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Further image quality assessment in digital film restoration
Author(s): M. Chambah; C. Saint-Jean; F. Helt; A. Rizzi
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Paper Abstract

Several digital film restoration techniques have emerged during the last decade and became more and more automated but restoration evaluation still remains a rarely tackled issue. In the sphere of cinema, the image quality is judged visually. In fact, experts and technicians judge and determine the quality of the film images during the calibration (post production) process. As a consequence, the quality of a movie is also estimated subjectively by experts in the field of digital film restoration. On the other hand, objective quality metrics do not necessarily correlate well with perceived quality. Plus, some measures assume that there exists a reference in the form of an "original" to compare to, which prevents their usage in digital restoration field, where often there is no reference to compare to. That is why subjective evaluation is the most used and most efficient approach up to now. But subjective assessment is expensive, time consuming and does not respond, hence, to the economic requirements. After presenting the several defects than can affect cinematographic material, and the film digital restoration field, we present in this paper the issues of image quality evaluation in the field of digital film restoration and suggest some reference free objective measures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6059, Image Quality and System Performance III, 60590S (17 January 2006);
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M. Chambah, Univ. de Reims Champagne Ardenne (France)
C. Saint-Jean, Univ. of La Rochelle (France)
F. Helt, Independent Consultant (France)
A. Rizzi, Univ. of Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6059:
Image Quality and System Performance III
Luke C. Cui; Yoichi Miyake, Editor(s)

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