IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Sept. 2002


Video Quality Assessment Using Structural Distortion Measurement

 Zhou Wang1, Ligang Lu2 and Alan C. Bovik1

1Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1084

2Multimedia Technologies, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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Abstract: Objective image/video quality measures play important roles in various image/video processing applications, such as compression, communication, printing, analysis, registration, restoration and enhancement. Most proposed quality assessment approaches in the literature are error sensitivity-based methods. In this paper, we follow a new philosophy in designing image/video quality metrics, which uses structural distortion as an estimation of perceived visual distortion. We develop a new approach for video quality assessment. Experiments on the video quality experts group (VQEG) test data set shows that the new quality measure has higher correlation with subjective quality measurement than the proposed methods in VQEG's Phase I tests for full-reference video quality assessment.