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Performance evaluation of MPEG-2 video coding for HDTV

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3 Author(s)
D. Lauzon ; Communication Res. Centre, Ottawa, Ont., Canada ; A. Vincent ; Limin Wang

We examine the subjective and objective performance of HDTV coded using the MPEG-2 video coding standard. Tests were conducted on seven HDTV sequences selected to cover a broad range of program materials in terms of scene content, complexity, motion speed and direction. The selected material was digitized in a 4:2:2 format with HDTV resolution and coded using the MPEG-2 main profile/high level syntax. Formal subjective assessment was performed by non-expert viewers on the sequences coded at a bit rate of 18 Mbits/s. Since MPEG-2 allows a great flexibility at the encoding end, we also examined the impact of various MPEG-2 encoding parameters on the quality of the reconstructed HDTV video sequences. The parameters include bit rate, the structure of picture organization, as well as temporal processing

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IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 2 )