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Evaluation of Video Artifact Perception Using Event-Related Potentials


Evaluation of Video Artifact Perception Using Event-Related Potentials

When new computer graphics algorithms for image and video editing, rendering or compression are developed, the quality of the results has to be evaluated and compared. Since the produced media are usually to be presented to an audience it is important to predict image and video quality as it would be perceived by a human observer. This can be done by applying some image quality metric or by expensive and time consuming user studies. Typically image quality metrics do not correlate to quality perceived by a human observer. Similarly a drawback of user studies is that perceived image or video quality is filtered by a decision process, which, in turn, is influenced by the performed task and chosen quality scale. To get an objective view on (subjectively) perceived image quality, electroencephalography can be used. In this paper we show that artifacts appearing in videos elicit a measurable brain response which can be analyzed using the event-related potentials technique. Since electroencephalography itself requires an elaborate procedure, we aim to find a minimal setup to reduce time and participants needed to conduct a reliable study of image and video quality. As a first step we demonstrate that the reaction to a video with or without an artifact can be identified by an off-the-shelf support vector machine, which is trained on a set of previously recorded responses, with a reliability of up to 80% from a single recorded electroencephalogram.


Author(s):Lea Lindemann, Stephan Wenger, Marcus Magnor
Published:August 2011
Type:Article in conference proceedings
Book:Proc. ACM Applied Perception in Computer Graphics and Visualization (APGV)
Presented at:ACM Applied Perception in Computer Graphics and Visualization (APGV)
Project(s): Video Quality Assessment  Reality CG  ElectroEncephaloGraphics 


@inproceedings{lindemann2011video,
  title = {Evaluation of Video Artifact Perception Using Event-Related Potentials},
  author = {Lindemann, Lea and Wenger, Stephan and Magnor, Marcus},
  booktitle = {Proc. {ACM} Applied Perception in Computer Graphics and Visualization ({APGV})},
  organization = {{ACM}},
  pages = {5},
  month = {Aug},
  year = {2011}
}

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