FPGA Implementation of the Procedures for Video Quality Assessment

Maciej Wielgosz, Michał Karwatowski, Marcin Pietron, Kazimierz Wiatr


Video resolutions used in a variety of media are constantly rising. While manufacturers struggle to perfect their screens, it is also important to ensure high quality of displayed image. Overall quality can be measured using Mean Opinion Score (MOS). Video quality can be aected by miscellaneous artifacts, appearing at every stage of video creation and transmission. In this paper, we present a solution to calculate four distinct video quality metrics that can be applied to a real-time video quality assessment system. Our assessment module is capable of processing 8K resolution in real time set at the level of 30 frames per second. The throughput of 2.19 GB/s surpasses the performance of pure software solutions. The module was created using a high-level language to concentrate on the architectural optimization.


Video quality;video metrics;image processing;FPGA;Impulse C

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7494/csci.2018.19.3.2825


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