Locally refined Gray-coded bit-plane matching for block motion estimation

Erturk S.

3rd International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA), Rome, Italy, 18 - 20 September 2003, pp.128-133 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ispa.2003.1296881
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-133


This paper presents Gray-coded bit-plane matching with local mean absolute difference (MAD) refinement for block motion estimation. It is shown that through Gray-coded bit-plane matching it is possible to obtain a good estimate for the vicinity of the block motion vector. An overall performance close to full search MAD is achieved with local refinement around the best Gray-coded bit-plane match position. Gray-coded bit-plane matching is accomplished using Boolean Ex-Or operations only, hence the computational load is reduced compared to full search MAD based motion estimation.