Motion Vector Based Error Concealment Algorithms for Video Decoder

Mei-Juan CHEN  Che-Shing CHEN  Ching-Ting HSU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.6   pp.1648-1659
Publication Date: 2004/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Multimedia Systems
error concealment,  motion vector,  video coder,  video communication,  

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Compressed video bitstream is sensitive to errors that may degrade the reconstructed images severely even the bit error rate is small. One approach to combat the impact of error is error concealment at the decoder without increasing the bit rate and changing the encoder. We propose motion vector based error concealment algorithms to recover the motion vector per pixel instead of that per block according to the relation of neighboring motion vectors. The displacement per pixel can be estimated more accurately by using the tendency of neighboring motion vectors. Besides, we use not only the relation among motion vectors, but also the pixels. The pixels of the error block are divided into different parts according to their consistency with neighboring blocks and the displacement at each pixel of these parts is interpolated by relative motion vectors. From simulation results, the proposed motion vector based methods provide better reconstruction quality for damaged images than other methods.