Smartphones have emerged as a popular and frequently used platform for the consumption of multimedia. New display technologies, such as AMOLED, have been recently introduced to smartphones to fulfill the requirements of these multimedia applications. However, as an AMOLED screen's power consumption is determined by the display content, such applications are… (More)
—In this paper, we explore the impact of frame rate and quantization on perceptual quality of a video. We propose to use the product of a spatial quality factor that assesses the quality of decoded frames without considering the frame rate effect and a temporal correction factor, which reduces the quality assigned by the first factor according to the actual… (More)
—This paper investigates the impact of frame rate and quantization on the bit rate and perceptual quality of a scalable video with temporal and quality scalability. We propose a rate model and a quality model, both in terms of the quantization stepsize and frame rate. The quality model is derived from our earlier quality model in terms of the PSNR of… (More)
This study aims to understand how perceived quality of a video varies as the frame rate changes. We find that an inverted falling exponential function can accurately reflect the trend observed from subjective testing. We further explore the relationship between the falling rate and the video content features, such as frame difference, motion, and contrast.
Mobile video streaming has become one of the most popular applications in the trend of smartphone booming and the prevalence of 3G/4G networks, i.e., HSPA, HSPA+, and LTE. However, the prohibitively high power consumption by 3G/4G radios in smartphones reduces battery life significantly and thus severely hurts user experience. To tackle this challenge, we… (More)
—This paper first investigates the impact of frame rate and quantization on the bit rate and perceptual quality of compressed video. We propose a rate model and a quality model, both in terms of the quantization stepsize and frame rate. Both models are expressed as the product of separate functions of quantization stepsize and frame rate. The proposed… (More)
Oestrogens are the key factor in the sexual differentiation of the mammalian brain and play an important role in the activity of selected areas of the mature brain. To pursue the study of oestrogen action on neural cells at the molecular level, we developed a human neuroblastoma cell line (SK-ER3) expressing the oestrogen receptor (ER). Treatment of these… (More)