MSU Frame Rate Conversion Method
Algorithm, ideas: Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin
Algorithm, implementaion: Sergey Grishin
Algorithm allows to double frame rate (fps) of the video stream. This conversion is performed by calculating and inserting the new frames in the stream (see picture).
Double up-conversion of the frame rate
The main advantages of the method are:
Here we present results of comparison of described (MSU), Frame Repetition (FR) and Linear Interpolation (LI) methods on "akiyo" sequence. Results include PSNR metric visualization of interpolated frames in comparison to original ones on the right side. Following is the color semantics on these images: red color - high difference region, this difference is visually noticeable; yellow - little less than previous difference; green and blue - almost unnoticeable difference; black - no difference.
Performance of MSU, LI and FR methods at "akiyo" sequence
On the pictures below there are the frames from sequences with four times increased frame rate. Such the up-conversion is achieved by repeated using of FRC method in accordance to picture:
Four times frame rate up-conversion
Performance of MSU and LI at "waterfall" sequence
Performance quality of MSU, LI and FR at "BBC", "buc", "foreman" sequences
Below there is a comparison of MSU and UCSD (University of California, San Diego) FRC methods. Sequences with four times increased frame rate were used for this comparison:
Comparison of MSU and UCSD methods by the example of sequence "dogs"
Frames of MSU and UCSD methods for sequence "dogs"
Two sequences where the quality difference of MSU and UCSD methods can be
clearly seen are available for download. In these sequences each frame
contains the same part of frame from sequence processed by FR, MSU and LI.
This method of sequence generation makes comparison of FRC methods easy and
Frame from "crowd" sequence for comparing FR, MSU and LI methods
Filter unavailable due to contract limitation.You can license Advanced FRC Project result.
- Sequence "dogs" for comparing FR, MSU and UCSD (704x464, Divx 4.12, 2.1 Mb)
- Sequence "crowd" for comparing FR, MSU and UCSD (704x464, Divx 4.12, 2.6 Mb)
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Project sponsored by YUVsoft Corp.
Project supported by MSU Graphics & Media Lab