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Crafting the MPEG metrics for objective and perceptual quality assessment of volumetric videos

Jean-Eudes Marvie
Yana Nehmé
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Guillaume Lavoué

Abstract

Efficient objective and perceptual metrics are valuable tools to evaluate the visual impact of compression artifacts on the visual quality of volumetric videos (VVs). In this paper, we present some of the MPEG group efforts to create, benchmark and calibrate objective quality assessment metrics for volumetric videos represented as textured meshes. We created a challenging dataset of 176 volumetric videos impaired with various distortions and conducted a subjective experiment to gather human opinions (more than 5896 subjective scores were collected). We adapted two state-of-the-art model-based metrics for point cloud evaluation to our context of textured mesh evaluation by selecting efficient sampling methods. We also present a new image-based metric for the evaluation of such VVs whose purpose is to reduce the cumbersome computation times inherent to the point-based metrics due to their use of multiple kd-tree searches. Each metric presented above is calibrated (i.e., selection of best values for parameters such as the number of views or grid sampling density) and evaluated on our new ground-truth subjective dataset. For each metric, the optimal selection and combination of features is determined by logistic regression through cross-validation. This performance analysis, combined with MPEG experts’ requirements, lead to the validation of two selected metrics and recommendations on the features of most importance through learned feature weights.

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hal-04120538 , version 1 (07-06-2023)

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Jean-Eudes Marvie, Yana Nehmé, Danillo Graziosi, Guillaume Lavoué. Crafting the MPEG metrics for objective and perceptual quality assessment of volumetric videos. Quality and User Experience, 2023, 8 (1), pp.4. ⟨10.1007/s41233-023-00057-4⟩. ⟨hal-04120538⟩
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