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Displacement Estimation By Hierarchical Blockmatching
Author(s): M. Bierling
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Paper Abstract

A hierarchical blockmatching algorithm for the estimation of displacement vector fields in digital television sequences is presented. Known blockmatching techniques fail frequently as a result of using a fixed measurement window size. Using distinct sizes of measurement windows at different levels of a hierarchy, the presented blockmatching technique yields reliable and homogeneous displacement vector - fields, which are close to the true displacements, rather than only a match in the sense of a minimum mean absolute luminance difference. In the environment of a low bit rate hybrid coder for image sequences, the hierarchical blockmatching algorithm is well suited for both, motion compensating prediction, and motion compensating interpolation. Compared to other high sophisticated displacement estimation techniques, the computational effort is decreased drastically. Due to the regularity and the very small number of necessary operations, the presented hierarchical blockmatching algorithm can be implemented in hardware very easily.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1988
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1001, Visual Communications and Image Processing '88: Third in a Series, (25 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.969046
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M. Bierling, Universitat Hannover (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1001:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '88: Third in a Series
T. Russell Hsing, Editor(s)

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