In this paper, recently developed algorithms for high quality motion-compensated up-conversion are combined in a new architecture closely resembling that of current 100 Hz consumer television sets. By merging the motion estimation and the motion compensation part the estimated silicon area could be reduced to a level where the entire functionality can be realized with one processing chip replacing the currently used 100 Hz processing chip. This enables a simple evolution towards motion compensated 100 Hz TV, considered to be very attractive. The architectural choice, and the wish to share expensive memories, requires some modifications in the motion estimator and up-convertor design which are discussed. The specific case of movie programs is dealt with, and it is also shown how the evolutionary architecture can achieve a significantly improved motion portrayal for this movie material.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1995|