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Loss of interpretability due to compression effects as measured by the new video NIIRS
Author(s): Darrell Young; Tariq Bakir; Robert Butto Jr.; Charles Duffield; Fred Petitti
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Paper Abstract

The effect of video compression is examined using the task-based performance metrics of the new Video National Intelligence Interpretability Rating Scale (Video NIIRS). Video NIIRS is a subjective task criteria scale similar to the well-known Visible NIIRS used for still image quality measurement. However, each task in the Video NIIRS includes a dynamic component that requires video of sufficient spatial and temporal resolution. The loss of Video NIIRS due to compression is experimentally measured for select cases. The results show that an increase in the compression and an associated increase in artifacts reduces task based interpretability and lowers the Video-NIIRS rating of the video clips. The extent of the effect has implications for system design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7529, Image Quality and System Performance VII, 75290V (18 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.838644
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Darrell Young, Raytheon (United States)
Tariq Bakir, Harris (United States)
Robert Butto Jr., Photon Research Associates (United States)
Charles Duffield, Moriarty and Associates (United States)
Fred Petitti, Raytheon (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7529:
Image Quality and System Performance VII
Susan P. Farnand; Frans Gaykema, Editor(s)

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