US Patent No: 7,164,804

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Method and apparatus for eliminating flicker by quantizing values based on previous quantization

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A method and apparatus for eliminating flicker by quantizing values based on previous quantization is described. In one embodiment, the method comprises encoding a first coefficient value in a first frame of a motion sequence and subsequently setting a second coefficient in a second frame of the motion sequence and in the same position as the first coefficient to be within a predetermined closeness with the value of the first coefficient.

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RICOH COMPANY, LTD.TOKYO17853

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Boliek, Martin San Francisco, CA 80 1590
Gormish, Michael J Redwood City, CA 118 1836
Schwartz, Edward L Sunnyvale, CA 159 2651

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