A study of subjective video quality at various frame rates

Alex MacKin, Aaron Zhang, David Bull

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This paper presents a new video database (BVI-HFR), which contains content with a variety of frame rates from 15Hz to 120Hz, that can be used to demonstrate the benefits and limitations of higher frame rates, as well as investigating the role that frame rates play from capture to delivery. A characterisation of the video database using low-level descriptors is also provided, which establishes that it successfully spans a variety of scene types and motions, and compares well to existing video databases. Subjective evaluations performed on the video database, have demonstrated a significant relationship between frame rates and perceived quality, up to 120Hz. They also confirm that the relationship between frame rate and perceived quality is content dependent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2015)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 27-30 September 2015, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479983391
ISBN (Print)9781479983407
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016
Event2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) - Quebec City, ON, Canada
Duration: 27 Sept 201530 Sept 2015


Conference2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
CityQuebec City, ON


  • High frame rates
  • video database
  • subjective quality assessment


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    Bull, D. R.


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