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3DTV technology has brought out new challenges such as the question of synthesized views evaluation. Synthesized views are generated through a depth image-based rendering (DIBR) process. This process induces new types of artifacts whose impact on visual quality has to be identified considering various contexts of use. While visual quality assessment has(More)
Depth-Image-Based-Rendering (DIBR) techniques are essential for three-dimensional (3D) video applications such as 3D Television (3DTV) and Free-Viewpoint Video. However, this process is based on 3D warping and can induce serious distortions whose impact on the perceived quality is far different from the one experienced in the 2D imaging processes. Since(More)
We present the results of a research on the effects of image distor-tions known to induce visual discomfort (namely, the introduction of Gaussian blur on one visual field) on the emotional reactions of 3DTV viewers. Emotional reactions were explored by means of self-reported as well as psychophysiological methods. The re-sults showed that, despite visual(More)
This paper considers the reliability of usual assessment methods when evaluating virtual synthesized views in the multiview video context. Virtual views are generated from Depth Image Based Rendering (DIBR) algorithms. Because DIBR algorithms involve geometric transformations, new types of artifacts come up. The question regards the ability of commonly used(More)
The efficient compression of multi-view-video-plus-depth (MVD) data raises the bit-rate allocation issue for the compression of texture and depth data. This question has not been solved yet because not all surveys reckon on a shared framework. This paper studies the impact of bit-rate allocation for texture and depth data relying on the quality of an(More)
This paper addresses the problem of evaluating virtual view synthesized images in the multi-view video context. As a matter of fact, view synthesis brings new types of distortion. The question refers to the ability of the traditional used objective metrics to assess synthesized views quality, considering the new types of artifacts. The experiments conducted(More)
DIBR is fundamental to 3DTV applications because the generation of new viewpoints is recurrent. As any tool, DIBR methods are subject to evaluations thanks to the assessment of the visual quality of the resulting generated views. This assessment task is peculiar because DIBR can be used for different 3DTV applications: either in a 2D context (free viewpoint(More)
In this paper we present a novel image quality assessment technique for evaluating virtual synthesized views in the context of multi-view video. In particular, Free Viewpoint Videos are generated from uncompressed color views and their compressed associated depth maps by means of the View Synthesis Reference Software, provided by MPEG. Prior to the(More)
In this paper, the analysis of a subjective quality experiment consisting in assessing the quality of free-viewpoint video sequences generated from decompressed depth data is presented. In the absence of a dedicated subjective assessment protocol for the evaluation of such 3D systems, a subjective quality assessment methodology is proposed for the context(More)