Patent Number: RE36,999

Title: Video signal coding method

Abstract: In a method for encoding successive frames of a digital motion video signal in the form of compressed digital data including an intraframe coded signal and a plurality of interframe coded signals, a first frame of the digital motion video signal is encoded to form one of an intraframe coded signal and an interframe coded signal to produce a compressed digital signal; the compressed digital signal is decoded to form a decoded signal; a plurality of predicted video signal frames are produced representing a second frame of the digital motion video signal other than the first frame, at least one of the plurality of predicted video signal frames being produced with the use of the decoded signal and a motion vector representing motion between frames of the digital motion video signal; the plurality of predicted video signal frames are compared with the second frame of the digital motion video signal for producing a plurality of difference data each corresponding with a respective one of the plurality of predicted video signal frames; one of the predicted signal frames having a smallest corresponding difference data is selected; and an interframe coded signal of the compressed digital data corresponding to the selected one of the predicted video signal frames is generated.

Inventors: Yonemitsu; Jun (Tokyo, JP), Andrews; Barry D. (Stanford, CA)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G06T 9/00 (20060101); H04N 7/46 (20060101); H04N 007/12 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017