IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 32, no. 1 (January 2015): 101–114

Video Quality Assessment: Subjective Testing of Entertainment Scenes

doi: 10.1109/MSP.2013.2292535

Margaret H. Pinson; Lucjan Janowski; Zdzislaw Papir

Abstract: This article describes how to perform a video quality subjective test. For companies, these tests can greatly facilitate video product development; for universities, removing perceived barriers to conducting such tests allows expanded research opportunities. This tutorial assumes no prior knowledge and focuses on proven techniques. (Certain commercial equipment, materials, and/or programs are identified in this article to adequately specify the experimental procedure. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the program or equipment identified is necessarily the best available for this application.)

Keywords: subjective testing; video quality assessment; video signal processing; quality of experience (QoE)

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Margaret H. Pinson
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3579
mpinson@ntia.doc.gov

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Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572
LSegre@ntia.gov

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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