04785349 is referenced by 215 patents and cites 9 patents.

A full motion color digital video signal is compressed, formatted for transmission, recorded on compact disc media and decoded at conventional video frame rates. During compression, regions of a frame are individually analyzed to select optimum fill coding methods specific to each region. Region decoding time estimates are made to optimize compression thresholds. Region descriptive codes conveying the size and locations of the regions are grouped together in a first segment of a data stream. Region fill codes conveying pixel amplitude indications for the regions are grouped together according to fill code type and placed in other segments of the data stream. The data stream segments are individually variable length coded according to their respective statistical distributions and formatted to form data frames. The number of bytes per frame is dithered by the addition of auxiliary data determined by a reverse frame sequence analysis to provide an average number selected to minimize pauses of the compact disc during playback thereby avoiding unpredictable seek mode latency periods characteristic of compact discs. A decoder includes a variable length decoder responsive to statistical information in the code stream for separately variable length decoding individual segments of the data stream. Region location data is derived from region descriptive data and applied with region fill codes to a plurality of region specific decoders selected by detection of the fill code type (e.g., relative, absolute, dyad and DPCM) and decoded region pixels are stored in a bit map for subsequent display.

Title
Digital video decompression system
Application Number
7/104131
Publication Number
4785349
Application Date
October 5, 1987
Publication Date
November 15, 1988
Inventor
Brian Astle
Cranbury
NJ, US
Allen H Simon
Belle Mead
NJ, US
Stuart J Golin
East Windsor
NJ, US
John M Keith
Washington Crossing
PA, US
Agent
Kenneth N Nigon
Eric P Herrmann
Paul J Rasmussen
Assignee
Technology 64
NJ, US
IPC
H04N 7/13
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