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Variable block size motion compensation: block matching and optical flow
Author(s): Robert E. Van Dyck; Thomas G. Marshall
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Paper Abstract

Many video compression systems use motion-compensated prediction to take advantage of the temporal redundancy. Typically, the motion compensation is done on a block-by-block basis using a fixed block size. This paper examines methods to improve motion estimation and compensation through the use of optical flow and adaptive block-based methods. The basic idea in both approaches is the same: to use larger blocks for regions of the image that have less detailed texture, and to use smaller blocks for more complicated regions. The best way to obtain the motion vectors for each block is examined in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2564, Applications of Digital Image Processing XVIII, (22 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217427
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Robert E. Van Dyck, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Thomas G. Marshall, Rutgers Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2564:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XVIII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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