New video-related Apple patents – 23rd May 2017
Yesterday Apple were awarded patents covering frame rate conversion detection and shot stabilization.
9,661,261: Video pictures pattern detection
For a video that has been converted from one frame rate and format to another frame rate and format, the application detects the conversion method that has been used in the conversion of the video.
9,661,228: Robust image feature based video stabilization and smoothing
The method matches a group of feature points between each pair of consecutive video frames in the video sequence. The method calculates the motion of each matched feature point between the corresponding pair of consecutive video frames. The method calculates a set of historical metrics for each feature point. The method, for each pair of consecutive video frames, identifies a homography that defines a dominant motion between the pair of consecutive frames.