Monitoring the picture quality of file-based video content

December 8, 2016 Tektronix Experts

A major problem facing cable operators and broadcasters is the ability to accurately detect artifacts and other quality related problems in file-based content. At issue is the difficulty in knowing when content has issues that can impact the viewing experience.

In the example below, the source material has been transcoded to a lower bit rate for delivery, resulting in visible blockiness in certain scenes. Artifacts from over-compression are particularly noticeable during high motion scenes common in sports programs.

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