The development and widespread adoption of immersive XR applications has led to a renewed interest in representations that are capable of reproducing real-world objects and scenes with high fidelity. Among such representations, point clouds have attracted the interest of industry and academia alike, and new compression solutions have been developed to facilitate their adoption in mainstream applications. To ensure the best quality of experience for the end-user in limited bandwidth scenarios, new full-reference objective quality metrics have been proposed, promoting features designed specifically for point cloud contents. However, the performance of such features to predict the quality of point cloud contents when the reference is not available is largely unexplored. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of features commonly used to model point cloud distortions in a no-reference framework. The obtained features are integrated into a quality value through a support vector regression model. Results demonstrate the potential of full-reference features for no-reference assessment.

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Quality of Multimedia Experience
Ignite the Immersive Media Sector by Enabling New Narrative Visions
15th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience, QoMEX 2023
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam (CWI), The Netherlands

Smitskamp, G., Viola, I., & César Garcia, P. S. (2023). Evaluation of point cloud features for no-reference visual quality assessment. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience, QoMEX 2023 (pp. 147–152). doi:10.1109/QoMEX58391.2023.10178459