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Matthew Abourezk
Quantitative tools for the Mac?
on Jan 25, 2008 at 2:51:20 pm

Hi all,

I have been tasked with an interesting project. I need to see if there are any tools that are available to objectively analyze the quality of a compressed video or image. Really, I need a tool to measure the image quality of a real-time streaming video, but I would be happy to just be able to analyze the quality of a screen grab.

I need to be able to say that one product has x% less quality than another product.

Any thoughts, pointers... huuuulp?
Thanks
Matt




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http://www.talkingboxdmg.com
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Daniel Low
Re: Quantitative tools for the Mac?
on Jan 27, 2008 at 10:21:42 pm

Sadly, as far as I know, and I've looked hard, there is nothing on the Mac. (or for PCs for under £10k)

The only useful tools are graphics apps like Photoshop, GraphicConverter, COREL etc, that allow batch files to produce graphical differencing. Leaving the rest to maths and the human eye.



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Craig Seeman
Re: Quantitative tools for the Mac?
on Jan 28, 2008 at 5:55:49 pm

There is something sort of for MPEG2 on the Mac if this is what you're thinking of.

http://www.digigami.com/mpressionist/index.php

http://www.digigami.com/mpressionist/images/bigpicture.gif




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Andy Beach
Re: Quantitative tools for the Mac?
on Feb 5, 2008 at 9:48:36 pm

Not on the Mac, but my company inlet technologies (inlethd.com) has a tool for analyzing video files named Semaphore. Its only $995 - cheap when you compare it to the $10k+ competitors. FWIW, it runs great in boot camp and several of us use it this way.

Semaphore - http://www.inlethd.com/encoding/19/17/Semaphore/

There is a fully functioning 15 day free trial available, so if you just need this as a one off test, you may not have to by it at all.



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