Multimedia applications of three-dimensional digital filters.

Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Sid-Ahmed, M. A.,


Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.



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Digital signal processing has long been an extremely important field of study. One-dimensional and two-dimensional filters have applications in areas such as audio filtering or image processing respectively. As VLSI technology continues to increase, higher-dimensional digital filters are becoming more practical. This thesis investigates the application of Three-Dimensional (3-D) Digital Filters to the area of multimedia. Specifically, it investigates the use of 3-D Interpolation filters to increase the horizontal, vertical, and temporal resolution, or frame rate, of a moving image sequence. The thesis begins by presenting the theory of digital interpolation in one dimension, and then extends that theory to three dimensions. Next the theory is presented for the design of a filter with appropriate characteristics for filtering a video image; i.e. near-linear phase and a steep transition band. After the basic theory is presented, a plan for implementing the filtering of a video image in software is presented along with the relevant file format information. Results from this implementation are shown next, and the thesis ends with a summary and conclusions.Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2000 .M34. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-04, page: 1048. Adviser: M. A. Sid-Ahmed. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2000.