Patent Number: 8,818,046

Title: Image processing device, image processing method, and program

Abstract: An image processing device, includes: a first motion vector calculation unit calculating a motion vector of a target block regarding the target block made with a plurality of pixels set up in a target image by detecting a block position maximally correlated with the target block in a search range set up in a reference image; a second motion vector calculation unit calculating a motion vector between the target image and the reference image from the motion vector for each of a plurality of target blocks set up in the target image; and a predictive motion vector setup unit setting up a predictive motion vector using a motion vector calculated between images in further past than the target image. The first motion vector calculation unit sets up the search range on the reference image based on a position of the target block and the predictive motion vector.

Inventors: Kurata; Tohru (Saitama, JP), Kimura; Atsushi (Toyko, JP), Hayashi; Naoki (Chiba, JP), Iwase; Akira (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018