Block-based content-adaptive sharpness enhancement

Ping Li, Ling Shao, Dmitry Znamenskiy

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The contents of a video/TV sequence vary greatly not only across frames but also within the same frame. The existing peaking system like AutoTV where the peaking is made adaptive to the video contents and noise levels at a frame level is not sufficient for the high-end TV picture quality. This paper proposed a block-based content adaptive sharpness enhancement scheme that is able to adapt the peaking to the frame contents at a block level. In the proposed scheme, a frame is divided into a number of n times n blocks. Using some simple content-analysis techniques, each block is classified into categories with different characteristics to Human Visual System (HVS), such as the bright/dark block, the fine-details block, the strong-edge block, the smooth-area block, the skin/face block, etc. Appropriate processing is then applied to each block according to its category. The experimental results show that the proposed block-based content-adaptive peaking scheme achieves a better picture quality than the contentional peaking scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
EventISCE '09 - IEEE 13th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 1 May 2009 → …


ConferenceISCE '09 - IEEE 13th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics
Period1/05/09 → …


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