Ivan Zupancic

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The inhibitory effect of a series of neutral lipophilic solutes (methanol, ethanol, n-propanol, iso-propanol, n-butanol, iso-amylalcohol, n-hexanol, diethylether, nitrobenzene, and pyridine) on the diffusional water permeability (Pd, tot) of bovine erythrocyte membrane at 25 degrees C was studied in comparison to that of p-chloromercuri benzoate (pCMB).(More)
Most video coding standards, including the state-of-the-art High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), make use of sub-pixel Motion Estimation (ME) with Motion Vectors (MV) at fractional precisions to achieve high compression ratios. Unfortunately, sub-pixel ME comes at very high computational costs due to the interpolation step and additional motion searches. In(More)
The NMR relaxation times T'2, T2, and T1 were measured in isolated rat lungs as functions of external magnetic field B0, temperature, and lung inflation. The observed linear dependence on B0 of the tissue-induced free induction decay rate (T'2)-1 provides independent confirmation of the air/water interface model of the lung. Furthermore, measurements of the(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of retracted blood clots embedded in nonretracted clots was used to follow their lysis with urokinase in a plasma milieu in vitro. The two types of clots that were imaged in the same plane differed in signal intensity on T2-weighted spin echo MR images throughout the 20-hour observation period. It was thus possible to(More)
The effect of 0-3% (v/v) ethanol and acetonitrile on water diffusional permeability of bovine and chicken red blood cells (RBCs) was studied using a pulse 1H-T2 NMR technique. Transmembrane water diffusional exchange times, tau exch, of 9.2 +/- 0.46 ms and 18.3 +/- 1.0 ms were determined for bovine and chicken erythrocytes at 27.5 degrees C, respectively.(More)
Sub-pixel motion estimation is used in most modern video coding schemes to improve the outcomes of motion estimation. The reference frame is interpolated and motion vectors are refined with fractional components to reduce the prediction error. Due to the high complexity of these steps, sub-pixel motion estimation can be very demanding in terms of encoding(More)
The recently ratified High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard is significantly outperforming previous video coding standards in terms of compression efficiency. However, this comes at the cost of very high computational complexity, which may limit its real-time usage, particularly when targeting Ultra High Definition (UHD) applications. In this paper,(More)
Typical H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) encoder implementations test a variety of prediction modes and select the optimal configuration for each block in terms of Rate-Distortion (RD) cost. A fast HEVC mode decision algorithm is proposed here referred to as Context Adaptive Mode Sorting (CAMS). The frequency of selection of modes and their RD(More)