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									             Polytechnic University, Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering
                      EE4414 Multimedia Communication System II
                                    Fall 2003, Yao Wang
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                            First Exam (10/21/2003 11-12:50) (Make Up)
    Closed-book, 1 sheet of notes (single or double sided) allowed, no peeking into neighbors!
   1. (20 pt) Consider the following two raster scan formats: progressive scan using 20
      frames/second, 200 lines/frame, and interlaced scan using 40 fields/second, 100 lines/field. For
      each scan format, determine
          a. The overall line rate (lines/second)
          b. The maximum temporal frequency (how many cycles of black and white frames
              alternating at most) the system can handle
          c. The maximum vertical frequency (how many cycles of black and white lines alternating
              within each frame or field) the system can handle
          d. The maximum frequency (cycles per second) in the 1D waveform of the raster signal,
              assuming the image aspect ratio is 1:1.
          e. Based on your results, explain the pros and cons of these two scan formats.

          For parts (b)-(d), assuming a kell factor=1 for simplicity.

   2. (30 pt) In NTSC color TV transmission, the I and Q components are multiplexed with the Y
      component to form a single composite signal, using the QAM technique.
      a. (10 pt) Draw the block diagram for multiplexing Y, I, and Q together. Your block diagram
          should include the actual operation involved in QAM modulation (i.e., don’t use a block
          labeled as QAM modulator).
      b. (5 pt) Assume that the bandwidth of the Y, I, and Q signals are 4.2, 0.5, and 0.5 MHz
          respectively, and the audio has bandwidth 200 KHz, and is modulated to 4.5 MHz. The line
          rate is fl=30*525=15750 lines/second=15.75 KHz. We need to choose the color subcarrier
          frequency fc appropriately. Which of the following three choices is the best? Explain why
          briefly.
               i. fc =100.5 fl =1.58 MHz
              ii. fc =225.5 fl =3.55 MHz
             iii. fc =225 fl =3.54 MHz

      c. (15 pt) Draw the block diagram for a color TV receiver to separate Y, I, and Q components
         from the composite signal, assuming the composite signal is already demodulated to the
         baseband. To separate Y from I and Q, you can choose to use either a low-pass filter or a
         comb filter. Specify the range of the cut-off frequency for any low-pass filter that you may
         need. Your block diagram should include the actual operation involved in QAM
         demodulation (i.e., don’t use a block labeled as QAM demodulator).
3. (15 pt) The figure below shows two interlaced video frames.
       a. Generate the field data associated with each frame.
       b. Deinterlace field 1 of frame 2 using field averaging. Write down the deinterlaced field.
       c. Now try line averaging. Write down the deinterlaced field.
       d. Now try line and field averaging.



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4. (15 pt) Draw a block diagram of a block-based hybrid video encoder. For simplicity, assume a
   block is always coded in the P-mode. Your block-diagram should include all the major
   operations involved, starting from when an input macroblock gets into the encoder, ending
   when the bits for this macroblock go out.

5. (5 pt) What is the main benefit of using motion-compensated temporal prediction in video
   coding, compared to code a video frame directly? What are some of the problems due to
   motion-compensated temporal prediction?

6. (15 pt ) For a video of 30 frames/second, 720x480 pixels/frame, what is the number of
   operations needed per second to accomplish integer-pel EBMA if we use block size of 16x16,
   search range of –30 to 30? (count one subtraction and taking absolute value, and sum of two
   numbers as one operation). (Note it is Ok to write down your total count in terms of the above
   parameters, without calculating the actual final number). In general, how does the operation
   count vary with the search range, search accuracy (integer vs. half-pel), the frame size, and the
   block size? What parameters affect the accuracy of the predicted image?

								
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