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Efficient restoration and MPEG-2 encoding of old video archives
Author(s): Parimal Aswani; Man Nang Chong
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Paper Abstract

Most of the current implementations of MPEG-2 encoders have little provision for removal of noise from corrupted movie sequences. Presence of noise in video sequences will decrease the encoding efficiency and result in poorly reconstructed/decoded images. This paper presents an advanced MPEG2 encoder that has an in-built provision for noise removal. The proposed MPEG2 encoder can successfully remove most of the common types of artifacts found in old video archives such as dirt and sparkle and scratches, and store the video in MPEG2 compressed bit-stream. The video restoration algorithm used is a Gaussian weighted, bi-directional 3D autoregressive model. Since both the video restoration and MPEG2 encoding algorithms use bi-directional motion vectors in image sequences to align moving objects, significant speedup can be achieved if these two algorithms are integrated in such a way that the computation of the motion vectors is minimized. In this paper, we proposed an efficient method of developing such an MPEG2 encoder with in-built capability of restoring old video archives. The proposed advanced MPEG2 encoder is fully implemented on an Ultrasparc workstation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3653, Visual Communications and Image Processing '99, (28 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334714
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Parimal Aswani, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Man Nang Chong, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3653:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '99
Kiyoharu Aizawa; Robert L. Stevenson; Ya-Qin Zhang, Editor(s)

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