Impact of automatic region-of-interest coding on perceived quality in mobile video

Himawan, Ivan, Song, Wei, & Tjondronegoro, Dian (2015) Impact of automatic region-of-interest coding on perceived quality in mobile video. Multimedia Tools and Applications. (In Press)

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Abstract

At present, the most reliable method to obtain end-user perceived quality is through subjective tests. In this paper, the impact of automatic region-of-interest (ROI) coding on perceived quality of mobile video is investigated. The evidence, which is based on perceptual comparison analysis, shows that the coding strategy improves perceptual quality. This is particularly true in low bit rate situations. The ROI detection method used in this paper is based on two approaches:

  • (1) automatic ROI by analyzing the visual contents automatically, and;

  • (2) eye-tracking based ROI by aggregating eye-tracking data across many users, used to both evaluate the accuracy of automatic ROI detection and the subjective quality of automatic ROI encoded video.

The perceptual comparison analysis is based on subjective assessments with 54 participants, across different content types, screen resolutions, and target bit rates while comparing the two ROI detection methods. The results from the user study demonstrate that ROI-based video encoding has higher perceived quality compared to normal video encoded at a similar bit rate, particularly in the lower bit rate range.

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ID Code: 90733
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11042-015-3054-y
Keywords: Mobile video quality, Human vision system, Video coding, Subjective quality
DOI: 10.1007/s11042-015-3054-y
ISSN: 1573-7721
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Multimedia Programming (080305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2015 23:17
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 06:03

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