Patent Number: 7,103,103

Title: Segmenting encoding system encoding video data using segment-by-segment kinetic data including change information in addition to translation information

Abstract: Video data is compressed with nonkey frames encoded with reference to segmentation of reference frames, where the encoded video data includes kinetic information relating segments of a reference frame to pixels of a nonkey frame and the kinetic information includes translations of segments and at least one of a z-order, a deformation and a lighting change. The segmentation performed during encoding can be included in whole or part in the compressed video data. If used, z-ordering could be relative or absolute, based on changes of occlusion of segments by other segments between the frames, based on content of other frames or based on z-order indications in the video data being compressed. Other kinetic information might include segment changes between frames such as rotation, dilation, affine transformations, nonlinear transformations defined by a set of deformation parameters, linear lighting offsets in one, two or three color planes, and/or residue information.

Inventors: Prakash; Adityo (Redwood Shores, CA), Fodor; Eniko (Redwood Shores, CA)

Assignee: PTS Corporation

International Classification: H04N 7/12 (20060101); H04B 1/66 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018