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1. US20060262980 - Decoding macroblock type and coded block pattern information

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United States of America
Application Number 11495355
Application Date 27.07.2006
Publication Number 20060262980
Publication Date 23.11.2006
Grant Number 7289673
Grant Date 30.10.2007
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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169characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding
186the unit being a colour or a chrominance component
Applicants Microsoft Corporation
Inventors Lin Chih-Lung
Lee Ming-Chieh
Agents Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
Title
(EN) Decoding macroblock type and coded block pattern information
Abstract
(EN)

The coded block parameters used to code blocks of image samples into structures called macroblocks are compressed more efficiently by exploiting the correlation between chrominance and luminance blocks in each macroblock. In particular, the coded block pattern for chrominance and luminance are combined into a single parameter for the macroblock and jointly coded with a single variable length code. To further enhance coding efficiency, the spatial coherence of coded block patterns can be exploited by using spatial prediction to compute predicted values for coded block pattern parameters.