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Alexandre Balkanski, Stephen C Purcell, James W Kirkpatrick Jr, Mauro Bonomi, Wen Chang Hsu: System for compression and decompression of video data using discrete cosine transform and coding techniques. C Cube Microsystems, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, October 12, 1993: US05253078 (222 worldwide citation)

A digital video compression system and an apparatus implementing this system are disclosed. Specifically, matrices of pixels in RGB, YUV or CMYK formats are accepted for data compression. The data are rearranged in 8x8 pixel blocks, each block being of one pixel component type. The pixel data are th ...


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Elliot N Linzer: Simplified dual prime video motion estimation. C Cube Microsystems, Proskauer Rose, May 18, 1999: US05905542 (123 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for performing dual prime motion estimation on video fields or frames of a video signal. A 16.times.16 motion estimator generates a same-parity match vector M.sub.-- SP and an opposite-parity match vector M.sub.-- OP for a current macroblock of a current field using a reference ...


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Didier J Legall: Field frame macroblock encoding decision. C Cube Microsystems, Proskauer Rose, March 2, 1999: US05878166 (113 worldwide citation)

A rate control algorithm for an MPEG-2 compliant encoder is described. The rate control algorithm has embodiments useful for constant bit rate and variable bit rate encoding. In particular, the invention relates to a field frame macroblock encoding decision.


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Stephen C Purcell, David E Galbi, Frank H Liao, Yvonne C Tse: Decompression processor for video applications. C Cube Microsystems, Edward C Kwok, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, September 29, 1998: US05815646 (108 worldwide citation)

A method and structure including four video decompression structures and eight memory banks are provided for decoding high definition television (HDTV) signal. In this HDTV decompression structure, the 1920.times.1080 pixel display space is divided into four vertical sections of 480.times.1080 pixel ...


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Elliot N Linzer, Aaron Wells: Statistical multiplexed video encoding using pre-encoding a priori statistics and a priori and a posteriori statistics. C Cube Microsystems, Proskauer Rose, March 14, 2000: US06038256 (108 worldwide citation)

A statistical multiplexing apparatus and method for generating and combining a plurality of encoded video bit streams. A storage device contains pre-stored a priori statistics indicative of the encoding complexity of the video signals from which the encoded video bit streams will be generated. The p ...


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Elliot N Linzer, Aaron Wells: Compressed video transcoder. C Cube Microsystems, Proskauer Rose, October 31, 2000: US06141447 (103 worldwide citation)

Compressed video transcoding apparatus and methods are disclosed. One embodiment eliminates the need for reorder buffers by utilizing an encode order video decoder which decodes a first compressed video bit stream to provide a sequence of frames in an encode order suitable for direct encoding withou ...


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Toshiaki Mizukami: Structure and method for packing and unpacking a stream of N-bit data to and from a stream of N-bit data words. C Cube Microsystems, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, June 6, 1995: US05423010 (102 worldwide citation)

A structure and a method capable of both packing data into and unpacking data from either the little endian or the big endian format are provided. Under the structure and method of the present invention, the packed or unpacked data, as the case may be, is only shifted in one direction. During a pack ...


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Alexandre Balkanski, Steve Purcell, James Kirkpatrick: System for compression and decompression of video data using discrete cosine transform and coding techniques. C Cube Microsystems, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, December 14, 1993: US05270832 (101 worldwide citation)

A digital video compression system and an apparatus implementing this system are disclosed. Specifically, matrices of pixels in the RGB signal format are converted into YUV representation, including a step of selectively sampling the chrominance components. The signals are then subjected to a discre ...


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Stephen C Purcell, David E Galbi, Frank H Liao, Yvonne C Tse: Decompression processor for video applications. C Cube Microsystems, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, January 3, 1995: US05379356 (95 worldwide citation)

A method and a structure are provided to decode intraframe and interframe coded compressed video data. In one embodiment, a decompression structure having a processor is provided with a global bus over which a decoder coprocessor, an inverse discrete cosine transform coprocessor and a motion compens ...


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Christopher Mills, Christopher Adams: Processing system with pointer-based ATM segmentation and reassembly. C Cube Microsystems, Proskauer Rose, July 11, 2000: US06088355 (95 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for ATM segmentation and reassembly (SAR) which provide efficient transfer of ATM cell data between an ATM network and a set top box or other processing system. Reassembly operations are performed using a receive ring which stores an array of pointers. Each of the pointers spec ...