Ninth International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics - VPQM 2015, Chandler, AZ, February 5-6, 2015

A missing factor in objective video quality models: A study of color

Margaret H. Pinson


This paper examines color from multiple perspectives. A theory is proposed that the current color spaces are poorly designed for video quality and video coding purposes. The implication is that objective video quality metrics could be improved by the development of a field-specific color edge detection algorithm or color distance measurement. A prototype subjective database is provided that could be used to train such an algorithm.

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Keywords: video quality; color; colorspace; video quality metrics; video coding

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Margaret H. Pinson
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
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