensation value data may be used during decompression to provide higher quality content to the customer than would otherwise be experienced without access to the compensation values.06-23-2011
20100158136VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD, ENCODING DEVICE, DECODING DEVICE, AND DATA STRUCTURE FOR FACILITATING LAYOUT OF A RESTORED IMAGE FRAME - A video processing method is implemented by encoding and decoding devices. The video processing method includes: configuring the encoding device to decrease a resolution of a received at least one source image frame based on a received reference signal to obtain reduced image frame content with a reduced resolution, and to generate a relay image frame containing the reduced image frame content; configuring the encoding device to generate a header including at least one element containing information of the reduced image frame content, pack the relay image frame and the header into a video signal, and transmit the video signal to the decoding device; and configuring the decoding device to obtain a restored image frame from the reduced image frame content based on the element in the header. A data structure, and encoding and decoding devices are also disclosed.06-24-2010
20100195742ERROR CONCEALMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS - An embodiment of error concealment method for a bitstream is provided. The method first detects an error in a current frame of the bitstream, and when the error is detected, an error concealment procedure is performed on the current frame, starting from a first macroblock thereof preceding a second macroblock associated with the detected error.08-05-2010
20100020886SCALABILITY TECHNIQUES BASED ON CONTENT INFORMATION - Apparatus and methods of using content information for encoding multimedia data are described. A method of processing multimedia data includes classifying content of multimedia data, and encoding the multimedia data in a first data group and in a second data group based on the content classification. The first and second groups are associated with quality levels. A user can request a target quality level.01-28-2010
20080310518METHOD FOR REDUCING CHANNEL CHANGE TIME OF INTERNET PROTOCOL TELEVISION (IPTV) AND IPTV SERVICE PROVISION SERVER FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - The present invention provides a method for reducing channel change time of an IPTV and an IPTV service provision server for implementing the same, which comprise: determining the type of each of individual channels to be provided to a user and the number of additional intraframes required to be inserted into video data to be provided via the channels; inserting the additional intraframes corresponding to the determined number into the video data; encoding the video data; and transmitting the encoded video data to a first router or a second router according to the determined channel type, before receiving a channel request signal from the user.12-18-2008
20120307915Method and System for Viewer Quality Estimation of Packet Video Streams - A method and system for the estimation of the effect of packet loss on a viewer's subjective perception of a packet video stream. The method involves estimating a quality metric for every frame in the video stream, accumulating such metrics over time, and transforming the result into a Mean Opinion Score (“MOS”) which represents the viewer's subjective perception of the video stream. The method takes into account various factors such as frame rate, frame types and sizes, decoding algorithms, propagated error rates, and the effect of video content on viewer perception. The method can be used for both encrypted and unencrypted video streams.12-06-2012
20090034630BROADCAST RECEIVER AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA - A broadcast receiver, and a method of processing data are disclosed. The broadcast receiver includes a receiving unit, a RS frame decoder, a decoding unit, and an output unit. The receiving unit receives a broadcast signal multiplexed mobile broadcast service data including a first information associated with safety/security and main broadcast service data. The RS frame decoder performs CRC-decoding and RS-decoding on the RS frame, thereby correcting errors occurred in the corresponding mobile broadcast service data. The decoding unit extracts the first information from the error-corrected mobile broadcast service data, thereby decoding the extracted data with at least one of an audio decoder, a video decoder, and a data decoder. The output unit outputs the first information decoded by the decoder in a form of at least one of a text, a voice message, and an image.02-05-2009
20100061465SUB-CHANNEL ACQUISITION IN A DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER DESIGNED TO RECEIVE MOBILE/HANDHELD SIGNALS - When a change in sub-channel selection is made after a mobile/handheld (M/H) Frame is begun, an M/H receiver is for some time unable to correct byte errors by transverse Reed-Solomon (TRS) decoding of turbo decoding results. Despite this, later stages of the M/H receiver are supplied data that cyclic-redundancy-check (CRC) decoding of Internet protocol (IP) packets does not find to be in error. Some of the IP packets comprise Service Map Table (SMT)-mobile/handheld (MH) data used to update SMT determining how the M/H receiver is operated. SMT-MH data that have not been subjected to TRS byte-error correction are kept from updating the SMT until those SMT-MH data are verified by later SMT-MH data subjected to TRS byte-error correction. Transmitting total number of Groups (TNOG)—one information for the currently received M/H Frame in all its sub-frames speeds up acquisition of Fast Information Channel updates by the M/H receiver.03-11-2010
20120099660RECEIVING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING DIGITAL BROADCAST SIGNAL IN THE RECEIVING SYSTEM - A transmitting system, a receiving system, and a method of processing broadcast signals are disclosed. The method for processing a broadcast signal in a broadcast receiver comprises receiving a DTV signal including a data group, the data group including mobile service data, segmented known data sequences, long known data sequences and transmission parameter data, compensating carrier frequency offset of the DTV signal and channel-equalizing the carrier frequency offset compensated DTV signal using at least one of the long known data sequences and segmented known data sequences in the data group of the DTV signal, wherein the channel-equalizing includes performing a Error Correction (FEC) decoding on data located between the segmented known data sequences, and estimating Channel Impulse Response (CIR) using the FEC decoded data as known data.04-26-2012
20090147861Imaging Frame Freeze Detection - Techniques for detecting faults in a digital video stream include frame freeze detection that can alert an operator of frame freeze in a digital video stream. According to various embodiments, a counter or other code generator is used to place a code into each frame of a video stream. The code counts sequentially, or otherwise changes in a predetermined manner, from one frame to the next and is embedded into one or more pixels of each frame. Verification at the destination, or display, of the changing code within the frames of the video stream can confirm that the video stream is not in a frame freeze fault condition prior to display. If a fault condition is detected by the code verification process, an operator can be made aware of the fault.06-11-2009
20110317773METHOD FOR DOWNSAMPLING IMAGES - Advantage is taken of the concept of Newton iteration to iteratively generate error-corrected downsampled images such that when upsampled with a specified upsampler, the final result very closely matches the original full-resolution image. An implementation of this method requires a target upsampling method for which results are to be optimized (for example, a bicubic upsampler); a downsampling method appropriate for the required downsampling ratio (for example, a bilinear downsampler); an error measure method for determining how closely an upscaled result image matches the original image; and a stopping criterion.12-29-2011
20120008695ENCODING WITH VISUAL MASKING - Some embodiments of the invention encode a sequence of video images based on “visual masking” attributes of the video images and/or portions of the video images. Visual masking of an image or a portion of the image is an indication of how much coding artifacts can be tolerated in the image or image portion. To express the visual masking attribute of an image or an image portion, some embodiments compute a visual masking strength that quantifies the brightness energy of the image or the image portion. In some embodiments, the brightness energy is measured as a function of the average luma or pixel energy of the image or image portion.01-12-2012
20120014458DTV TRANSMITTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA IN DTV TRANSMITTING SYSTEM - A DTV transmitting system includes two pre-processors. The first pre-processor codes high-priority enhanced data for forward error correction (FEC) and expands the FEC-coded data. The second pre-processor codes low-priority enhanced data for FEC and expands the FEC-coded low-priority enhanced data. The DTV transmitting system further includes a data formatter generating enhanced data packets including the pre-processed data, a multiplexer multiplexing the enhanced data packets with main data packets, an RS encoder RS-coding the multiplexed data packets, a data interleaves interleaving the RS-coded data packets, and a block processor which codes each block of enhanced data in the interleaved enhanced data packets and bypasses the interleaved main data packets.01-19-2012
20120155556DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSMISSION WITH ERROR CORRECTION - A multimedia stream system includes a transmitter and a multimedia data stream receiver. The transmitter at receives raw multimedia data and generates uniform error correction data and a standard multimedia data stream. The multimedia data stream receiver receives the standard multimedia data stream containing encoded multimedia data and the uniform error correction data for error correction of encoded multimedia data.06-21-2012
20090141813VIDEO 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.06-04-2009
20120121025BITSTREAM MANIPULATION AND VERIFICATION OF ENCODED DIGITAL MEDIA DATA - Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for manipulating bitstreams of digital media data compressed according to a compression standard. Also disclosed are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for evaluating compliance of an encoded bitstream of digital media data with a compression standard. In one exemplary embodiment, a conforming bitstream of compressed digital media data is input. One or more of the parameters in the bitstream are selectively altered into parameters that do not conform to the video compression standard. The selective alteration can be performed such that parameters that would make the bitstream non-decodable if altered are bypassed and left unaltered. A non-conforming bitstream that includes the one or more selectively altered parameters is output.05-17-2012
20100246690IMAGE CODING DISTORTION REDUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - According to one embodiment, the apparatus of the embodiment of the invention has following modules. A decoder decodes a coded moving image signal to obtain a decoded moving image signal. A coding implementation information acquisition module acquires coding implementation information used when the coding is carried out. A motion detector obtains a motion detection output indicating a motion of an image. A coding distortion reduction module has a plurality of kinds of distortion reducing characteristics which reduce a plurality of kinds of coding distortions included in the decoded moving image signal. A coding distortion reduction controller controls the plurality of kinds of distortion reducing characteristics in accordance with the output of the coding implementation information and the motion detection output.09-30-2010
20100246689DYNAMIC DITHERING FOR VIDEO COMPRESSION - A method and device for dithering video from a decoder. The method and device provide: selecting a segment of video frames from the video; computing a noise map for the segment of the video, the noise map computed from differences among pixels selected from spatially-distributed sampling patterns in the segment; determining contours of quantization artifacts within the video frame based on the noise map and a histogram of pixel values in the video frame; computing a gradient measurement of pixel values along the contours; identifying regions along the contours of quantization artifacts to apply dithering based on the noise map and the gradient measurement; determining a dithering strength based on the noise map and the gradient measurement; and applying dithering noise to the identified regions at the determined dithering strength.09-30-2010
20120163478DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA IN DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM - A method of processing digital broadcast data in a digital broadcast transmitter includes performing Reed-Solomon (RS) encoding and Cyclic Redundancy Check encoding on mobile service data to build an RS frame; dividing the RS frame into a plurality of portions; mapping one of the plurality of portions into a first data group and inserting known data sequences, transmission parameters, place holders for non-systematic RS parity data, place holders for main service data, and place holders for MPEG header data into the first data group; deinterleaving data of the first data group to output a second data group; and removing the place holders for non-systematic RS parity data and the place holders for main service data in the second data group and replacing the place holders for MPEG header data in the second data group with MPEG header data to output mobile service data packets.06-28-2012
20090060056METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONCEALING ERRORS IN A VIDEO DECODING PROCESS - A method for concealing errors in a video decoding process according to the invention, wherein said method comprises the steps of: receiving a frame of video picture comprising an comprising an error-existing picture area and a neighboring picture area; searching a similar picture area to said neighboring picture area according to a predetermined condition in a frame of reference picture of said video picture; concealing said existing errors by using the information in said video picture if said similar picture area is not found, or concealing said existing errors by using the information in said reference picture if said similar picture area is found.03-05-2009
20080298470Video Error Detection Technique Using a Crc Parity Code - Detection of errors in a video stream occurs by calculating an error detection code, such as a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) code over a group of not more than N macroblocks in a slice of the stream prior and after transmission, where N is an integer greater than zero but less than the total number of macroblocks in the slice. A comparison of the error detection codes reveals whether any errors exist in the group of macroblocks. If the group has no errors, normal decoding occurs. If the macroblock group has an error, then the macroblock group, and the remaining blocks in the slice undergo error concealment.12-04-2008
20110002398DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA IN DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER - A digital television transmitter and a method of coding main and enhanced data in the digital television transmitter are disclosed. In the digital television transmitter, a byte-symbol converter converts main and enhanced data packets into symbols, wherein at least one of the enhanced data packets may include data place holders for known data symbols. A known data generator generates a known data symbol. A symbol processor processes a first symbol outputted from the byte-symbol converter. Herein, the symbol processor may post-decode a first bit of the known data symbol and output the post-decoded bit and an initialization data bit when the first symbol is a symbol representing one of the place holders. A trellis encoder has one or more memories for trellis-encoding a second symbol outputted from the symbol processor, wherein the memories are initialized when the initialization data bit is processed in the trellis encoder.01-06-2011
20120269277RELIABLE DIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE FOR A MOBILE DTV SYSTEM - A digital data stream comprises alternating groups of information blocks and groups of parity blocks, each group of information blocks includes multiple information blocks and each group of parity blocks includes multiple parity blocks. An apparatus for receiving a digital data stream comprises a demodulator that receives and demodulates a digital data stream. An equalizer compensates for distortions in the digital data stream. A delay buffer generates a first stream of digital data representing the compensated digital data stream and a second stream of digital data representing a delayed version of the compensated digital data stream. A forward error correction block receives and processes the first and second streams of digital data from the delay buffer, and outputs an error corrected stream of digital data. A transport block receives and processes the error corrected stream from the forward error correction block for display10-25-2012
20090110082ROBUST PID FILTERING FOR DVB-H - One embodiment provides a method of performing packet identifier (PID) filtering of a digital video broadcasting-handheld (DVB-H) transport stream and includes processing a PID and a continuity counter (CC) sequence of the DVB-H transport stream, computing a number of mismatched bits between the PID and a desired PID, proceeding to a start of a reset state on a first-in-first-out (FIFO) queue of the DVB-H transport stream when a FIFO buffer becomes full, determining if a number of mismatched bits of a first packet in the FIFO buffer is less than a first threshold value, and proceeding to a start of a run algorithm state only if the number of mismatched bits of the first packet in the FIFO buffer is less than the first threshold value and if there is a valid CC sequence that includes the first packet.04-30-2009
20110235724METHOD OF PROCESSING TRAFFIC INFORMATION AND DIGITAL BROADCAST SYSTEM - A digital broadcast transmitting/receiving system and a method for processing data are disclosed. The method for processing data may enhance the receiving performance of the receiving system by performing additional coding and multiplexing processes on the traffic information data and transmitting the processed data. Thus, robustness is provided to the traffic information data, thereby enabling the data to respond strongly against the channel environment which is always under constant and vast change.09-29-2011
20120320993APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING THE EFFECTS OF PACKET LOSS ON DIGITAL VIDEO STREAMS - Apparatuses, systems, and methods for mitigating the effects of patent loss on a video stream are disclosed. The method can include encoding and transmitting a video stream by separating the video stream into a plurality of component video streams, such that each component video stream includes pixel color values associated with a color component of the color space, encoding at least a portion of the component video streams into component bitstreams, packetizing at least a portion of the component bitstreams into a plurality of packets such that no one packet of the plurality of packets includes color values corresponding to each of the plurality of color components for any frame of the plurality of frames, using a processor, and transmitting the plurality of packets.12-20-2012
20110280319DTV RECEIVER AND METHOD OF PROCESSING SIGNAL IN DTV RECEIVER - A DTV receiver includes a tuner, a demodulator, a channel equalizer, a sequence detector, and a burst controller. The tuner receives a DTV signal having main data and at least one burst of enhanced data. The demodulator demodulates the DTV signal by performing carrier and time recovery and the channel equalizer equalizes the demodulated signal. The sequence detector detects one or more known data sequences from any one of the received signal and the demodulated signal. The demodulator and the channel equalizer use the detected known data sequences when performing the carrier and timing recover and the channel-equalization, respectively. Lastly, the burst controller supplies power to the tuner, the demodulator, the channel equalizer, and the data detector only during a burst time for each burst of enhanced data for efficient power consumption.11-17-2011
20120320994ENCODER AND ENCODING METHOD PROVIDING INCREMENTAL REDUNDANCY - The present invention relates to an encoder for error correction code encoding input data words (D) into codewords (Z12-20-2012
20130170565Motion Estimation Complexity Reduction - A process for reducing computational complexity associated with motion estimation and thereby reducing the power consumption and reducing cycle requirements for video compression techniques is described. A process for improving motion estimation based on only comparing a fraction of total pixels involved in the block matching of a target block and the search area and the best match so far found for the target block. The processes involve improvements to MPEG-1, H.261, MPEG-2/H.262, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264/AVC, VP8, and VC-1 video coding standards and any other video compression technique employing a motion estimation technique.07-04-2013
20130121424MOTION COMPENSATED DE-BLOCKING - Digital noise removal methods and systems for picture quality improvement on next generation high quality set-top-box and digital TV SOCs is disclosed with particular to a de-blocking method and system that is effective on on-grid and off-grid blocky artifacts generated by lossy video compression standards. Blocky artifacts are filtered by extracting motions vectors for a current pixel block, calculating off-grid positions based on the extracted motion vectors, and applying de-blocking filtering along the calculated off-grid positions. The methods and systems can further skip filtering on-grid blocky artifacts to be filtered by an on-grid de-blocking filter known in the art.05-16-2013
20130114745DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSMITTING SYSTEM AND RECEIVING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING BROADCAST DATA - A DTV transmitting system includes a frame encoder, a randomizer, a block processor, a group formatter, a deinterleaver, and a packet formatter. The frame encoder builds an enhanced data frame and adds parity data into the data frame. The frame encoder further divides the data frame into first and second sub-frames including first and second portions of the parity data, respectively, and permutes a plurality of the first sub-frames and a plurality of the second sub-frames, respectively. The randomizer randomizes enhanced data in the permuted sub-frames, and the block processor codes the randomized data at a rate of 1/N1. The group formatter forms a group of enhanced data having one or more data regions and inserts the 1/N1 coded data into at least one of the data regions. The deinterleaver deinterleaves the group of enhanced data, and the packet formatter formats the deinterleaved data into enhanced data packets.05-09-2013
20110228859OBJECTIVE IMAGE QUALITY ASSESSMENT DEVICE OF VIDEO QUALITY AND AUTOMATIC MONITORING DEVICE - An objective image quality assessment device of a video quality for estimating a subjective image quality from compressed bit stream is provided. The device includes a macro-block layer parameter analyzer for acquiring a quantizer scale size defined with respect to each macro-block and a coding type of a slice from a compressed bit stream, an orthogonal transformation coefficient in each macro-block, and a reference frame number in the macro-block applied with a motion compensating prediction, an average quantizer scale calculator for obtaining an average in a sequence of the quantizer scale size for every coding type of the slice, a spatial degradation feature calculator and a temporal degradation feature calculator for obtaining a spatial degradation feature and a temporal degradation feature, in each macro-block, and an image feature integrator for deriving the objective image quality based on the features obtained in the calculators.09-22-2011
20110235725DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA IN DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM - A digital broadcast receiving system and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving a broadcast signal having mobile service data and main service data multiplexed therein, extracting transmission parameter channel (TPC) signaling information and fast information channel (FIC) signaling information from a data group within the received mobile service data, wherein the FIC signaling information includes a current/next (C/N) indicator, and wherein the TPC signaling information includes FIC version information, and detecting ensemble configuration information of a current MH frame.09-29-2011
20130148744Block Error Compensating Apparatus Of Image Frame And Method Thereof - An apparatus and method are provided for compensating a block error in an image frame. This may include a video codec decoder for decoding an inputted image frame, and outputting a decoded image frame. An error concealment block may detect an error-generated block in the decoded image frame and compensate the detected error block through a median filter, and output the compensated image frame.06-13-2013
20100316138DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSMITTER AND METHOD OF CODING DATA IN DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSMITTER - A digital television (DTV) transmitter and a method of coding data in the DTV transmitter method are disclosed. A pre-processes enhanced data by coding the enhanced data for forward error correction (FEC) and expanding the FEC-coded enhanced data. A data formatter generates enhanced data packets including the pre-processed enhanced data and inserting known data to at least one of the enhanced data packets. A first multiplexer multiplexes main data packets with the enhanced data packets, and a data randomizer randomizes the multiplexed data packets. A Reed-Solomon (RS) encoder RS-codes the randomized data packets by adding first parity data, and a data interleaver interleaves the RS-coded data packets. A trellis encoder trellis-encodes the interleaved data packets, wherein the trellis encoder may be initialized when a known data sequence is inputted thereto.12-16-2010
20100316137FOR ERROR CORRECTION IN DISTRIBUTED VIDEO CODING12-16-2010
20120020415METHOD FOR ASSESSING PERCEPTUAL QUALITY - The present invention relates to a full-reference (FR) objective method for assessing perceptual quality of decoded video frames in the presence of packet losses and coding artifacts. A method of assessing perceptual quality is provided. First, a value indicating an amount of distortion in a corresponding portion is accessed. Then, that value is classified as packet-loss distortion or coding-artifact distortion. Next, the classified value is modified to account for visibility differences of the human visual system, based on the classification, and then the modified values are combined for the multiple portions, to form a value indicating a total amount of distortion for the multiple portions.01-26-2012
20130195206VIDEO CODING USING EYE TRACKING MAPS - Video, including a sequence of original pictures, is encoded using eye tracking maps. The original pictures are compressed. Perceptual representations, including the eye tracking maps, are generated from the original pictures and from the compressed original pictures. The perceptual representations generated from the original pictures and from the compressed original pictures are compared to determine video quality metrics. The video quality metrics may be used to optimize the encoding of the video and to generate metadata which may be used for transcoding or monitoring.08-01-2013
20120039398DIGITAL E8-VSB RECEPTION SYSTEM AND E8-VSB DATA DEMULTIPLEXING METHOD - A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal is disclosed. Herein, the DTV signal is generated by performing Reed-Solomon (RS) encoding on additional data, multiplexing the RS-encoded additional data with main data, RS encoding the multiplexed additional and main data, interleaving the RS-encoded additional and main data, trellis encoding the interleaved additional and main data, and transmitting a Radio Frequency (RF) DTV signal including the trellis-encoded additional and main data. The method to process the DTV signal includes receiving the DTV signal including the additional data multiplexed with the main data through an antenna, in which signaling information is periodically inserted in the additional data. The received DTV signal is demodulated including performing channel equalization on the demodulated DTV signal. Trellis decoding is performed on the channel-equalized DTV signal. Further, the additional data from the trellis-decoded DTV signal is extracted including removing dummy data from the extracted additional data.02-16-2012
20130208814METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR TEMPORAL SYNCHRONISATION BETWEEN THE VIDEO BIT STREAM AND THE OUTPUT VIDEO SEQUENCE - A method for temporally synchronising an input bit stream of a video decoder with a processed video sequence decoded by an external video decoder includes the steps of: capturing the input bit stream and supplying it to a bit stream analyzer; parsing and analyzing the captured input bit stream by the bit stream analyzer; decoding the input bit stream and providing reconstructed images N08-15-2013

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