Patent Number: 8,817,878

Title: Method and system for motion estimation around a fixed reference vector using a pivot-pixel approach

Abstract: Certain aspects of a method and system for motion estimation around a fixed reference vector using a pivot pixel approach may include pivoting each of the plurality of pixels in an output picture to perform a sub-pixel search in a plurality of directions around a reference vector. A plurality of cost values may be calculated for performing motion compensation for a plurality of pixels in the output picture along a plurality of directions around the reference vector. A motion vector may be generated corresponding to the least calculated cost for each pixel in the output picture based on the calculated plurality of cost values.

Inventors: Walls; Frederick (Norristown, PA), Wyman; Richard Hayden (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Broadcom Corporation

International Classification: H04N 11/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018