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

Arthur A. Webster

Abstract: Describes two objective measurements that can be used to quantify the spatial and temporal information content of a video test scene. Test scene coding difficulty (and hence video quality) often depend on the spatial and temporal information complexity of the source video. The metrics presented here can be used to assist in the selection of appropriate video test scenes for subjective and objective performance tests of digital video compression systems.

Keywords: performance; Video; objective; subjective; spatial; temporal; scene; selection; complexity; information


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Arthur A. Webster
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