Alibaba Group has been granted a patent for methods and systems to process chroma signals in video sequences. The technology involves determining chroma residual scaling based on flags in sequence and picture parameter sets. The patent covers a computer-implemented decoding method for handling chroma de-blocking parameters. GlobalData’s report on Alibaba Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Decoding method for processing chroma signals in video sequences

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11889091B2) discloses a computer-implemented method for decoding and encoding video sequences by determining the value of a pps_chroma_tool_offsets_present_flag in a picture parameter set (PPS). When the value is 1, the method involves decoding or signaling one or more picture level chroma de-blocking parameters in the bitstream associated with the video sequence. These parameters include beta offset or tc offset, and are crucial for enhancing video quality by adjusting chroma levels.

Furthermore, the patent also covers a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a bitstream with the PPS containing the pps_chroma_tool_offsets_present_flag. When the value is 1, the bitstream includes the chroma de-blocking parameters, while it excludes them when the value is 0. The parameters, such as ph_cb_beta_offset_div2 and ph_cr_tc_offset_div2, play a significant role in adjusting chroma levels for optimal video quality. Additionally, the patent discloses an encoding method that mirrors the decoding process, where the value of the pps_chroma_tool_offsets_present_flag determines the signaling of chroma de-blocking parameters in the bitstream associated with the video sequence, further enhancing the video encoding process.

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