Subjective quality metric for 3D video services

Kazuhisa Yamagishi*, Taichi Kawano, Takanori Hayashi, Jiro Katto

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Three-dimensional (3D) video service is expected to be introduced as a next-generation television service. Stereoscopic video is composed of two 2D video signals for the left and right views, and these 2D video signals are encoded. Video quality between the left and right views is not always consistent because, for example, each view is encoded at a different bit rate. As a result, the video quality difference between the left and right views degrades the quality of stereoscopic video. However, these characteristics have not been thoroughly studied or modeled. Therefore, it is necessary to better understand how the video quality difference affects stereoscopic video quality and to model the video quality characteristics. To do that, we conducted subjective quality assessments to derive subjective video quality characteristics. The characteristics showed that 3D video quality was affected by the difference in video quality between the left and right views, and that when the difference was small, 3D video quality correlated with the highest 2D video quality of the two views. We modeled these characteristics as a subjective quality metric using a training data set. Finally, we verified the performance of our proposed model by applying it to unknown data sets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-418
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb


  • 2D
  • 3D
  • Objective quality metric
  • QoE
  • Quality
  • Subjective quality metric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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