Vector quantizer based block truncation coding for color image compression in LCD overdrive

Jong Woo Han, Min Cheol Hwang, Seong Gyun Kim, Tae Ho You, Sung Jea Ko

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The overdrive technique has been popularly used to alleviate the motion blur on liquid-crystal display (LCD) by shortening the response time of the liquid crystal. However, this technique requires a large frame buffer to store the previous frame as a reference. In this paper, we propose a novel block truncation coding based on the vector quantizer for the color image compression in LCD overdrive. Due to the constant output bit-rate and the low computational complexity, the proposed method is suitable for the hardware implementation in LCD overdrive. Experimental results show that the proposed method achieves higher compression ratio as well as better visual quality as compared with the conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1839-1845
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Color
  • Color image compression
  • Color image compression (BTC)
  • Human vision system (HVS)
  • Image coding
  • Image color analysis
  • Image edge detection
  • Liquid-crystal display (LCD)
  • Overdrive technique
  • Pixel
  • Quantization
  • Vector quantization
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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