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Method for image quality monitoring on digital television networks
Author(s): Pierre Bretillon; Jamal Baina; Michel Jourlin; Gabriel Goudezeune
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a method designed to monitor image quality. The emphasis is given here to the monitoring in digital television broadcasting networks, in order for the providers to ensure a 'user-oriented' Quality of Service. Most objective image quality assessment methods are technically very difficult to apply in this context because of bandwidth limitations. We propose a parametric, reduced reference method that relies on the evaluation of characteristic coding and transmission impairments with a set of features. We show that quality can be predicted with a satisfying correlation to a subjective evaluation by the combination of several impairment features in an appropriate model. The method has been implemented and tested in a range of situations on simulated and real DVB networks. This allows to conclude on the usefulness of the approach and our future developments for quality of service monitoring in digital television.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3845, Multimedia Systems and Applications II, (22 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.371213
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Bretillon, Telediffusion de France and Ecole Superieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon (France)
Jamal Baina, Telediffusion de France (France)
Michel Jourlin, Ecole Superieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon (France)
Gabriel Goudezeune, Telediffusion de France (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3845:
Multimedia Systems and Applications II
Andrew G. Tescher; Bhaskaran Vasudev; V. Michael Bove; Barbara Derryberry, Editor(s)

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