Subjective and Objective Video Quality Assessment of 3D Synthesized Views with Texture/Depth Compression Distortion

Xiangkai LIU, Yun ZHANG, Sudeng HU, Sam KWONG, C.-C. Jay KUO, Qiang PENG

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The quality assessment for synthesized video with texture/depth compression distortion is important for the design, optimization, and evaluation of the multi-view video plus depth (MVD)-based 3D video system. In this paper, the subjective and objective studies for synthesized view assessment are both conducted. First, a synthesized video quality database with texture/depth compression distortion is presented with subjective scores given by 56 subjects. The 140 videos are synthesized from ten MVD sequences with different texture/depth quantization combinations. Second, a full reference objective video quality assessment (VQA) method is proposed concerning about the annoying temporal flicker distortion and the change of spatio-temporal activity in the synthesized video. The proposed VQA algorithm has a good performance evaluated on the entire synthesized video quality database, and is particularly prominent on the subsets which have significant temporal flicker distortion induced by depth compression and view synthesis process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4847-4861
JournalIEEE Transactions on Image Processing
Issue number12
Early online date17 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61471348, Grant 61102088, and Grant 61272289, in part by the Shenzhen Overseas High-Caliber Personnel Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project under Grant KQCX20140520154115027, and in part by the Guangdong Special Support Program for Youth Science and Technology Innovation Talents under Grant 2014TQ01X345.


  • 3D video
  • multi-view video plus depth
  • synthesized video quality database
  • temporal flicker distortion
  • Video quality assessment
  • view synthesis


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