REGION-OF-INTEREST ENCODING ENHANCEMENTS FOR VARIABLE-BITRATE COMPRESSION

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 16714726
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-12-14
First Publication Date 2020-07-16
Publication Date 2020-07-16
Owner WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Smith, Michael
  • Collar, Bradley

Abstract

A specification defining allowable luma and chroma code-values is applied in a region-of-interest encoding method of a mezzanine compression process. The method may include analyzing an input image to determine regions or areas within each image frame that contain code-values that are near allowable limits as specified by the specification. In addition, the region-of-interest method may comprise then compressing those regions with higher precision than the other regions of the image that do not have code-values that are close to the legal limits.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 19/64 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using transform coding using sub-band based transform, e.g. wavelets characterised by ordering of coefficients or of bits for transmission
  • H04N 19/147 - Data rate or code amount at the encoder output according to rate distortion criteria
  • H04N 19/136 - Incoming video signal characteristics or properties
  • H04N 19/14 - Coding unit complexity, e.g. amount of activity or edge presence estimation
  • H04N 19/186 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding the unit being a colour or a chrominance component
  • H04N 19/154 - Measured or subjectively estimated visual quality after decoding, e.g. measurement of distortion
  • H04N 19/17 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding the unit being an image region, e.g. an object
  • H04N 19/12 - Selection from among a plurality of transforms or standards, e.g. selection between discrete cosine transform [DCT] and sub-band transform or selection between H.263 and H.264
  • H04N 19/176 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding the unit being an image region, e.g. an object the region being a block, e.g. a macroblock
  • H04N 19/182 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding the unit being a pixel