A general-purpose no-reference video quality assessment algorithm based on a long short-term memory (LSTM) network and a pretrained convolutional neural network (CNN) is introduced. Considering video sequences as a time series of deep features extracted with the help of a CNN, an LSTM network is trained to predict subjective quality scores. In contrast to previous methods, the resulting algorithm was trained on the recently published Konstanz Natural Video Quality Database (KoNViD-1k), which is the only publicly available database that contains sequences with authentic distortions. The results of experiments on KoNViD-1k demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms other state-of-the-art algorithms. Furthermore, these results are also confirmed using tests on the LIVE Video Quality Assessment Database, which consists of artificially distorted videos.
- Convolutional neural network
- Long short-term memory
- No-reference video quality assessment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Signal Processing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering