Method for predicting a shape of an encoded area using a depth map,
Patent office: USPTO, Status: application,
Application number: US 13/680740, Filling date: 19.11.2012,
Publication number: US 2013/0128968A1, Publication date: 23.05.2013,
A method for predicting a shape of an encoded area using a depth map. The method includes synthesizing a virtual depth map and identifying disoccluded regions in the virtual depth map, wherein the disoccluded regions provide a predicted a shape of an area under compression.