Francesca De Simone

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In this paper we describe a database containing subjective assessment scores relative to 78 video streams encoded with H.264/AVC and corrupted by simulating the transmission over error-prone network. The data has been collected from 40 subjects at the premises of two academic institutions. Our goal is to provide a balanced and comprehensive database to(More)
While objective and subjective quality assessment of 2D images and video has been an active research topic in the recent years, emerging 3D technologies require new quality metrics and methodologies taking into account the fundamental differences in the human visual perception and typical distortions of stereoscopic content. Therefore, this paper presents a(More)
While objective and subjective quality assessment of 2D images and video have been an active research topic in the recent years, emerging 3D technologies require new quality metrics and methodologies taking into account the fundamental differences in the human visual perception and typical distortions of stereoscopic content. Therefore, this paper presents(More)
Scalable video coding is a powerful solution for content delivery in many interactive multimedia services due to its adaptability to varying terminal and network constraints. In order to successfully exploit such adaptability, it is necessary to understand users’ preference among various scalability options and consequently develop an optimal bit rate(More)
This paper describes a publicly available database of subjective scores, relative to quality assessment of 156 video streams encoded with H.264/AVC and corrupted by simulating packet losses over an error-prone network. The data has been collected in controlled test environments at the premises of two academic institutions. A detailed statistical analysis of(More)
Research in the field of video quality assessment relies on the availability of subjective scores, collected by means of experiments in which groups of people are asked to rate the quality of video sequences. The availability of subjective scores is fundamental to enable validation and comparative benchmarking of the objective algorithms that try to predict(More)
The goal of this paper is to assess whether existing solutions to expand low dynamic range (LDR) still images to high dynamic range (HDR) displays can apply to moving pictures. To this end, we conduct a subjective quality assessment test on four state-of-the-art expansion operators, using high-quality input LDR content. Our results show that, perhaps(More)
This paper investigates the influence of the combination of the scalability parameters in scalable video coding (SVC) schemes on the subjective visual quality. We aim at providing guidelines for an adaptation strategy of SVC that can select the optimal scalability options for resource-constrained networks. Extensive subjective tests are conducted by using(More)
This paper describes the details and the results of the subjective quality evaluation performed at EPFL, as a contribution to the effort of the joint collaborative team on video coding (JCT-VC) for the definition of the high efficiency video coding (HEVC) standard. The performance of twenty-seven coding technologies has been evaluated with respect to two(More)