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Fractional pixel motion estimation
Author(s): Smita Gupta; Allen Gersho
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel method for sub-pixel motion estimation. Compared to traditional methods, our technique offers a significantly reduced complexity by eliminating the explicit interpolation of pixel values at a finer sampling grid and avoiding the distortion evaluation for each candidate sub-pixel motion vector. Simulation results confirm that its performance is virtually indistinguishable from that of a traditional sub-pixel motion estimator. To illustrate applications of the new method we have developed a variable resolution motion estimator. The performance of the variable resolution motion estimator is evaluated by replacement of the fixed resolution motion estimator in Simulation Model 3 of MPEG-1 video compression standard by the variable resolution motion estimator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2094, Visual Communications and Image Processing '93, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157959
Show Author Affiliations
Smita Gupta, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Allen Gersho, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2094:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '93
Barry G. Haskell; Hsueh-Ming Hang, Editor(s)

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