A signal processing apparatus and concomitant method for learning and using fidelity metric as a control mechanism and to process large quantities of fidelity metrics from a visual discrimination measure (VDM) to a manageable subjective image quality ratings. The signal processing apparatus incorporates a VDM and a neural network. The VDM receives input image sequences and generates fidelity metrics, which are received by a neural network. The neural network is trained to learn and use the fidelity metrics as a control mechanism, e.g., to control a video encoder.
|Publication status||Published - 13 Jun 2000|