[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] DV image quality improvement

Dan Maas dmaas
Sat Feb 25 22:45:10 CET 2006

I agree that PSNR is not the be-all-and-end-all of quality

I wish to reiterate however that this particular patch produces a
noticeable reduction in DCT quantization artifacts ("mosquito
netting"). It is easiest to see by doing an A/B comparison, flipping
between frames created with and without the patch.


* Christian Iversen (chrivers at iversen-net.dk) wrote:
> On Saturday 25 February 2006 21:18, Dan Maas wrote:
> > The attached (very small) patch improves image quality from ffmpeg's
> > DV encoder, increasing PSNR by about 3dB on the BBC's test footage.
> Not at all commenting on the quality of the patch in question (which is 
> probably great), when are "we" (meaning "you" :-) going to stop using PSNR as 
> a quality measure? There is only a quite weak correlation between percieved 
> image quality and PSNR. 
> There are other quality measures available that will give much better results. 
> A difference of 3dB really proves very, very little about how good the result 
> looks. 
> Could any sort of consensus about this be reached? I think there is potential 
> for the ffmpeg developers to discover that certain "improvements" from the 
> past in reality does little or nothing for the image quality. Of course, this 
> is all conjecture until somebody tries out the other methods :-)
> (And I'm sorry, I just don't have the time at the moment. Would make for a 
> very interesting project though)
> -- 
> Regards,
> Christian Iversen
> _______________________________________________
> ffmpeg-devel mailing list
> ffmpeg-devel at mplayerhq.hu
> http://mplayerhq.hu/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-devel

More information about the ffmpeg-devel mailing list