One embodiment disclosed relates to the use of object motion estimation to interlace a progressive video sequence. One of a plurality of consecutive frames is segmented and motion vectors for each segment are determined though object motion estimation. Interpolated motion vectors are used to construct at least one intermediate frame, and interlaced fields are extracted from the new sequence of frames that includes intermediate frames. An interlaced sequence with smooth, incremental motion is thus constructed from a progressive video sequence.
* 5208667 Motion compensated video standards converter and method of deriving motion vectors
* 5353119 Format conversion of digital video signals, integration of digital video signals into photographic film material and the like, associated signal processing, and motion compensated interpolation of images
* 5329309 Method of integrating format material and an interlace scan format signal
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