Advanced Television

SSIMWAVE’s human touch content evaluation, encoding

June 4, 2019

Colin Mann @ ANGA COM

SSIMWAVE, a specialist in the science of perceptual video quality measurement, has confirmed the availability of SSIMPLUS VOD Inspector, which it says is the first tool that enables the media industry to optimise video processing and delivery using the human visual system.

The new cloud-based tool combines frame-by-frame and pixel-by-pixel analysis of video content with SSIMPLUS. SSIMPLUS is considered to be the only algorithm that can predict and score perceptual video Quality of Experience by accurately mimicking actual human vision. SSIMPLUS VOD Inspector is designed to help video architects and engineering professionals create the most effective encoding and processing workflows for on-demand content, and to inform technology purchasing and configuration decisions.

Armed with the only algorithm to achieve greater than 90 per cent machine-to-human (mean opinion scores) correlation accuracy, VOD Inspector is light-weight and fast. VOD inspector can evaluate HD video in real time, SD video at 4X speeds and 4K at unprecedented rates, enabling use cases that include encoder evaluation, building profile ladders and configuring transcoders.

“VOD Inspector is the first in a suite of products that are expanding on SSIMWAVE’s Emmy Award-winning technology foundation and delivering measurable cost and quality benefits to the industry,” said Dr. Abdul Rehman, CEO of SSIMWAVE.  “By replicating the human visual system, we’re giving video professionals the tools they need to rethink the essentials of video delivery and to ensure best-possible experiences that will satisfy and retain subscribers.”

SSIMWAVE provides measurement solutions for some of the largest cable system operators in the United States and Canada and is monitoring video QoE for tens of millions of subscribers across North America. VOD Inspector will be a focus of SSIMWAVE’s multifaceted presence at ANGA COM in Cologne

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