A crowdsourcing approach to video quality assessment [article]

Babak Naderi, Ross Cutler
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The gold standard for measuring video quality is the subjective test, and the most prevalent is the ITU-T Rec. P.910, a lab-based subjective standard in use for the past two decades. However, in practice using ITU-T Rec. P.910 is slow, expensive, and requires a lab, which all create barriers to usage. As a result, most research papers that need to measure video quality don't use ITU-T Rec. P.910 but rather metrics that are not well correlated to subjective opinion. We provide an open-source
more » ... nsion of ITU-T Rec. P.910 based on crowdsourcing principles which address the speed, usage cost, and barrier to usage issues. We implement Absolute Category Rating (ACR), ACR with hidden reference (ACR-HR), Degradation Category Rating (DCR), and Comparison Category Rating (CCR). It includes rater, environment, hardware, and network qualifications, as well as gold and trapping questions to ensure quality. We have validated that the implementation is both accurate and highly reproducible compared to existing ITU-T Rec. P.910 lab studies.
arXiv:2204.06784v2 fatcat:msg5vgfckvgwfnfjkid3t36w6i