Reduction of Background Computations in Block-Matching Motion Estimation

Vasily G. MOSHNYAGA  Koichi MASUNAGA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.3   pp.539-546
Publication Date: 2004/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Applications and Implementations of Digital Signal Processing)
Category: Video/Image Coding
Keyword: 
motion estimation,  video coding,  computational complexity,  hardware architecture,  adaptive processing,  

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Summary: 
A new algorithm and architecture to eliminate redundant operations in block-matching (BM) motion estimation is proposed. The key step of this work is to use binary-matching to define image regions with the static background content and then exclude these regions from the actual motion estimation. According to experiments, the approach maintains the highest PSNR, while making as half as less computations in comparison to the adaptive BM or 1/8 of the computations required by the full-search BM. An implementation scheme is outlined.