Manage HDR Content

Validate, manage and protect HDR/Dolby Vision™ quality to offer superior services while lowering distribution and delivery costs.

Offering superior content is vital for any video provider who wants to stand out in the market—and superiority extends beyond a video library’s titles.

Raising the performance bar

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the most significant rich-media display development since HD video. Motivated by the promise of a great Viewer Experience, consumers are investing in HDR-capable screens.

Likewise, video producers and distributors are investing heavily in HDR/Dolby Vision™ content. For some, this investment is part of a general evolution; for others, the intention is to provide a premium subscription option or to achieve differentiation in a competitive marketplace.

Traditional metrics come up short

But investing in this content is only part of the solution: video producers and distributors also need to validate, manage and protect video quality to ensure a superior Viewer Experience.

Traditional metrics including PSNR, Structural Similarity Index (SSIM) and Video Multimethod Assessment Fusion (VMAF) lead to false conclusions about the Viewer Experience of HDR/Dolby Vision™ content.

A better metric is needed—one that accounts for the extended dynamic range, plus different resolutions, display devices, frame rates and content complexities.

SSIMWAVE is Dolby Vision™ certified.

Benefits of using SSIMPLUS

The SSIMPLUS Viewer Score is the only objective metric that accurately measures the Viewer Experience of HDR/Dolby Vision™ content.

This score empowers you to validate, manage and protect HDR/Dolby Vision™ quality by:

  • Understanding how the video delivery chain impacts the Viewer Experience—from processing through delivery;
  • Testing the impact of corrective actions when and where you apply them;
  • Validating source quality from different vendors;
  • Benchmarking HDR service providers;
  • Detecting banding (one of the most frustrating HDR video quality degradations) and other artifacts.

Plus, accurately measuring the Viewer Experience for HDR/Dolby Vision™ content empowers you to:

  • Deliver great HDR experiences without unnecessarily increasing your profile bitrates;
  • Reduce the average bitrate without sacrificing HDR experiences.

SSIMPLUS measures the Viewer Experience for HDR10 and Dolby Vision™ content at key points in the video delivery chain, giving you the visibility you need to deliver a superior service.

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SSIMWAVE's SSIMPLUS VOD Monitor is by far the best device-adaptive perceptual video quality predictor we have seen in the market.

Miguel Cabello, Video Technology ArchitectTelefonica

The SSIMPLUS family of algorithms enables us to offer constant perceptual quality encodes and provide significant bandwidth savings for multi-screen video encoding/transcoding.

Paul Turner, VP Enterprise Product ManagementTelestream

SSIMWAVE's SSIMPLUS Analyzer [VOD Monitor] is an integral tool for a number of reasons that include high accuracy, device specific presets, and unique capability for cross-resolution and frame rate video quality measurement.

Jan Ozer, EditorStreaming Media Magazine


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