Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Committee Member

Evangelos Yfantis

Number of Pages



The MPEG-4 standard for computerized video incorporates the concept of a video object pLane While in the simplest case this can be the full rectangular frame, the standard supports a hierarchical set of arbitrary shaped planes, one for each content sensitive video object. Herein is proposed a method for extracting arbitrary planes from video that does not already contain video object plane information; Deinterlacing is the process of taking two video fields, each at half the height of the finalized image frame, and combining them into that finalized frame. As the fields are not captured simultaneously, temporal artifacts may result. Herein is proposed a method to use the above mentioned video object planes to calculate the intra-field motion of objects in the video stream and correct for such motion leading to a higher quality deinterlaced output.*; *This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation).


Algorithms; Deinterlacing; Improved; Streams; Video

Controlled Subject

Computer science; Electrical engineering

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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