14 September 2016 Quality metric for spherical panoramic video
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Virtual reality (VR)/ augmented reality (AR) applications allow users to view artificial content of a surrounding space simulating presence effect with a help of special applications or devices. Synthetic contents production is well known process form computer graphics domain and pipeline has been already fixed in the industry. However emerging multimedia formats for immersive entertainment applications such as free-viewpoint television (FTV) or spherical panoramic video require different approaches in content management and quality assessment. The international standardization on FTV has been promoted by MPEG. This paper is dedicated to discussion of immersive media distribution format and quality estimation process. Accuracy and reliability of the proposed objective quality estimation method had been verified with spherical panoramic images demonstrating good correlation results with subjective quality estimation held by a group of experts.
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Vladyslav Zakharchenko, Kwang Pyo Choi, Jeong Hoon Park, "Quality metric for spherical panoramic video", Proc. SPIE 9970, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing X, 99700C (14 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2235885; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2235885
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