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Intermediate image interpolation using polyphase weighted median filters
Author(s): Ortwin Franzen; Christian Tuschen; Hartmut Schroeder
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Paper Abstract

A new algorithm for the interpolation of temporal intermediate images using polyphase weighted median filters is proposed in this paper. To achieve a good interpolation quality not only in still but also in moving areas of the image, vector based interpolation techniques have to be used. However, motion estimation on natural image scenes always suffers from errors in the estimated motion vector field. Therefore it is of great importance that the interpolation algorithm possesses a sufficient robustness against vector errors. Depending on the input and output frame repetition rate, different cyclically repeated interpolation phases can be distinguished. The new interpolation algorithm uses dedicated weighted median filters for each interpolation phase (polyphase weighted median filters) which are (due to their shift property) able to achieve a correct positioning of moving edges in the interpolated image, even if the estimated vector differs from the true motion vector up to a certain degree. A new design method for these dedicated error tolerant weighted median filters is presented in the paper. Other aspects like e.g. the preservation of fine image details can also be regarded in the design process. The results of the new algorithm are compared to other existing interpolation algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4304, Nonlinear Image Processing and Pattern Analysis XII, (8 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424985
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Ortwin Franzen, Univ. of Dortmund (Germany)
Christian Tuschen, Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)
Hartmut Schroeder, Univ. of Dortmund (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4304:
Nonlinear Image Processing and Pattern Analysis XII
Edward R. Dougherty; Jaakko T. Astola, Editor(s)

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