Frame Rate Up-Conversion Using Median Filter and Motion Estimation with Occlusion Detection

Dang Ngoc Hai NGUYEN  NamUk KIM  Yung-Lyul LEE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E98-A   No.1   pp.455-458
Publication Date: 2015/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E98.A.455
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image
Keyword: 
frame rate up-conversion,  motion estimation,  median filter,  occlusion detection,  motion vector,  

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Summary: 
A new technology for video frame rate up-conversion (FRUC) is presented by combining a median filter and motion estimation (ME) with an occlusion detection (OD) method. First, ME is performed to obtain a motion vector. Then, the OD method is used to refine the MV in the occlusion region. When occlusion occurs, median filtering is applied. Otherwise, bidirectional motion compensated interpolation (BDMC) is applied to create the interpolated frames. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm provides better performance than the conventional approach. The average gain in the PSNR (Peak Signal to Noise Ratio) is always better than the other methods in the Full HD test sequences.