3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications

Research Article

Unequal Error Protection Based on Objective Video Evaluation Model

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        author={Wen Ji and Yiqiang Chen and Min Chen and Yi Kang},
        title={Unequal Error Protection Based on Objective Video Evaluation Model},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications},
        keywords={Unequal error protection(UEP) video quality evaluation fuzzy theory.},
  • Wen Ji
    Yiqiang Chen
    Min Chen
    Yi Kang
    Year: 2010
    Unequal Error Protection Based on Objective Video Evaluation Model
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2007.1762
Wen Ji1,*, Yiqiang Chen1,*, Min Chen2,*, Yi Kang3,*
  • 1: Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, China
  • 2: Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of British Columbia, BC, Canada
  • 3: Spreadtrum Communication Co., Ltd. Shanghai, China
*Contact email: jiwen@ict.ac.cn, yqchen@ict.ac.cn, minchen@ece.ubc.ca, Yi.Kang@spreadtrum.com


Usually unequal error protection schemes mostly focus on protecting video data parameters with unequal rates or levels depending on their sensitivities to errors. This paper first proposes a novel effective and reliable objective video evaluation model based on fuzzy synthetic judgment. This model highlights a comprehensive evaluation by taking account of multiple properties of the compressed video which affect the whole video sequence, such as quality, fluency and motion information. Secondly, a novel unequal protection scheme is proposed. The protection levels are calculated according to the output of the fuzzy evaluation results. The whole coded video can be transmitted efficiently since the protection is based on the video quality evaluation. Simulation results demonstrate the advantages of the fuzzy objective video quality evaluation model, especially in comprehensive judgment of the whole video, and show the subjective quality improvement obtained by applying the proposed unequal protection approach.