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Video Quality Experts Group: current results and future directions
Author(s): Ann Marie Rohaly; Philip J. Corriveau; John M. Libert; Arthur A. Webster; Vittorio Baroncini; John Beerends; Jean-Louis Blin; Laura Contin; Takahiro Hamada; David Harrison; Andries P. Hekstra; Jeffrey Lubin; Yukihiro Nishida; Ricardo Nishihara; John C. Pearson; Antonio Franca Pessoa; Neil Pickford; Alexander Schertz; Massimo Visca; Andrew B. Watson; Stefan Winkler
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Paper Abstract

The Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) was formed in October 1997 to address video quality issues. The group is composed of experts from various backgrounds and affiliations, including participants from several internationally recognized organizations working int he field of video quality assessment. The first task undertaken by VQEG was to provide a validation of objective video quality measurement methods leading to recommendations in both the telecommunications and radiocommunication sectors of the International Telecommunications Union. To this end, VQEG designed and executed a test program to compare subjective video quality evaluations to the predictions of a number of proposed objective measurement methods for video quality in the bit rate range of 768 kb/s to 50 Mb/s. The results of this test show that there is no objective measurement system that is currently able to replace subjective testing. Depending on the metric used for evaluation, the performance of eight or nine models was found to be statistically equivalent, leading to the conclusion that no single model outperforms the others in all cases. The greatest achievement of this first validation effort is the unique data set assembled to help future development of objective models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4067, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000, (30 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386632
Show Author Affiliations
Ann Marie Rohaly, Tektronix, Inc. (United States)
Philip J. Corriveau, Communications Research Ctr. (United States)
John M. Libert, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Arthur A. Webster, U.S. Department of Commerce (United States)
Vittorio Baroncini, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)
John Beerends, KPN Research (Netherlands)
Jean-Louis Blin, CCETT/CNET (France)
Laura Contin, Ctr. Studi e Lab. Telecommunicazioni SpA (Italy)
Takahiro Hamada, KDD Media Will Corp. (Japan)
David Harrison, Independent Television Commission (United Kingdom)
Andries P. Hekstra, KPN Research (Netherlands)
Jeffrey Lubin, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Yukihiro Nishida, NHK Science and Technical Research Labs. (Japan)
Ricardo Nishihara, CPqD Foundation (Brazil)
John C. Pearson, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Antonio Franca Pessoa, CPqD Foundation (Brazil)
Neil Pickford, DCITA (Australia)
Alexander Schertz, Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH (Germany)
Massimo Visca, RAI (Italy)
Andrew B. Watson, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Stefan Winkler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/Lausanne (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4067:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000
King N. Ngan; Thomas Sikora; Ming-Ting Sun, Editor(s)

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