Image-Dependent Code Optimization to Improve Motion Picture Quality of Plasma Displays

Jong Suk LEE
Bong Seok KANG
Young Hwan KIM

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E89-C    No.10    pp.1400-1405
Publication Date: 2006/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e89-c.10.1400
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Electronic Displays)
plasma display panel,  dynamic false contour,  halftone,  

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This letter proposes an efficient method to find the optimum subfield code, which minimizes the visual artifacts on the motion pictures of the plasma display panel (PDP). Existing codes were constructed to reduce dynamic false contour (DFC) only, and they are fixed codes used for every image. In contrast, the proposed method aims to minimize the total artifacts by DFC and halftone noise (HN), and it finds the best code for a given image, dynamically. First, this letter presents the novel models to estimate the effect of DFC and HN for given codewords and a given image. Then, it presents an efficient method that finds the optimum code for a given image using the well-known shortest-path algorithm. Experimental results, using 459 HDTV images, illustrated that the proposed approach improved the average PSNR by 0.713 dB and 7.004 dB in DFC and HN, respectively, when compared with Gravity Centre Code [1].