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A Just Noticeable Difference-Based Video Quality Assessment Method with Low Computational Complexity

  • Woei-Tan Loh
  • David Boon Liang BongEmail author
Original Paper


A Just Noticeable Difference (JND)-based video quality assessment (VQA) method is proposed. This method, termed as JVQ, applies JND concept to structural similarity (SSIM) index to measure the spatial quality. JVQ incorporates three features, i.e. luminance adaptation, contrast masking, and texture masking. In JVQ, the concept of JND is refined and more features are considered. For the spatial part, minor distortions in the distorted frames are ignored and considered imperceptible. For the temporal part, SSIM index is simplified and used to measure the temporal video quality. Then, a similar JND concept which comprises of temporal masking is also applied in the temporal quality evaluation. Pixels with large variation over time are considered as not distorted because the distortions in these pixels are hardly perceivable. The final JVQ index is the arithmetic mean of both spatial and temporal quality indices. JVQ is found to achieve good correlation with subjective scores. In addition, this method has low computational cost as compared to existing state-of-the-art metrics.


Video quality Just noticeable difference Temporal Computational complexity 



This work was supported by Ministry of Education Malaysia through the provision of Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Grant Number F02/FRGS/1492/2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia SarawakKota SamarahanMalaysia

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