# Tammy Lee, Seoul KR

## Tammy Lee, Seoul KR

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20080240247 | METHOD OF ENCODING AND DECODING MOTION MODEL PARAMETERS AND VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING MOTION MODEL PARAMETERS - Provided are a method of efficiently transmitting motion model parameters using temporal correlation between video frames and a video encoding and decoding method and apparatus, in which motion estimation and motion compensation are performed by generating a plurality of reference pictures that are motion-compensated using motion model parameters. Motion model parameters are encoded based on temporal correlation between motion vectors of representative points expressing the motion model parameters, global motion compensation is performed on a previous reference video frame using motion model parameters in order to generate a plurality of transformation reference pictures, and a current video frame is encoded using the plurality of transformation reference pictures. | 10-02-2008 |

20080240248 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING - A method and apparatus for encoding a skip macroblock by dividing the skip macroblock into smaller skip sub blocks and using predictive motion vectors predicted from motion vectors of blocks adjacent to the skip sub blocks, and a method and apparatus for decoding the skip macroblock is provided. Accordingly, by adding predetermined binary information indicating whether the skip macroblock is divided to the skip macroblock that generally transmits only prediction mode information, division of the skip macroblock can be adaptively applied, or all skip macroblocks can be divided into sub-blocks to be processed, so that pixel values in the skip macroblock can be predicted by using motion vectors of spatially adjacent blocks. Therefore, prediction efficiency increases. | 10-02-2008 |

20090034854 | VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING WEIGHTED PREDICTION - Provided is a video encoding and decoding method and apparatus. The video encoding method includes selecting a plurality of reference blocks based on a plurality of motion vectors and setting weights assigned to the plurality of reference blocks independently for each of a plurality of regions of a current block in order to predict and encode the current block, thereby providing a new encoding mode allowing accurate prediction of the current block and thus improving the compression rate of video encoding. | 02-05-2009 |

20090092188 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTER PREDICTION ENCODING/DECODING AN IMAGE USING SUB-PIXEL MOTION ESTIMATION - A method of inter prediction encoding of an image, the method including: searching for a first reference block in a reference picture by using a current block, and estimating a first motion vector in a first pel unit in regards to the first reference block; estimating a second motion vector by using pixels included in a pre-encoded area adjacent to the current block, and pixels adjacent to the first reference block, and determining a second reference block based on the second motion vector; and encoding the current block based on the first motion vector and the second reference block. | 04-09-2009 |

20090232208 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE - Provided are a method and an apparatus for encoding and decoding an image to improve the efficiency for predicting an image by reducing discontinuity between prediction blocks by performing filtering on a prediction picture. The method of encoding an image includes generating filtered prediction pixel values by performing filtering in which a weighted sum of prediction pixels of a prediction picture with respect to peripheral prediction pixels is calculated, and encoding a difference value between the filtered prediction picture comprising the filtered prediction pixel values and a current picture. | 09-17-2009 |

20090232217 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE - Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding an image, which can variably encode a residual of a current block that is predicted with a skip mode according to prediction modes of neighboring blocks, and a method and apparatus for decoding the encoded image. When both the prediction mode of the current block and the prediction modes of the neighboring blocks are skip modes, since the method of encoding the image also encodes the residual of the current block that is predicted with the skip mode, more bits can be assigned to the current block with a high probability of acting as a reference block for other blocks. | 09-17-2009 |

20090285300 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING AN IMAGE USING A REFERENCE PICTURE - A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding an image by performing motion prediction and compensation on pictures in a group of pictures by selectively using a high-quality key picture that is previously encoded and restored, and a second picture that is previously encoded and restored. The method of encoding an image improves the prediction efficiency of an image by storing a key picture, which is encoded and restored to a high quality by reducing a loss caused by a quantization error using a small quantization coefficient, in a first storage unit and storing a previously encoded and restored second picture in a second storage unit, and then performing motion prediction and compensation by selectively using the key picture stored in the first storage unit and the second picture stored in the second storage unit while encoding a next picture in a group of pictures. | 11-19-2009 |

20100226434 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING SUB-PIXEL-BASED MOTION PREDICTION - Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding an image by using sub-pixel-based motion prediction and a method and apparatus for decoding an image by using sub-pixel-based motion prediction. The method of encoding an image includes determining weights for respective low-precision sub-pixels for interpolation between the low-precision sub-pixels, determining an interpolation direction for the low-precision sub-pixels based on a position of a high-precision sub-pixel between the low-precision sub-pixels, and performing motion prediction in units of high-precision sub-pixels determined by interpolation which applies the interpolation direction and the weights to the low-precision sub-pixels. | 09-09-2010 |

20110038420 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING MOTION VECTOR - Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector. The method of encoding the motion vector includes: selecting, as a mode of encoding information about a motion vector predictor of the current block, a first mode in which information indicating the motion vector predictor from among at least one motion vector predictor is encoded or a second mode in which information indicating generation of the motion vector predictor based on blocks or pixels included in a previously encoded area adjacent to the current block is encoded; determining the motion vector predictor of the current block according to the selected mode and encoding the information about the motion vector predictor of the current block; and encoding a difference vector between the motion vector of the current block and the motion vector predictor of the current block. | 02-17-2011 |

20110038554 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING , AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORMATION UNIT - Disclosed are an image encoding method and apparatus for encoding an image by grouping a plurality of adjacent prediction units into a transformation unit and transforming the plurality of adjacent prediction into a frequency domain, and an image decoding method and apparatus for decoding an image encoded by using the image encoding method and apparatus. | 02-17-2011 |

20110097004 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING IMAGE WITH REFERENCE TO A PLURALITY OF FRAMES - Methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding images are provided. The method of encoding an image includes: generating a reference frame by modifying a previously encoded frame; and encoding a current block of a current frame based on a group including the previously encoded frame and the reference frame, wherein in the encoding the current block, a reference to a first frame included in the group is considered to be the same as a reference to any other frame included in the group. | 04-28-2011 |

20110170602 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING MOTION VECTOR - Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector. The method of encoding a motion vector includes: selecting a mode from among a first mode in which information indicating a motion vector predictor of at least one motion vector predictor is encoded and a second mode in which information indicating generation of a motion vector predictor based on pixels included in a previously encoded area adjacent to a current block is encoded; determining a motion vector predictor of the current block according to the selected mode and encoding information about the motion vector predictor of the current block; and encoding a difference vector between a motion vector of the current block and the motion vector predictor of the current block. | 07-14-2011 |

20110170610 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY USING DEBLOCKING FILTERING, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY USING DEBLOCKING FILTERING - A method and apparatus for encoding video by using deblocking filtering, and a method and apparatus for decoding video by using deblocking filtering are provided. The method of encoding video includes: splitting a picture into a maximum coding unit; determining coding units of coded depths and encoding modes for the coding units of the maximum coding unit by prediction encoding the coding units of the maximum coding unit based on at least one prediction unit and transforming the coding units based on at least one transformation unit, wherein the maximum coding unit is hierarchically split into the coding units as a depth deepens, and the coded depths are depths where the maximum coding unit is encoded in the coding units; and performing deblocking filtering on video data being inversely transformed into a spatial domain in the coding units, in consideration of the encoding modes. | 07-14-2011 |

20110170790 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORM UNIT - A method of encoding an image by transforming a group of prediction units into a frequency domain. A prediction unit may be predicted by using prediction values of the prediction units in the group of prediction units, instead of pixels generated by encoding and then restoring the other prediction units in the group of prediction units. Thus, an encoding compression ratio may be increased as a result of grouping the prediction units. | 07-14-2011 |

20110176615 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING MOTION VECTOR BASED ON REDUCED MOTION VECTOR PREDICTOR CANDIDATES - A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding a motion vector of a current block. The method of encoding including: generating information about the motion vector based on a motion vector of a current block and a motion vector predictor of the current block by estimating the motion vector and determining a first motion vector predictor candidate from among a plurality of motion vector predictor candidates as the motion vector predictor based on a result of the estimating; and generating a virtual motion vector by using a second motion vector predictor candidate and the information about the motion vector, generating vector differences between the virtual motion vector and the plurality of motion vector predictor candidates, comparing the vector differences with the information about the motion vector, and selectively excluding the second motion vector predictor candidate according to the comparing. | 07-21-2011 |

20110243220 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING IMAGE USING ADAPTIVE COEFFICIENT SCAN ORDER - Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding an image and a method and apparatus for decoding an image using an adaptive coefficient scan order. The method for encoding the image includes: projecting coefficients of a current block to a reference axis, from among a horizontal axis and a vertical axis, along a first straight line perpendicular to a second straight line with a predetermined angle α from the reference axis; scanning the coefficients of the current block in an arrangement order of the projected coefficients projected to the reference axis; and entropy-encoding information about the predetermined angle α and the scanned coefficients. | 10-06-2011 |

20110243222 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY USING ADAPTIVE PREDICTION FILTERING, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY USING ADAPTIVE PREDICTION FILTERING - Encoding and decoding a video using adaptive prediction filtering by encoding prediction filter information in a video bitstream and decoding the video bitstream using the prediction filter information. | 10-06-2011 |

20110243226 | LOW COMPLEXITY ENTROPY-ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - Entropy encoding and entropy decoding of image data are respectively performed whereby context modeling is performed on a context unit of blocks of the image data based on a context model of a previously encoded or decoded block. | 10-06-2011 |

20110243232 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY USING DYNAMIC-RANGE TRANSFORMATION, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY USING DYNAMIC-RANGE TRANSFORMATION - Provided is a method and apparatus for encoding a video by using dynamic range transformation based on content and a method and apparatus for decoding a video by using dynamic range transformation based on content. The encoding method includes: performing inter prediction, through motion estimation, and intra prediction for a current region using image data in which a dynamic range of the current region is transformed based on content of an image of input video; performing transformation on residual data generated by the intra prediction and the inter prediction and performing quantization on a transformation coefficient generated by the transformation; and performing entropy encoding on the quantized transformation coefficient. | 10-06-2011 |

20110243233 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING VIDEO - Methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding video are provided. The encoding method includes: performing motion estimation on a current block according to a first sub-pixel unit, and obtaining a motion vector in the first sub-pixel unit with respect to the current block; interpolating a reference picture indicated by the motion vector according to a second sub-pixel unit smaller than the first sub-pixel unit; using the interpolated reference picture, selecting a second sub-pixel in the second sub-pixel unit adjacent to a first sub-pixel in the first sub-pixel unit of the reference picture; selecting a corresponding region that has a smaller error with the current block, from among a first corresponding region of the reference picture and obtained with respect to the first sub-pixel, and a second corresponding region of the current block and obtained with respect to the selected second sub-pixel; and encoding information of the selected corresponding region. | 10-06-2011 |

20110243244 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY USING TRANSFORMATION INDEX, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY USING TRANSFORMATION INDEX - Encoding and decoding a video using transformation index that indicates information that indicates a structure of a transformation unit transforming data of a current coding unit. | 10-06-2011 |

20110243249 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY PERFORMING IN-LOOP FILTERING BASED ON TREE-STRUCTURED DATA UNIT, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY PERFORMING THE SAME - An apparatus and method of encoding and an apparatus and method of decoding a video by performing in-loop filtering based on coding units are provided. The encoding method includes: splitting a picture into a maximum coding unit; separately determining coding units for outputting encoding results according to a coded depth for deeper coding units that are hierarchically structured according to depths indicating a number of times the coding units are spatially split from the maximum coding unit, wherein the coding units are hierarchical according to the depths in a same region in the maximum coding unit and are independent according to the coded depth in other regions; and determining a filtering unit for performing in-loop filtering so as to minimize an error between the maximum coding unit and an original picture, based on the coding units, and performing in-loop filtering based on the filtering unit. | 10-06-2011 |

20110243471 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING INTERPOLATION BASED ON TRANSFORM AND INVERSE TRANSFORM - Provided are a method and apparatus for interpolating an image. The method includes: selecting a first filter, from among a plurality of different filters, for interpolating between pixel values of integer pixel units, according to an interpolation location; and generating at least one pixel value of at least one fractional pixel unit by interpolating between the pixel values of the integer pixel units by using the selected first filter. | 10-06-2011 |

20110310973 | VIDEO ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING LOW-COMPLEXITY FREQUENCY TRANSFORMATION, AND VIDEO DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - Provided are a video encoding method and apparatus using a low-complexity transformation and a video decoding method and apparatus using a low-complexity inverse transformation. The video encoding method includes: receiving image data of an input picture in predetermined data units; generating coefficients of the predetermined data units by performing a low-complexity transformation on the image data; and outputting the generated coefficients. The low-complexity transformation includes at least one of a selective frequency-domain transformation that uses a transformation basis for a predetermined frequency-domain, a sub data unit transformation that performs a transformation by respectively selecting and applying transformation bases for a plurality of sub data units divided from the image data, and a scale-down transformation that uses a scale-down rectangular transformation basis that is a combination of a rectangular matrix and a square matrix. | 12-22-2011 |

20120008676 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY USING BLOCK MERGING, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY USING BLOCK MERGING - Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding a video by using block merging and a method and apparatus for decoding a video by using block merging. The method of encoding includes: determining an encoding mode indicating a current data unit for encoding of a picture and an encoding method including prediction encoding performed for the current data unit; determining an occurrence of merging with at least one neighboring data unit based on at least one of the encoding mode and a prediction mode; and determining prediction mode information, merging related information, and prediction related information, and determining encoding information of the data unit including the prediction mode information, the merging related information, and the prediction related information. | 01-12-2012 |

20120008690 | METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENCODING AND DECODING MOTION VECTOR - Encoding and decoding a motion vector using a motion vector of a current block of a current picture, which indicates a region corresponding to the current block in a first reference picture and one of generating a motion vector predictor from a motion vector of the adjacent block having a motion vector referring to the first reference picture among adjacent blocks encoded before the current block and a motion vector of an adjacent block referring to a second reference picture other than the first reference picture. | 01-12-2012 |

20120020583 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSFORMATION OF IMAGE AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REVERSE TRANSFORMATION OF IMAGE - Provided are methods and apparatuses for transforming and inverse-transforming an image. The method of transforming an image includes: generating a substituted N×N transformation matrix by substituting elements of an N×N transformation matrix used for a 1-dimensional (1D) discrete cosine transform (DCT) of a N×N block of the image with values based on N variables, where N is an integer; obtaining a multiplication matrix of the substituted N×N transformation matrix and a transposed matrix of the substituted N×N transformation matrix; obtaining the N variables that enable a sum of squares of elements excluding diagonal components of the obtained multiplication matrix to be a minimum; and transforming the N×N block by using the substituted N×N transformation matrix, which is substituted with the values based on the obtained N variables. | 01-26-2012 |

20120106637 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING , AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORMATION UNIT - Disclosed are an image encoding method and apparatus for encoding an image by grouping a plurality of adjacent prediction units into a transformation unit and transforming the plurality of adjacent prediction into a frequency domain, and an image decoding method and apparatus for decoding an image encoded by using the image encoding method and apparatus. | 05-03-2012 |

20120140831 | VIDEO CODING AND DECODING METHODS AND VIDEO CODING AND DECODING DEVICES USING ADAPTIVE LOOP FILTERING - A method of decoding video, the method including receiving and parsing a bitstream which includes encoded video; extracting encoded image data relating to a current picture, which image data is assigned to at least one maximum coding unit, information relating to a coded depth and an encoding mode for each of the at least one maximum coding unit, and filter coefficient information for performing loop filtering on the current picture, from the bitstream; decoding the encoded image data in units of the at least one maximum coding unit, based on the information relating to the coded depth and the encoding mode for each of the at least one maximum coding unit; and performing deblocking on the decoded image data relating to the current picture, and performing loop filtering on the deblocked data, based on continuous one-dimensional (1D) filtering. | 06-07-2012 |

20120147966 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING MOTION VECTOR - Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector. The method of encoding the motion vector includes: selecting, as a mode of encoding information about a motion vector predictor of the current block, a first mode in which information indicating the motion vector predictor from among at least one motion vector predictor is encoded or a second mode in which information indicating generation of the motion vector predictor based on blocks or pixels included in a previously encoded area adjacent to the current block is encoded; determining the motion vector predictor of the current block according to the selected mode and encoding the information about the motion vector predictor of the current block; and encoding a difference vector between the motion vector of the current block and the motion vector predictor of the current block. | 06-14-2012 |

20120155542 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING MOTION VECTOR - Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector. The method of encoding a motion vector includes: selecting a mode from among a first mode in which information indicating a motion vector predictor of at least one motion vector predictor is encoded and a second mode in which information indicating generation of a motion vector predictor based on pixels included in a previously encoded area adjacent to a current block is encoded; determining a motion vector predictor of the current block according to the selected mode and encoding information about the motion vector predictor of the current block; and encoding a difference vector between a motion vector of the current block and the motion vector predictor of the current block. | 06-21-2012 |

20120163468 | METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING MOTION VECTOR BASED ON SIZES OF NEIGHBORING PARTITIONS, ENCODER, DECODING, AND DECODING METHOD - Provided are a method of and apparatus for estimating a motion vector using the sizes of neighboring partitions, an encoder, a decoder, and a decoding method. The method includes comparing the size of a first neighboring partition located to the left of the current block with the size of a second neighboring partition located above the current block and, if the size of the first neighboring partition and the size of the second neighboring partition are different from each other, estimating a motion vector of the larger one of the first neighboring partition and the second neighboring partition as the motion vector of the current block. | 06-28-2012 |

20120236938 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORMATION UNIT - Disclosed are an image encoding method and apparatus for encoding an image by grouping a plurality of adjacent prediction units into a transformation unit and transforming the plurality of adjacent prediction into a frequency domain, and an image decoding method and apparatus for decoding an image encoded by using the image encoding method and apparatus. | 09-20-2012 |

20120236943 | VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING WEIGHTED PREDICTION - Provided is a video encoding and decoding method and apparatus. The video encoding method includes selecting a plurality of reference blocks based on a plurality of motion vectors and setting weights assigned to the plurality of reference blocks independently for each of a plurality of regions of a current block in order to predict and encode the current block, thereby providing a new encoding mode allowing accurate prediction of the current block and thus improving the compression rate of video encoding. | 09-20-2012 |

20120281764 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING MOTION VECTOR - Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector. The method of encoding the motion vector includes: selecting, as a mode of encoding information about a motion vector predictor of the current block, a first mode in which information indicating the motion vector predictor from among at least one motion vector predictor is encoded or a second mode in which information indicating generation of the motion vector predictor based on blocks or pixels included in a previously encoded area adjacent to the current block is encoded; determining the motion vector predictor of the current block according to the selected mode and encoding the information about the motion vector predictor of the current block; and encoding a difference vector between the motion vector of the current block and the motion vector predictor of the current block. | 11-08-2012 |

20120288007 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO USING VARIABLE PARTITIONS FOR PREDICTIVE ENCODING, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO USING VARIABLE PARTITIONS FOR PREDICTIVE ENCODING - A video encoding method and apparatus and a video decoding method and apparatus are provided. The video encoding method includes: prediction encoding in units of a coding unit as a data unit for encoding a picture, by using partitions determined based on a first partition mode and a partition level, so as to select a partition for outputting an encoding result from among the determined partitions; and encoding and outputting partition information representing a first partition mode and a partition level of the selected partition. The first partition mode represents a shape and directionality of a partition as a data unit for performing the prediction encoding on the coding unit, and the partition level represents a degree to which the coding unit is split into partitions for detailed motion prediction. | 11-15-2012 |

20120294363 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING IMAGES USING A MOTION VECTOR OF A PREVIOUS BLOCK AS A MOTION VECTOR FOR THE CURRENT BLOCK - An encoding method and apparatus and a decoding method and apparatus for determining a motion vector of a current block based on a motion vector of at least one previously-encoded or previously-decoded block are provided. The decoding method includes: decoding information regarding a prediction direction from among a first direction, a second direction, and bi-directions, and information regarding pixel values of the current block; determining the prediction direction in which the current block is to be predicted, based on the decoded information regarding the prediction direction, and determining a motion vector for predicting the current block in the determined prediction direction; and restoring the current block, based on the determined motion vector and the decoded information regarding the pixel values, wherein the first direction is a direction from a current picture to a previous picture, and the second direction is a direction from the current picture to a subsequent picture. | 11-22-2012 |

20130010872 | METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING BASED ON MOTION ESTIMATION - Provided is a method of and apparatus for video encoding and decoding based on motion estimation. The method includes generating a motion vector by searching a reference picture using pixels of a current block, generating a prediction motion vector that is a prediction value of the motion vector by searching the reference picture using previously encoded pixels located adjacent to the current block, and encoding the current block based on the motion vector and the prediction motion vector. By accurately predicting the motion vector of the current block, the number of bits required for encoding the motion vector can be reduced, thereby improving the compression rate of video data. | 01-10-2013 |

20130044815 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING MOTION VECTOR - Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector. The method of encoding a motion vector includes: selecting a mode from among a first mode in which information indicating a motion vector predictor of at least one motion vector predictor is encoded and a second mode in which information indicating generation of a motion vector predictor based on pixels included in a previously encoded area adjacent to a current block is encoded; determining a motion vector predictor of the current block according to the selected mode and encoding information about the motion vector predictor of the current block; and encoding a difference vector between a motion vector of the current block and the motion vector predictor of the current block. | 02-21-2013 |

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20130064291 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORMATION UNIT - Disclosed are an image encoding method and apparatus for encoding an image by grouping a plurality of adjacent prediction units into a transformation unit and transforming the plurality of adjacent prediction into a frequency domain, and an image decoding method and apparatus for decoding an image encoded by using the image encoding method and apparatus. | 03-14-2013 |

20130077682 | VIDEO ENCODING METHOD AND VIDEO ENCODING APPARATUS AND VIDEO DECODING METHOD AND VIDEO DECODING APPARATUS, WHICH PERFORM DEBLOCKING FILTERING BASED ON TREE-STRUCTURE ENCODING UNITS - A method of encoding a video is provided, the method includes: determining a filtering boundary on which deblocking filtering is to be performed based on at least one data unit from among a plurality of coding units that are hierarchically configured according to depths indicating a number of times at least one maximum coding unit is spatially spilt, and a plurality of prediction units and a plurality of transformation units respectively for prediction and transformation of the plurality of coding units, determining filtering strength at the filtering boundary based on a prediction mode of a coding unit to which pixels adjacent to the filtering belong from among the plurality of coding units, and transformation coefficient values of the pixels adjacent to the filtering boundary, and performing deblocking filtering on the filtering boundary based on the determined filtering strength. | 03-28-2013 |

20130083851 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO ENCODING AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO DECODING - Methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a video by using pixel unit bi-directional motion compensation are provided. According to the method of encoding a video, pixel unit motion compensation is performed on each pixel of a current block by using pixels of first and second reference pictures used for bi-directional motion prediction and compensation, in addition to block unit bi-directional motion compensation performed on the current block, and a bi-directional motion prediction value of the current block is generated by using results of the block unit bi-directional motion compensation and pixel unit motion compensation. | 04-04-2013 |

20130114710 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY PREDICTION USING REFERENCE PICTURE LIST, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY PERFORMING COMPENSATION USING REFERENCE PICTURE LIST - A video prediction encoding method including setting a default number of reference images assigned to a list combination (LC) reference list in units of pictures, the LC reference list including at least one reference image from among a plurality of reference images included in reference lists L | 05-09-2013 |

20130128973 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING AN IMAGE USING A REFERENCE PICTURE - A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding an image by performing motion prediction and compensation on pictures in a group of pictures by selectively using a high-quality key picture that is previously encoded and restored, and a second picture that is previously encoded and restored. The method of encoding an image improves the prediction efficiency of an image by storing a key picture, which is encoded and restored to a high quality by reducing a loss caused by a quantization error using a small quantization coefficient, in a first storage unit and storing a previously encoded and restored second picture in a second storage unit, and then performing motion prediction and compensation by selectively using the key picture stored in the first storage unit and the second picture stored in the second storage unit while encoding a next picture in a group of pictures. | 05-23-2013 |

20130136186 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING MOTION VECTOR USING PLURALITY OF MOTION VECTOR PREDICTORS, ENCODER, DECODER, AND DECODING METHOD - Provided are a method and apparatus for estimating a motion vector using a plurality of motion vector predictors, an encoder, a decoder, and a decoding method. The method includes calculating spatial similarities between the current block and the plurality of neighboring partitions around the current block, selecting at least one of the neighboring partitions based on the calculated spatial similarities, and estimating a motion vector of the selected partition as the motion vector of the current block. | 05-30-2013 |

20130142263 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING MOTION VECTOR USING PLURALITY OF MOTION VECTOR PREDICTORS, ENCODER, DECODER, AND DECODING METHOD - Provided are a method and apparatus for estimating a motion vector using a plurality of motion vector predictors, an encoder, a decoder, and a decoding method. The method includes calculating spatial similarities between the current block and the plurality of neighboring partitions around the current block, selecting at least one of the neighboring partitions based on the calculated spatial similarities, and estimating a motion vector of the selected partition as the motion vector of the current block. | 06-06-2013 |

20130142264 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING MOTION VECTOR USING PLURALITY OF MOTION VECTOR PREDICTORS, ENCODER, DECODER, AND DECODING METHOD - Provided are a method and apparatus for estimating a motion vector using a plurality of motion vector predictors, an encoder, a decoder, and a decoding method. The method includes calculating spatial similarities between the current block and the plurality of neighboring partitions around the current block, selecting at least one of the neighboring partitions based on the calculated spatial similarities, and estimating a motion vector of the selected partition as the motion vector of the current block. | 06-06-2013 |

20130142265 | 06-06-2013 | |

20130148736 | 06-13-2013 | |

20130148739 | VIDEO ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING TRANSFORMATION UNIT OF VARIABLE TREE STRUCTURE, AND VIDEO DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method is provided, the method includes: encoding a current region of a video by performing a transformation on the current region by using transformation units in a variable tree-structure which are determined from among transformation units that are hierarchically split from a base transformation unit with respect to the current region and which are generated based on a maximum split level of a transformation unit; and outputting encoded data of the current region, information about an encoding mode, and transformation-unit hierarchical-structure information comprising maximum size information and minimum size information of the transformation unit with respect to the video. | 06-13-2013 |

20130156346 | IMAGE INTERPOLATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - An image interpolation method and apparatus are provided. The image interpolation method includes: selecting different interpolation filters according to locations of sub pixels between integer pixels; and generating sub pixel values at the locations of the sub pixels using the selected interpolation filters. | 06-20-2013 |

20130195177 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE TRANSFORMATION AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE REVERSE TRANSFORMATION OF IMAGES - An image transforming method, an image transforming apparatus, an image inverse-transforming method, and an image inverse-transforming apparatus are provided. The image transforming method includes the operations of selecting a predetermined frequency area for performing a frequency transformation with respect to an M×N (where M and N are positive integers) input block, acquiring a truncated transform matrix by selecting elements to be used for a generation of transformation coefficients which correspond to the selected frequency area from among elements of an M×N transform matrix, and generating the transformation coefficients which correspond to the selected frequency area by performing the frequency transformation by applying the truncated transform matrix to the M×N input block. | 08-01-2013 |

20130195202 | VIDEO ENCODING METHOD FOR ENCODING HIERARCHICAL-STRUCTURE SYMBOLS AND A DEVICE THEREFOR, AND VIDEO DECODING METHOD FOR DECODING HIERARCHICAL-STRUCTURE SYMBOLS AND A DEVICE THEREFOR - Provided is a video encoding method and an apparatus for performing the same, and a video decoding method and an apparatus for performing the same. The video encoding method for encoding symbols having a hierarchical structure includes: encoding a picture of a video based on data units having a hierarchical structure; determining symbols of the encoded picture based on the data units having the hierarchical structure; determining an encoding method of the symbols based on characteristics of symbols, which are determined based on the data units having the hierarchical structure; and encoding and outputting the symbols according to the determined encoding method. | 08-01-2013 |

20130272401 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENCODING INTRA PREDICTION MODE FOR IMAGE PREDICTION UNIT, AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DECODING INTRA PREDICTION MODE FOR IMAGE PREDICTION UNIT - Methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding an intra prediction mode of a prediction unit of a chrominance component based on an intra prediction mode of a prediction unit of a luminance component are provided. When an intra prediction mode of a prediction unit of a luminance component is the same as an intra prediction mode in an intra prediction mode candidate group of a prediction unit of a chrominance component, reconstructing the intra prediction mode candidate group of the prediction unit of the chrominance component by excluding or replacing an intra prediction mode of the prediction unit of the chrominance component which is same as an intra prediction mode of the prediction unit of the luminance component from the intra prediction mode candidate group, and encoding the intra prediction mode of the prediction unit of the chrominance component by using the reconstructed intra prediction mode candidate group. | 10-17-2013 |

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20130287106 | VIDEO PREDICTION METHOD CAPABLE OF PERFORMING BILATERAL PREDICTION AND UNILATERAL PREDICTION AND A DEVICE THEREOF, VIDEO ENCODING METHOD AND DEVICE THEREOF, AND VIDEO DECODING METHOD AND DEVICE THEREOF - A method and a device for performing inter prediction of a video, and encoding and decoding a video using an inter prediction, are provided. A video prediction method includes: determining reference information indicating at least one reference image for inter predicting an image; determining a first reference list and a second reference list, each of which includes the determined reference information and a reference order of the at least one reference image; and if the determined reference information indicates only images for uni-directional prediction, generating a reconstructed image by referring to images indicated by the first and second lists in a same reference order. | 10-31-2013 |

20130336390 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORMATION UNIT - Disclosed are an image encoding method and apparatus for encoding an image by grouping a plurality of adjacent prediction units into a transformation unit and transforming the plurality of adjacent prediction into a frequency domain, and an image decoding method and apparatus for decoding an image encoded by using the image encoding method and apparatus. | 12-19-2013 |

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20140003521 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING IMAGES AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING | 01-02-2014 |

20140016705 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING MOTION VECTOR - Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector including a method of decoding that includes obtaining a current coding unit by hierarchically split from a maximum coding unit according to a current depth, obtaining a prediction mode information of a current coding unit from bitstream, determining motion vector predictor candidates from among motion vectors of adjacent coding unit adjacent to the current coding unit, and determining a motion vector predictor of the current coding unit from among the motion vector predictor candidates based on prediction mode information of the current coding unit, wherein the adjacent coding unit comprise a first block outside the current coding unit located on a lower-left side of the current coding unit. | 01-16-2014 |

20140072240 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING AN IMAGE, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INVERSE CONVERTING AN IMAGE - An image transformation method substitutes element based on a trigonometric function included in a discrete cosine transform (DCT) matrix with a rational number, performs upscaling and transformation process on an input signal using the substituted DCT matrix based on a maximum value of a denominator of an intermediate value generated in the transformation process, and performs downscaling on the transformed signal. | 03-13-2014 |

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20140133565 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE ENCODING AND DECODING USING INTRA PREDICTION - Provided are a method and apparatus for intra predicting an image, which generate a prediction value via linear interpolation in horizontal and vertical directions of a current prediction unit. The method includes: generating first and second virtual pixels by using at least one adjacent pixel located upper right and lower left to a current prediction unit; obtaining a first prediction value of a current pixel via linear interpolation using an adjacent left pixel located on the same line as the first virtual pixel and the current pixel; obtaining a second prediction value of the current pixel via linear interpolation using an adjacent upper pixel located on the same column as the second virtual pixel and the current pixel; and obtaining a prediction value of the current pixel by using the first and second prediction values. | 05-15-2014 |

20140133570 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING MOTION INFORMATION, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING SAME - A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding motion information. The encoding method includes determining whether motion information of spatial prediction units that are spatially collocated to a current prediction unit and motion information of temporal prediction units that are temporally collocated to the current prediction are available; when the number of the motion information of the spatial prediction units and the motion information of the temporal prediction units is less than a predetermined number, generating additional candidate motion information by using the available motion information of the spatial prediction units and the motion information of the temporal prediction units such that the total number of pieces of candidate motion information is the predetermined number; and decoding motion information of the current prediction unit by using the ‘n’ pieces of motion information. | 05-15-2014 |

20140140401 | PREDICTION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHROMA COMPONENT OF IMAGE USING LUMA COMPONENT OF IMAGE - Provided are a method and an apparatus for predicting a chrominance signal from a luminance signal by using a correlation between the luminance and chrominance signals. A method of predicting a chrominance component image generates a down-sampled luminance signal matching a chrominance signal by independently applying various down-sampling methods according to a location of a luminance signal, and predicts a chrominance signal from the down-sampled luminance signal, while considering a size of a luminance prediction unit and a size of a chrominance prediction unit corresponding to each other according to a color format. | 05-22-2014 |

20140140408 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING MOTION INFORMATION AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING SAME - Provided are methods and apparatus for encoding and decoding motion information. The method of encoding motion information includes: obtaining a motion information candidate by using motion information of prediction units that are temporally or spatially related to a current prediction unit; adding, when the number of motion information included in the motion information candidate is smaller than a predetermined number n, alternative motion information to the motion information candidate so that the number of motion information included in the motion information candidate reaches the predetermined number n; determining motion information with respect to the current prediction unit from among the n motion information candidates; and encoding index information indicating the determined motion information as motion information of the current prediction unit. | 05-22-2014 |

20140153648 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING MOTION INFORMATION USING SKIP MODE, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING SAME - An encoding method using a skip mode is provided. The method includes obtaining a plurality of motion information candidates of a current predictor by using at least one predictor which relates to the current predictor; determining a candidate that is most likely to be selected from among the obtained plurality of motion information candidates as a most probable prediction candidate, based on a predetermined standard; and when a prediction mode of the current predictor corresponds to a most probable skip mode when using the determined most probable prediction candidate, encoding a flag which indicates the most probable skip mode. | 06-05-2014 |

20140198996 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING INTERPOLATION BASED ON TRANSFORM AND INVERSE TRANSFORM - Provided are a method and apparatus for interpolating an image. The method includes: selecting a first filter, from among a plurality of different filters, for interpolating between pixel values of integer pixel units, according to an interpolation location; and generating at least one pixel value of at least one fractional pixel unit by interpolating between the pixel values of the integer pixel units by using the selected first filter. | 07-17-2014 |

20140219335 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENTROPY ENCODING USING HIERARCHICAL DATA UNIT, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING - Provided are video encoding and decoding methods and apparatuses. The video encoding method includes: encoding a video based on data units having a hierarchical structure; determining a context model used for entropy encoding a syntax element of a data unit based on at least one piece of additional information of the data units; and entropy encoding the syntax element by using the determined context model. | 08-07-2014 |

20140241422 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE ENCODING AND DECODING USING ADAPTIVE QUANTIZATION PARAMETER DIFFERENTIAL - A method of encoding an image, a method of decoding an image, an image encoding apparatus, and an image decoding apparatus, the method of encoding an image including the operations of determining a scaling factor, determining a quantization parameter (QP) value of a current block, acquiring a predicted QP value of the current block, determining a QP difference value by using the QP value and the predicted QP value, adjusting the QP difference value by extracting the scaling factor from the QP difference value, generating a bitstream including the scaling factor and the adjusted QP difference value, and transmitting the bitstream. | 08-28-2014 |

20140286395 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY USING BLOCK MERGING, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY USING BLOCK MERGING - Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding a video by using block merging and a method and apparatus for decoding a video by using block merging. The method of encoding includes: determining an encoding mode indicating a current data unit for encoding of a picture and an encoding method including prediction encoding performed for the current data unit; determining an occurrence of merging with at least one neighboring data unit based on at least one of the encoding mode and a prediction mode; and determining prediction mode information, merging related information, and prediction related information, and determining encoding information of the data unit including the prediction mode information, the merging related information, and the prediction related information. | 09-25-2014 |

20140286411 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCALABLE VIDEO ENCODING AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCALABLE VIDEO DECODING - Provided are scalable video encoding and decoding methods. The scalable video encoding method includes: obtaining a peripheral pixel of an enhancement block based on a peripheral pixel of a base layer block corresponding to the enhancement layer block to be prediction-encoded, and performing intra prediction on the enhancement layer block by using at least one of a peripheral pixel of the enhancement layer block that is encoded before the enhancement layer block and then restored and a peripheral pixel of the enhancement layer block that is obtained based on a peripheral pixel of the base layer block. | 09-25-2014 |

20140286419 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORM UNIT - An apparatus for decoding an image, the apparatus including an entropy decoder that performs entropy-decoding to obtain quantized transformation coefficients of at least one transformation unit in a coding unit of the image, a decoder that determines a prediction mode of at least one prediction unit in the coding unit from information indicating the prediction mode for the at least one prediction unit, when the prediction mode is determined to be an inter prediction mode, not in an intra prediction mode, determines a size of the at least one transformation unit in the coding unit regardless of a size of the at least one prediction unit in the coding unit, and performs inverse-quantization and inverse-transformation on the quantized transformation coefficients of the at least one transformation unit to obtain residuals, and a restorer that performs inter prediction for at least one prediction unit in the coding unit to generate a predictor and restores the image by using the residuals and the predictor. | 09-25-2014 |

20140286428 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY USING BLOCK MERGING, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY USING BLOCK MERGING - Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding a video by using block merging and a method and apparatus for decoding a video by using block merging. The method of encoding includes: determining an encoding mode indicating a current data unit for encoding of a picture and an encoding method including prediction encoding performed for the current data unit; determining an occurrence of merging with at least one neighboring data unit based on at least one of the encoding mode and a prediction mode; and determining prediction mode information, merging related information, and prediction related information, and determining encoding information of the data unit including the prediction mode information, the merging related information, and the prediction related information. | 09-25-2014 |

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20140286585 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORMATION UNIT - An image decoding method including determining coding units having a hierarchical structure for decoding an image using split information of a coding unit, determining at least one prediction unit for predicting a coding unit among the coding units using information about a partition type, determining at least one transformation unit for inversely transforming the coding unit using split information of the at least one transformation unit, wherein the split information of a coding unit, the information about a partition type and the information about a depth of the at least one transformation unit are parsed from a bitstream, parsing from the bitstream transformation coefficients generated by transformation according to the at least one transformation unit generated by dividing the coding unit, reconstructing residual of the at least one transformation unit by performing inverse quantization and inverse transformation on the parsed transformation coefficients, and performing intra prediction or inter prediction on the prediction unit to generate a predictor, and reconstructs the image based on the residual and the predictor. | 09-25-2014 |

20140286586 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORM UNIT - A method of decoding an image includes performing entropy-decoding to obtain quantized transformation coefficients of at least one transformation unit in a coding unit of the image, determining a prediction mode of at least one prediction unit in the coding unit from information indicating a prediction mode for the at least one prediction unit, when the prediction mode is determined to be an inter prediction mode, not in an intra prediction mode, determining a size of the at least one transformation unit in the coding unit regardless of a size of the at least one prediction unit in the coding unit, performing inverse-quantization and inverse-transformation on the quantized transformation coefficients of the at least one transformation unit to obtain residuals, and performing inter prediction for at least one prediction unit in the coding unit to generate a predictor and restoring the image by using the residuals and the predictor. | 09-25-2014 |

20140286590 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORM UNIT - An apparatus for decoding an image includes an entropy decoder that performs entropy-decoding to obtain quantized transformation coefficients of at least one transformation unit in a coding unit of the image, an inverse transformer that performs inverse-quantization and inverse-transformation on the quantized transformation coefficients of the at least one transformation unit to obtain residuals, and a restorer that performs inter prediction for at least one prediction unit in the coding unit to generate a predictor and restores the image by using the residuals and the predictor. | 09-25-2014 |

20140286591 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORM UNIT - A method of decoding an image including performing entropy-decoding to obtain quantized transformation coefficients of at least one transformation unit in a coding unit of the image, performing inverse-quantization and inverse-transformation on the quantized transformation coefficients of the at least one transformation unit to obtain residuals, and performing inter prediction for at least one prediction unit in the coding unit to generate a predictor and restoring the image by using the residuals and the predictor. | 09-25-2014 |

20140294069 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORM UNIT - An apparatus for decoding an image includes an entropy decoder that performs entropy decoding to generate quantized transformation coefficients of a transformation unit in a coding unit and an inverse transformer that inverse quantizes the quantized transformation coefficients to generate transformation coefficients of the transformation unit and inverse transforms the transformation coefficients to generate residual components of the transformation unit. | 10-02-2014 |

20140294077 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO BY USING DEBLOCKING FILTERING, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO BY USING DEBLOCKING FILTERING - A method and apparatus for encoding video by using deblocking filtering, and a method and apparatus for decoding video by using deblocking filtering are provided. The method of encoding video includes: splitting a picture into a maximum coding unit; determining coding units of coded depths and encoding modes for the coding units of the maximum coding unit by prediction encoding the coding units of the maximum coding unit based on at least one prediction unit and transforming the coding units based on at least one transformation unit, wherein the maximum coding unit is hierarchically split into the coding units as a depth deepens, and the coded depths are depths where the maximum coding unit is encoded in the coding units; and performing deblocking filtering on video data being inversely transformed into a spatial domain in the coding units, in consideration of the encoding modes. | 10-02-2014 |

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20140294311 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGE BY USING LARGE TRANSFORMATION UNIT - An image decoding method including determining coding units having a hierarchical structure for decoding an image using split information of a coding unit, determining at least one prediction unit for predicting a coding unit among the coding units using information about a partition type, and determining at least one transformation unit for inversely transforming the coding unit using information about a depth of the at least one transformation unit, wherein the split information of a coding unit, the information about a partition type and the information about a depth of the at least one transformation unit are parsed from a bitstream, parsing from the bitstream transformation coefficients generated by transformation according to the at least one transformation unit generated by dividing the coding unit, and reconstructing residual of the at least one transformation unit by performing inverse quantization, and inverse transformation on the parsed transformation coefficients, and performing intra prediction or inter prediction on the prediction unit to generate a predictor, and reconstructing the image based on the residual and the predictor. | 10-02-2014 |

20140334542 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INTRA PREDICTION VIDEO - A method and apparatus for intra predicting a video. The method includes: determining availability of a predetermined number of adjacent pixels used for intra prediction of a current block; if a first adjacent pixel is unavailable, searching for a second adjacent pixel that is available by searching the predetermined number of adjacent pixels in a predetermined direction based on the first adjacent pixel; and replacing a pixel value of the first adjacent pixel with a pixel value of a found second adjacent pixel. At least one third adjacent pixel in another location, which is not available and excludes the first adjacent pixel at a predetermined location, is sequentially replaced by using a directly adjacent pixel in a predetermined direction. | 11-13-2014 |

20140334550 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING MOTION VECTOR - Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector including a method of decoding that includes obtaining a current coding unit hierarchically split from a maximum coding unit according to a current depth, obtaining a prediction mode information of a current prediction unit in the current coding unit from bitstream, when a prediction mode of the current prediction unit is inter-prediction mode, determining motion vector predictor candidates from among motion vectors of neighboring prediction units adjacent to the current prediction unit, and determining a motion vector predictor of the current prediction unit from among the motion vector predictor candidates, wherein the neighboring prediction unit comprises a first block directly to the left side of a leftmost block among blocks located directly to a bottom side of the current prediction unit and a second block located directly to a upper side of the first block. | 11-13-2014 |

20140341276 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIERARCHICAL DATA UNIT-BASED VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING COMPRISING QUANTIZATION PARAMETER PREDICTION - A method of decoding a video includes determining an initial value of a quantization parameter (QP) used to perform inverse quantization on coding units included in a slice segment, based on syntax obtained from a bitstream; determining a slice-level initial QP for predicting the QP used to perform inverse quantization on the coding units included in the slice segment, based on the initial value of the QP; and determining a predicted QP of a first quantization group of a parallel-decodable data unit included in the slice segment, based on the slice-level initial QP. | 11-20-2014 |

20140355690 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENTROPY-ENCODING CAPABLE OF PARALLEL PROCESSING, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENTROPY-DECODING CAPABLE OF PARALLEL PROCESSING - Provided is a method of performing parallel entropy encoding and parallel entropy decoding by using a plurality of processors. The method includes: sequentially performing entropy encoding on a first row of blocks from among blocks that each have a predetermined size and are obtained by splitting and encoding an image, determining initial entropy coding probability information of a foremost block of a second row of blocks as entropy coding probability information updated by a block of a fixed position of the first row of blocks, sequentially performing entropy encoding on blocks of the second row of blocks which are serially arranged based on the initial entropy coding probability information, and after the entropy encoding is completed to a last block of the first row of blocks, initializing internal state information of an entropy encoded bit string of the first row of blocks. | 12-04-2014 |

20150023406 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO ENCODING FOR EACH SPATIAL SUB-AREA, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO DECODING FOR EACH SPATIAL SUB-AREA - Provided are a video encoding method and a video decoding method according to spatial subdivisions based on splitting a picture into a first tile and a second tile, and splitting a current tile among the first tile and the second tile into at least one slice segment, encoding the first tile and the second tile, independently from each other, and encoding maximum coding units of a current slice segment among the at least one slice segment included in the current tile, with respect to the at least one slice segment included in the current tile. | 01-22-2015 |

20150023432 | SCALABLE VIDEO-ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND SCALABLE VIDEO-DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - Disclosed are a scalable video encoding method and apparatus and a scalable video decoding method and apparatus. The scalable video encoding method adds, into a bitstream, table index information representing one of a plurality of scalable extension type information tables in which available combinations of a plurality of scalable extension types are specified and layer index information representing the scalable extension type of the encoded video among combinations of a plurality of scalable extension types included in a scalable extension type information table. | 01-22-2015 |

20150030086 | VIDEO ENCODING METHOD AND DEVICE AND VIDEO DECODING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PARALLEL PROCESSING - Provided are video encoding and decoding methods and apparatuses for parallel processing. The video decoding method includes obtaining a parallel processing syntax indicating a parallel processing type that is applied to a second data unit of a lower level from a first data unit header of an upper level, obtaining a parallel processing flag indicating whether the parallel processing type is applied to the second data unit from a second data unit header, and determining whether the parallel processing type is applied to the second data unit based on the obtained parallel processing flag. | 01-29-2015 |

20150043639 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CODING SCALABLE VIDEO ON BASIS OF CODING UNIT OF TREE STRUCTURE, AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DECODING SCALABLE VIDEO ON BASIS OF CODING UNIT OF TREE STRUCTURE - Provided are scalable video encoding and decoding methods and apparatuses. A scalable video encoding method includes: encoding a lower layer image according to coding units having a tree structure, the coding units hierarchically split from maximum coding units of an image; determining scalable coding modes for performing scalable encoding on a higher layer image based on the coding units having the tree structure by referring to the lower layer image; predicting and encoding the higher layer image by referring to encoding information of the lower layer image based on the determined scalable coding modes; and outputting coding modes, predicted values of the lower layer image, and the determined scalable coding modes of the higher layer image based on the determined scalable coding modes. | 02-12-2015 |

20150049806 | METHOD FOR MULTI-VIEW VIDEO ENCODING BASED ON TREE STRUCTURE ENCODING UNIT AND APPARATUS FOR SAME, AND METHOD FOR MULTI-VIEW VIDEO DECODING BASED ON TREE STRUCTURE ENCODING UNIT AND APPARATUS FOR SAME - Provided are multiview video inter-layer encoding and decoding based on coding units of a tree structure. A video encoding method includes operations of encoding a base layer image that is one of a base view texture image and a base view depth image of a base view image, based on coding units of a tree structure that are among coding units obtained by hierarchically splitting a maximum coding unit of an image, determining an inter-layer encoding mode for performing inter-layer encoding on an additional view image by referring to the base layer image based on the coding units of the tree structure, and referring to an additional layer image including the additional view image, based on the inter-layer encoding mode. | 02-19-2015 |

20150049816 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING MOTION VECTOR BY PREDICTING MOTION VECTOR ACCORDING TO MODE - Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector. The method of encoding a motion vector includes: selecting a mode from among a first mode in which information indicating a motion vector predictor of at least one motion vector predictor is encoded and a second mode in which information indicating generation of a motion vector predictor based on pixels included in a previously encoded area adjacent to a current block is encoded; determining a motion vector predictor of the current block according to the selected mode and encoding information about the motion vector predictor of the current block; and encoding a difference vector between a motion vector of the current block and the motion vector predictor of the current block. | 02-19-2015 |

20150071351 | INTER PREDICTION METHOD IN WHICH REFERENCE PICTURE LISTS CAN BE CHANGED AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME - An inter prediction method includes determining whether a restriction condition is provided which restricts an identity of reference picture lists to be used for slices of a same slice type among slices included in a same picture; determining a modification possibility of reference picture lists determined for a same slice among the slices of the same slice type; and determining reference picture lists for blocks in an inter mode that belong to the same slice based on the determining of whether the restriction condition is provided and the determining of the modification possibility of the reference picture lists. | 03-12-2015 |

20150071358 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING MOTION VECTOR BY PREDICTING MOTION VECTOR ACCORDING TO MODE - Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector. The method of encoding a motion vector includes: selecting a mode from among a first mode in which information indicating a motion vector predictor of at least one motion vector predictor is encoded and a second mode in which information indicating generation of a motion vector predictor based on pixels included in a previously encoded area adjacent to a current block is encoded; determining a motion vector predictor of the current block according to the selected mode and encoding information about the motion vector predictor of the current block; and encoding a difference vector between a motion vector of the current block and the motion vector predictor of the current block. | 03-12-2015 |