An effective de-interlacing technique using motion compensated interpolation

You Young Jung, Byung Tae Choi, Yung Jun Park, Sung Jea Ko

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In this paper, we propose a new de-interlacing algorithm using motion compensated interpolation. In the proposed scheme, motion estimation is first performed between the same parity fields, i.e., the previous and the next field, and then the motion vector is refined in the interpolated field. In conventional motion compensated schemes, a pre-filter such as line averaging is applied to interpolate missing lines before the motion estimation between the opposite parity fields. The proposed scheme does not require the pre-filter because block matching is performed between the same parity fields. For further improvement, a five-point median filter with temporal emphasis is used to reduce the interpolation error caused by incorrect motion. Computer simulation results indicate that the proposed scheme provides a better visual performance than conventional de-interlacing algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-466
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug


  • Bi-directional motion estimation
  • De-interlacing
  • Motion compensated interpolation
  • Spatio-temporal smoothness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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