Just Noticeable Difference Model for Asymmetrically Distorted Stereoscopic Images
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OriginalversjonProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. 2019, 2019-May 2277-2281. 10.1109/ICASSP.2019.8682545
In this paper, we propose a saliency-weighted stereoscopic JND (SSJND) model constructed based on psychophysical experiments, accounting for binocular disparity and spatial masking effects of the human visual system (HVS). Specifically, a disparity-aware binocular JND model is first developed using psychophysical data, and then is employed to estimate the JND threshold for non-occluded pixel (NOP). In addition, to derive a reliable 3D-JND prediction, we determine the visibility threshold for occluded pixel (OP) by including a robust 2D-JND model. Finally, SSJND thresholds of one view are obtained by weighting the resulting JND for NOP and OP with their visual saliency. Based on subjective experiments, we demonstrate that the proposed model outperforms the other 3D-JND models in terms of perceptual quality at the same noise level.