A high dynamic range video codec optimized by large-scale testing

Gabriel Eilertsen, Rafał Mantiuk, Jonas Unger
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) - 2016
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While a number of existing high-bit depth video compression methods can potentially encode high dynamic range (HDR) video, few of them provide this capability. In this paper, we investigate techniques for adapting HDR video for this purpose. In a large-scale test on 33 HDR video sequences, we compare 2 video codecs, 4 luminance encoding techniques (transfer functions) and 3 color encoding methods, measuring quality in terms of two objective metrics, PU-MSSIM and HDR-VDP-2. From the results we design an open source HDR video encoder, optimized for the best compression performance given the techniques examined.

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@InProceedings\{EMU16,
  author       = "Eilertsen, Gabriel and Mantiuk, Rafał and Unger, Jonas",
  title        = "A high dynamic range video codec optimized by large-scale testing",
  booktitle    = "IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)",
  year         = "2016"
}

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