Patent Number: 6,167,088

Title: Method and apparatus for performing adaptive encoding rate control of a video information stream including 3:2 pull-down video information

Abstract: A method and apparatus for adapting and enhancing the behavior of an MPEG-like encoder to the presence and/or absence of 3:2 pull-down processed video information within a video information stream to be encoded. Specifically, a rate controller within an MPEG-like encoder, in response to a detection of 3:2 pull-down processing of material to be encoded, such as mixed mode video material, dynamically allocates a group of pictures (GOP) bit budget.

Inventors: Sethuraman; Sriram (Highstown, NJ)

Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation

International Classification: H04N 7/26 (20060101); H04N 7/50 (20060101); H04N 007/12 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017