Motion estimation and compensation for foveated video

Sanghoon Lee, Alan C. Bovik

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Utilizing the nonuniform resolution property of the human visual system, foveated video can provide high visual quality relative to non-foveated video by allocating more bits to the central foveation area. In this paper, we present a motion estimation and compensation algorithm for foveated video and measure the performance using a new measure of visual fidelity termed foveal mean absolute distortion. The computation redundancy reduction is achieved by subsampling searching area dependent on the local bandwidth in the sense of Nyquist sampling criterion. In addition, we reduce motion compensated errors by increasing temporal correlation when single or multiple foveation points are added or subtracted.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
EventInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'99) - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Oct 241999 Oct 28


OtherInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'99)
CityKobe, Jpn


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lee, S., & Bovik, A. C. (1999). Motion estimation and compensation for foveated video. 615-619. Paper presented at International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'99), Kobe, Jpn, .