July 2006 | Technical Report TR-06-433a

Reduced Reference Video Calibration Algorithms

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Margaret H. Pinson ORCID logo and Stephen Wolf

Abstract: This report describes four Reduced Reference (RR) video calibration algorithms of low computational complexity. RR methods are useful for performing end-to-end in-service video quality measurements since these methods utilize a low bandwidth network connection between the original (source) and processed (destination) ends. The first RR video calibration algorithm computes temporal registration of the processed video stream with respect to the original video stream (i.e., video delay estimation). The second algorithm jointly calculates spatial scaling and spatial shift. The third algorithm calculates luminance gain level offset of the processed video stream with respect to the original video stream. The fourth algorithm estimates the valid video region of the original or processed video stream (i.e., the portion of the video image that contains actual picture content). All the algorithms utilize only the luminance (Y) image plane of the video signal.

Keywords: video; gain; calibration; spatial scaling; delay; offset; spatial shift; temporal shift

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