Performance Guidelines

  • David S. Taubman
  • Michael W. Marcellin
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 642)


In Section 4.3.4, we discussed weighted MSE (WMSE) based on the human visual system Contrast Sensitivity Function (CSF). We argued that in many cases, this WMSE is a more accurate gauge of perceptual quality than the more usual MSE. In Section 5.2, we discussed the traditional method for minimizing WMSE via rate allocation. The discussion there was based primarily on the assumption of non-scalable compression, where only “single quality” decoding is possible.


Visual Quality Distortion Measure Arithmetic Code Quality Layer Contrast Sensitivity Function 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • David S. Taubman
    • 1
  • Michael W. Marcellin
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering and TelecommunicationsThe University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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