Video Quality Estimator
Compare two encoder versions

Compare two encoder versions

Use general streams parameters, 11 video quality metrics and visually compare frames or separate blocks of the stream

Optimize your encoder

Optimize your encoder

Analyze the quality of encoded video against referenced RAW stream and identify the code portion causing the quality change

Key Features

Calculation of quality metrics: PSNR, APSNR, MSAD, MSE, SSIM, DELTA, VQM,NQI, VMAF and VMAF phone, VIF

Selection of ROI (region of interest) for metrics calculation

Display of essential statistics of encoded streams

Automatic selection of the similar first frame in two streams for analysis synchronization

Comparison of two encoded frames from different streams with a reference stream

Sharing comments between application instances and/or applications of Elecard StreamEye Studio set

Synchronization between applications of Elecard StreamEye Studio set (Binding mode)

Display of comparison results in graphs: metrics, quantizer, frame size, bit allocation etc.

Visual comparison of two encoded streams

Possibility to choose output YUV data format when saving decoded information

Bit allocation display

Automation through Command Line Interface

Saving data into CSV or text files

Software and Hardware specifications

Supported video formats

  • MPEG 1/2 Video stream
  • AVC/H.264 Video stream
  • HEVC/H.265 Video stream
  • VP9 Video stream
  • AV1 Video stream
  • VVC/H.266 Video stream 
  • AVS3 Video stream

Supported media containers

  • MPEG-1 System Stream
  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream
  • MPEG-2 Program Stream
  • MP4/MOV file containers
  • MKV/WebM file containers
  • MXF file container
  • AVI file container
  • IVF file container
  • FLV file container

RAW formats

  • I444
  • IYUV
  • NV12
  • NV21
  • P444
  • RGB24
  • RGB32
  • UYVY (Y422, UYNV, HDYC)
  • V210
  • V400
  • Y42B
  • YUY2 (YUNV, V422, YUYV)
  • YV12
  • YV16
  • YVYU
  • .Y4M
  • WIDE
  • I400
  • I422
  • V444

System Requirements

  • Windows® 7/8/10/11 (64-bit)
  • Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra - Mac OS 13 Ventura
  • Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, 22.04 x64
  • CentOS 7.6 x86_64




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News & Events

Elecard offers you to try a new version of Elecard StreamEye Studio powered by MPEG-DASH MPD support which makes it easy to navigate the process of video segments’ analysis

March 23, 2023 News

Elecard StreamEye Studio tools now support AVS3 coding standard popular in China and South East Asian countries.

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