Infoscience

Conference paper

Impact of interactivity on the assessment of quality of experience for light field content

The recent advances in light field imaging are changing the way in which visual content is captured, processed and consumed. Storage and delivery systems for light field images rely on efficient compression algorithms. Such algorithms must additionally take into account the feature-rich rendering for light field content. Therefore, a proper evaluation of visual quality is essential to design and improve coding solutions for light field content. Consequently, the design of subjective tests should also reflect the light field rendering process. This paper aims at presenting and comparing two methodologies to assess the quality of experience in light field imaging. The first methodology uses an interactive approach, allowing subjects to engage with the light field content when assessing it. The second, on the other hand, is completely passive to ensure all the subjects will have the same experience. Advantages and drawbacks of each approach are compared by relying on statistical analysis of results and conclusions are drawn. The obtained results provide useful insights for future design of evaluation techniques for light field content.

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