Block motion vector estimation using pattern based pixel decimation

Yui Lam Chan, Wai Lam Hui, Wan Chi Siu

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A new pixel decimation technique based on a set of the pixel patterns for block motion vector estimation is presented. For uniform pixel decimation, regular patterns are used for computing the matching criterion to estimate file motion vector. The results can easily be misled by some image textures. Thus, in this paper, we define some `most representative pixel patterns' and make the selection according to the image content in each block for the matching criterion. Our approach can efficiently compensate the drawback in uniform pixel decimation. Computer simulations show that this technique is close to the performance of the full search, and has a significant reduction on computational complexity as compared with other pixel decimation algorithms in the literature. Also, it is more convenient for hardware realization as compared with the fully adaptive pixel decimation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153-1156
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS'97. Part 4 (of 4) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Jun 199712 Jun 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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