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Performance evaluation of MPEG-2 for HDTV
Author(s): Daniel Lauzon; Andre Vincent; Limin Wang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we examine the subjective and the objective performance of MPEG-2 for HDTV. Tests were conducted on seven HDTV sequences selected to cover a wide range of conditions in terms of scene content, complexity and motion speed and direction. The selected material was digitized in 4:2:2 format with HDTV resolution and coded using MPEG-2 Man Profile/High Level syntax. Formal subjective assessment was performed by non-expert viewers on the sequences coded at a bit rate of 18 Mbits/s. Since MPEG-2 allows a great flexibility at the encoding end, we also examined the impact of various MPEG-2 encoding parameters on the quality of the reconstructed HDTV video sequences. The parameters include bit rate, the structure of picture organization, as well as temporal processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2419, Digital Video Compression: Algorithms and Technologies 1995, (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206350
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Lauzon, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Andre Vincent, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Limin Wang, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2419:
Digital Video Compression: Algorithms and Technologies 1995
Arturo A. Rodriguez; Robert J. Safranek; Edward J. Delp, Editor(s)

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