Objective No-Reference Video Quality Assessment Method Based on Spatio-Temporal Pixel Analysis

Wyllian B. da SILVA  Keiko V. O. FONSECA  Alexandre de A. P. POHL  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E98-D   No.7   pp.1325-1332
Publication Date: 2015/07/01
Publicized: 2015/04/03
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2014EDP7155
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Image Processing and Video Processing
H.264,  MPEG-2,  no-reference metric,  objective video quality assessment,  

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Digital video signals are subject to several distortions due to compression processes, transmission over noisy channels or video processing. Therefore, the video quality evaluation has become a necessity for broadcasters and content providers interested in offering a high video quality to the customers. Thus, an objective no-reference video quality assessment metric is proposed based on the sigmoid model using spatial-temporal features weighted by parameters obtained through the solution of a nonlinear least squares problem using the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm. Experimental results show that when it is applied to MPEG-2 streams our method presents better linearity than full-reference metrics, and its performance is close to that achieved with full-reference metrics for H.264 streams.