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

Margaret H. Pinson; Stephen Wolf

Abstract: This paper presents a new reduced reference (RR) video quality monitoring system that utilizes less than 10 kbits/s of reference information from the source video stream. This new video quality monitoring system utilizes feature extraction techniques similar to those found in the NTIA General Video Quality Model (VQM) that was recently standardized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Objective to subjective correlation results are presented for 18 subjectively rated data sets that include more than 2500 video clips from a wide range of video scenes and systems. The method is being implemented in a new end-to-end video quality monitoring tool that utilizes the Internet to communicate the low bandwidth features between the source and destination ends.

Keywords: video quality; objective; subjective; correlation; in-service; reduced reference


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