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13 March 1996 Motion-compensated scan conversion of interlaced video sequences
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Proceedings Volume 2666, Image and Video Processing IV; (1996)
Event: Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, 1996, San Jose, CA, United States
When an interlaced image sequence is viewed at the rate of sixty frames per second, the human visual system interpolates the data so that the missing fields are not noticeable. However, if frames are viewed individually, interlacing artifacts are quite prominent. This paper addresses the problem of deinterlacing image sequences for the purposes of analyzing video stills and generating high-resolution hardcopy of individual frames. Multiple interlaced frames are temporally integrated to estimate a single progressively-scanned still image, with motion compensation used between frames. A video observation model is defined which incorporates temporal information via estimated interframe motion vectors. The resulting ill- posed inverse problem is regularized through Bayesian maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimation, utilizing a discontinuity-preserving prior model for the spatial data. Progressively- scanned estimates computed from interlaced image sequences are shown at several spatial interpolation factors, since the multiframe Bayesian scan conversion algorithm is capable of simultaneously deinterlacing the data and enhancing spatial resolution. Problems encountered in the estimation of motion vectors from interlaced frames are addressed.
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Richard R. Schultz and Robert L. Stevenson "Motion-compensated scan conversion of interlaced video sequences", Proc. SPIE 2666, Image and Video Processing IV, (13 March 1996);


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