A Study on Quality Metrics for 360 Video Communications

Huyen T. T. TRAN  Cuong T. PHAM  Nam PHAM NGOC  Anh T. PHAM  Truong Cong THANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E101-D   No.1   pp.28-36
Publication Date: 2018/01/01
Publicized: 2017/10/16
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2017MUP0011
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Enriched Multimedia — Potential and Possibility of Multimedia Contents for the Future —)
360 video,  objective quality,  subjective quality,  video processing,  

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360 videos have recently become a popular virtual reality content type. However, a good quality metric for 360 videos is still an open issue. In this work, our goal is to identify appropriate objective quality metrics for 360 video communications. Especially, fourteen objective quality measures at different processing phases are considered. Also, a subjective test is conducted in this study. The relationship between objective quality and subjective quality is investigated. It is found that most of the PSNR-related quality measures are well correlated with subjective quality. However, for evaluating video quality across different contents, a content-based quality metric is needed.