Video and Image Processing Suite User Guide

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Date 2/12/2021

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15.2.3. Motion Adaptive

Motion Adaptive algorithm avoids the weaknesses of bob and weave algorithms by using bob deinterlacing for moving areas of the image and weave deinterlacing for still area.

All color spaces and bits per pixel per color plane are supported, although a YCbCr color space is used internally for high memory bandwidth configurations with video over film cadence detection.

If the motion computed from the current and the previous pixels is higher than the stored motion value, the stored motion value is irrelevant. The function uses the computed motion in the blending algorithm, which then becomes the next stored motion value. However, if the computed motion value is lower than the stored motion value, the following actions occur:

  • The blending algorithm uses the stored motion value.
  • The next stored motion value is an average of the computed motion and of the stored motion.

This computed motion means that the motion that the blending algorithm uses climbs up immediately, but takes about four or five frames to stabilize. The motion-adaptive algorithm fills in the rows that are missing in the current field by calculating a function of other pixels in the current field and the three preceding fields as shown in the following sequence:

  1. Pixels are collected from the current field and the three preceding it (the X denotes the location of the desired output pixel).
    Figure 54. Pixel Collection for the Motion-Adaptive Algorithm

  2. These pixels are assembled into two 3×3 groups of pixels. Figure 15–3shows the minimum absolute difference of the two groups.
    Figure 55. Pixel Assembly for the Motion-Adaptive Algorithm
  3. The minimum absolute difference value is normalized into the same range as the input pixel data. The function compares the motion value with a recorded motion value for the same location in the previous frame. If it is greater, the function keeps the new value; if the new value is less than the stored value, the function uses the motion value that is the mean of the two values. This action reduces unpleasant flickering artifacts.
  4. The function uses a weighted mean of the interpolation pixels to calculate the output pixel and the equivalent to the output pixel in the previous field with the following equation: