Weighted-MSE based on Saliency map for assessing video quality of H.264 video streams

H. Boujut, J. Benois-Pineau, O. Hadar, T. Ahmed, P. Bonnet

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Human vision system is very complex and has been studied for many years specifically for purposes of efficient encoding of visual, e.g. video content from digital TV. There have been physiological and psychological evidences which indicate that viewers do not pay equal attention to all exposed visual information, but only focus on certain areas known as focus of attention (FOA) or saliency regions. In this work, we propose a novel based objective quality assessment metric, for assessing the perceptual quality of decoded video sequences affected by transmission errors and packed loses. The proposed method weights the Mean Square Error (MSE), Weighted-MSE (WMSE), according to the calculated saliency map at each pixel. Our method was validated trough subjective quality experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Image Quality and System Performance VIII
StatePublished - 25 Feb 2011
EventImage Quality and System Performance VIII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 24 Jan 201126 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceImage Quality and System Performance VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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