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

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PATENT NO 7164804
APP PUB NO 20050163388A1
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11081281

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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.TOKYO17025

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Boliek, Martin San Francisco, CA 62 1936
Gormish, Michael J Redwood City, CA 90 2352
Schwartz, Edward L Sunnyvale, CA 126 3393

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