MSU Video Quality Measurement Tool

Use fastest universal tool for professional video quality analysis

Save your time:

  • Fast multithread implementation of metrics
  • 2.7 times faster on CUDA
  • 11.7 times faster on OpenCL
  • VMAF and NIQE on OpenCL

Fewer problems with formats:

  • 1200+ picture types, 30+ colorspaces
  • All modern video & image formats
  • Native HDR support

A lot of contributors:

  • From NASA to Olympic broadcast Services
  • From NBC to Disney Research
  • From Intel to AMD
  • Extended list...

VQMT visualization example

Main Features

Widest Range of Metrics & Formats

Modern & Classical Metrics
SSIM, MS-SSIM, PSNR,
VMAF Video Multimethod Assessment Fusion - modern and popular full-reference metric by Netflix
and 10+ more
Non-reference analysis & video characteristics
Blurring, Blocking, Noise, Scene change detection,
NIQE Naturalness Image Quality Evaluator - modern no-reference metric developed in The University of Texas at Austin by Mittal, A., R. Soundararajan, and A. C. Bovik
and more
HDR support
Support 1-16 bps integers and 32-bit floating point streams (images and RAW)
200+ Video and 30+ Image Formats
All popular video codecs, including HEVC. Image sequences
2k, 4k, 8k video support
Tested on high-resolution
Python Interface
Using VQMT directly from Python. Interaction with numpy arrays.

Fastest Video Quality Measurement

GPU support
Up to 11.7x faster calculation of metrics with GPU (CUDA & OpenCL support)
1,000,000 of frames
Fluent work in GUI and CLI with large files consisting of millions of frames.
Real-time measure
Up to 40 fps measurement of VMAF and NIQE on FullHD with OpenCL.

Easy Integration

Linux & Windows
GUI + command line version on Windows. Command-line version on Linux
Batch processing
User-friendly console interface with a huge range of application. Performance measure and PIPE-processing
Plugins SDK
Add your own plugin using C++ SDK

Extended usability and friendly interface

GUI and CLI
Power CLI and intuitive GUI.
Instant metric values
Real-time measure
Up to 40 fps measurement of VMAF and NIQE on FullHD with OpenCL.

Professional Analysis

Comparative analysis
Process arbitrary number of videos at once with command line interface
Metric visualization
View map of per-pixel metric values
ROI-support
Use custom mask for selecting comparison area
Bad frames
Save a number of frames with the worst metric values
HDR and Color profiles
Use one of 10+ colorspaces for computation. The tool supports Rec.2020, XYZ, ICtCp, Perceptual-uniform luminance.
CSV & JSON output
Save calculated values and all other info in CSV or JSON formats. JSON supports on-the-fly generation

PRO version is only allowed to use in companies: Purchase

VQMT is for...

Television industry
Be sure in picture quality
Studios
Control quality in automatic or manual mode on stage of production
Medical equipment developers
Analysis quality and parameters of medical devices signal
Video providers
Reduce storage and transmission cost
Research groups & Universities
Use VQMT to control arbitrary parameters of video and images. Request a discount!
Individuals
Writers, bloggers, journalists in video segment. Free version for individual use
Codec developers
Modern metrics are close to human perception. Control quality loss with VQMT
AV system manufacturers
For camera, video compressors, transmitters developers
Others
Companies in many other segments are using VQMT: view key contributors

Purchase & Download

Free version
  • Supports resolution only below HD
    More limitations...
  • Not for usage in companies
  • All metrics included
DEMO version
  • Results are incorrect, this version is only for testing features and performance of PRO
Professional
  • All functions of VQMT
  • Windows & Linux
  • 1-year free updates
  • More info...

Contributors

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Walt Disney Studios Intel Corporation Skype NASA Nvidia Corporation Apple Inc. Home Box Office, Inc. Microsoft Corporation Olympic Broadcasting Services 20th Century Fox Film Corporation Oracle Corporation Cisco Systems, Inc. Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Facebook, Inc. RealNetworks, Inc. QuickPlay Media, Inc. MediaTek, Inc. Fox Broadcasting Company NBCUniversal Ericsson Motorola Solutions, Inc. AVerMedia Technologies Inc. AMETEK, Inc. Sorenson Communications InterDigital Intuitive Surgical, Inc. TASER International, Inc. National Teleconsultants LLC Evertz Microsystems Limited Telestream, Inc University of Waterloo Simon Fraser University WrocЕ‚aw University of Technology University of West Bohemia University of Vienna Fraunhofer-Institut fГјr Digitale Medientechnologie IDMT Julius Maximilian University of WГјrzburg Federal University of ParГЎ Hamburg University of Technology Analog Devices, Inc. Extron Electronics Lockheed Martin Exar Chips&Media, Inc. HDLogix, Inc. Comtronic Computer, Inc. Ittiam Systems VISLINK Whitney Medical Solutions Movidius Gaikai iMemories, Inc. Avaya Inc. Snell Ltd CEVA, Inc. Rockwell Collins, Inc. CDNetworks Elemental Technologies, Inc. Luxoft Smith Micro Software, Inc. BroadSoft Sky Deutschland AG Bell Media DirecTV Kaltura Netflix Inc. Vubiquity, Inc Telus Communications Beijing TL-Chinasoft Technology Co., Ltd Veset RGB Networks Burosch Audio-Video-Technik TelefГіnica, S.A. Allegro DVT Octasic Inc. Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie
Studios
Walt Disney Studios Home Box Office, Inc. Olympic Broadcasting Services 20th Century Fox Film Corporation Fox Broadcasting Company NBCUniversal
Hardware & Devices
Intel Corporation Nvidia Corporation Apple Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Ericsson Motorola Solutions, Inc. AMETEK, Inc. Evertz Microsystems Limited Telestream, Inc Analog Devices, Inc. Extron Electronics Lockheed Martin Exar Chips&Media, Inc. HDLogix, Inc. Comtronic Computer, Inc.
Software & Solutions
Skype Microsoft Corporation Oracle Corporation Facebook, Inc. QuickPlay Media, Inc. MediaTek, Inc. RealNetworks, Inc. AVerMedia Technologies Inc. Ittiam Systems Elemental Technologies, Inc. Luxoft Smith Micro Software, Inc. BroadSoft
Education
University of Waterloo Simon Fraser University WrocЕ‚aw University of Technology University of West Bohemia University of Vienna Fraunhofer-Institut fГјr Digitale Medientechnologie IDMT Julius Maximilian University of WГјrzburg Federal University of ParГЎ Hamburg University of Technology
Television & Media Industry
Sky Deutschland AG Bell Media DirecTV Kaltura Netflix Inc. Vubiquity, Inc Telus Communications Beijing TL-Chinasoft Technology Co., Ltd Veset RGB Networks Burosch Audio-Video-Technik TelefГіnica, S.A. Allegro DVT Octasic Inc. Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie
Others
Sorenson Communications InterDigital Intuitive Surgical, Inc. TASER International, Inc. National Teleconsultants LLC VISLINK Whitney Medical Solutions Movidius Gaikai iMemories, Inc. Avaya Inc. Snell Ltd CEVA, Inc. Rockwell Collins, Inc. CDNetworks
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Roadmap

  • Planned features
    Offer feature
    Stream support
    Allows VQMT read and estimate the quality of streamed video
    Geometry matching
    Detect geometry mismatches and automatically resolve it
    BD-rate calculation, measure schedule
    Scheduling great amount of measurements and instruments to parse results
    Human visual attention aware metrics
    Weighted measure with bigger weight for more salient regions
    VQMT Studio
    Combining multiple computers into a single computational network with the ability to schedule and manage tasks that can be executed on any machine
  • In the next version
    New metrics
    Metrics planned: ME TI, Google SI, Google TI, ML Blurring, ML Blocking, ML Noise
    Frame matching
    Detect shift-type mismatch between frames and automatically resolve it
    Generating report from CLI
    Automatical saving plot and generationg report from CLI
    Optimization of memory consumption
    Reducing VQMT memory consumption while maintaining high performance
    New no-reference metrics
    Advanced no-reference metrics with great correlation to human perception
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Last updated: 14-November-2022
Server size: 8069 files, 1215Mb (Server statistics)

Project updated by
Server Team and MSU Video Group

Project sponsored by YUVsoft Corp.

Project supported by MSU Graphics & Media Lab