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

Arthur A. Webster; Coleen T. Jones

Abstract: Discusses the method of measurement used to obtain the signal to noise ratio (SNR) values for each of the twenty-five video systems in the T1A1 subjective video experiment. The 25 video systems ranged in bit rate from 64 kb/sec to 45 Mb/sec. The signal to noise ratio (SNR) was measured using a traditional analog test waveform, in particular, the 55 IRE flat field test signal that was on the standard video test scene tape.

Keywords: performance; measurements; noise; video; quality; objective; conferencing; SNR; specifications

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