Adaptive arbitration of intra-field and motion compensation methods for de-interlacing

Joonyoung Chang, Young Duk Kim, Gun Shik Shin, Moon Gi Kang

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De-interlacing based on motion compensation (MC) is one of the best ways of improving the resolution of a progressive video converted from an interlaced source. However, the converted frames often suffer from serious defects like feathering artifacts in regions with inaccurate motion vectors (MVs). In such regions, an intra-fleld method that is robust to MV errors can be used to correct motion compensation artifacts (MCAs). In this letter, we propose an adaptive arbitration method to combine intra-fleld and MC methods adequately. The proposed method considers the reliability of MC results along with the MV reliability measured by the spatiotemporal consistency of MVs and displaced pixel differences. The MC reliability is determined by detecting MCAs in MC results, and then the MV reliability is adjusted according to the MC reliability. Also, adaptive-weight MC and pseudo MC methods are proposed to provide more reliable MC results and to improve the accuracy of MCA detection, respectively. Experimental results show that the proposed method provides high-quality video sequences while reducing many visible artifacts

Original languageEnglish
Article number4812003
Pages (from-to)1214-1220
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received December 20, 2007; revised September 3, 2008. First version published April 7, 2009; current version published August 14, 2009. This paper was supported in part by the IT R&D program of MKE/MCST/IITA (2008-F-031-01, Development of Computational Photography Technologies for Image and Video Contents) and by the Seoul Future Contents Convergence Cluster established by the Seoul R&BD Program. This paper was recommended by Associate Editor H. Sun.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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