VMAF Oriented Perceptual Optimization for Video Coding


In the light of low costs and automatic assessment, objective visual quality metrics enjoy many important applications such as perceptual coding. Recently multiple metrics obtain further improvement by means of machine learning. However, due to the absence of specific formulas, it’s often hard to incorporate learning based metrics into video coding. In this paper, taking the state-of-the-art learning based metric VMAF for example, we propose a method of perceptual coding in an inferential manner for learning based metrics. The rate distortion optimization is adapted during coding as well. Experimental results show that compared with conventional methods, the proposed method can achieve obvious bitrate saving under HEVC coding.

2019 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Li Song
Li Song
Professor, IEEE Senior Member

Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, the Deputy Director of the Institute of Image Communication and Network Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Double-Appointed Professor of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Future Media Network, the Deputy Secretary-General of the China Video User Experience Alliance and head of the standards group.