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To achieve superior performance, rate-distortion optimized motion estimation (ME) for variable block size (RDOVBSME) is often used in state-of-the-art video coding systems such as the H.264 JM software. However, the complexity of RDO-VBSME is very high both for software and hardware implementations. In this paper, we propose a hardware-friendly ME algorithm(More)
Least square regression has been widely used in image interpolation. Some existing regression-based interpolation methods used ordinary least squares (OLS) to formulate cost functions. These methods usually have difficulties at object boundaries because OLS is sensitive to outliers. Weighted least squares (WLS) is then adopted to solve the outlier problem.(More)
In this paper, we propose an advanced color image denoising scheme called multichannel nonlocal means fusion (MNLF), where noise reduction is formulated as the minimization of a penalty function. An inherent feature of color images is the strong interchannel correlation, which is introduced into the penalty function as additional prior constraints to expect(More)
In this paper, we propose a simple but effective adaptive bilateral filter considering local characteristics. The presented method exploits the local gaussian gradient information of the processing image and applies bilateral filter with changing the range filter parameter $\sigma_{r}$ adaptively. The proposed adaptive bilateral filter could preserve more(More)
In this paper, a novel plane fitting algorithm with low complexity and high accuracy is proposed to refine the depth maps generated by stereo matching. We first compute the confidence coefficient for each pixel in the depth map by cross checking and stable pixel calculation. According to the outlier pixel percentage for each segment, we choose one method,(More)
The deblocking filter in H.264/AVC is one of the most time consuming part of video decoder as its high content adaptation and data dependency lead to lots of computation. In this paper, we propose a novel parallel deblocking filter design based on the H.264/AVC video coding standard, taking the advantage that the data dependency of the deblocking filter are(More)
The vigilance of the driver is important for railway safety, despite not being included in the safety management system (SMS) for high-speed train safety. In this paper, a novel fatigue detection system for high-speed train safety based on monitoring train driver vigilance using a wireless wearable electroencephalograph (EEG) is presented. This system is(More)
A common assumption in stereo matching is that the corresponding pixels in stereo images have similar pixel values. Unfortunately, such an assumption may not be true due to radiometric variations in different views, leading to severely degraded matching results. In this letter, we propose a radiometrically invariant stereo matching algorithm called Optimal(More)