Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Margaret H. Pinson; Stephen Wolf; Neha Tripathi; Chin Koh

Abstract: The shortage of high quality video sequences has hampered video quality research for 20 years. Every Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) test has encountered difficulty in obtaining quality source content. For some validation tests, this caused a multiple–year delay. To address this critical need, the newly launched Consumer Digital Video Library (CDVL) website ( accepts and shares contributions of high–quality video sequences. The site is designed to assist video researchers in the development and testing of new algorithms for video processing, coding, and both subjective and objective quality measurement.

Keywords: video quality; video sequences; video clips; Consumer Digital Video Library; CDVL; video processing

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