SSIM-Based End-to-End Distortion Modeling for H.264 Video Coding

  • Yuxia Wang
  • Yuan Zhang
  • Rui Lu
  • Pamela C. Cosman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7674)


The estimation of end-to-end distortion plays a key role in error-resilient video coding and perceptual quality control. The traditional end-to-end distortion estimation methods are mainly based on the MSE or MAD values, which sometimes poorly reflect subjective perception. This paper proposes a novel method to model the end-to-end quality degradation based on the SSIM index. Using factors extracted from the encoder, we build the models by considering the source distortion, the error-propagated distortion and the error-concealment distortion. These models can be used in joint source-channel coding with rate-distortion optimization as well as error-resilient video coding based on perception.


end-to-end distortion error propagation quality evaluation GLM SSIM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuxia Wang
    • 1
  • Yuan Zhang
    • 1
  • Rui Lu
    • 1
  • Pamela C. Cosman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Communication University of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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