MSU No-Reference Video Quality Metrics Benchmark

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G&M Lab head: Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin
Measurements, analysis:
Maxim Smirnov
Eugene Lyapustin

Diverse dataset

  • 40 different video codecs of 10 compression standards
  • 2500+ compressed streams
  • 780.000+ subjective scores
  • 10.000+ viewers
  • User-generated content

VQA and IQA metrics

  • 20+ metrics without variations
  • The biggest leaderboard of neural networks-based video quality metrics
  • Calculations over U and V planes
  • Metrics with different weighted
    average for planes

Various charts

  • Bar chart with the overall metrics perfomance
  • Comparison on different compression standards with 95% confidence intervals
  • Speed-Quality chart


This page is a part of MSU Video Quality Benchmark, which you can find here.


The chart below shows the correlation of metrics with subjective scores on our dataset. You can choose the type of correlation and compression standard of codecs used for compression. We recommend that you focus on Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient.

Correlation type: Compression Standard:

The results of the comparison on different compression standards and different bitrates ranges, as well as full-reference and no-reference metrics detailed analysis, are presented on the leaderboard page.

Methodology and dataset

To see all steps of metrics evaluation and the description of our dataset visit the methodology page.

How to submit your method

Find out the strong and weak sides of your method and compare it to the best commercial and free methods.
We kindly invite you to participate in our benchmark. To do this follow the steps below:

Send us an email to with the following information:
    A. Your method name that will be specified in our benchmark
    B. Your method launch scipt with the following options (or their analogs)
      -ref — path to reference video (for full-reference metrics)
      -dist — path to distorted video
      -output — path to output of your algorithm
      -t — threshold, if it's required in your algorithm
    C. (Optional) Any additional information about the method:
      1. The parameters set that you want us to use
      2. A link to the paper about your model
      3. Any characteristics of your model's architecture
You can verify the results of current participants or estimate the perfomance of your method on public samples
of our dataset. Just send us an email with a request to share them with you.

Our policy:

  • We won't publish the results of your method without your permission.
  • We share only public samples of our dataset as it is private.

Information about all other participants you can find in the participants page.

Cite us

author = {Antsiferova, Anastasia and Lavrushkin, Sergey and Smirnov, Maksim and Gushchin, Aleksandr and Vatolin, Dmitriy and Kulikov, Dmitriy},
booktitle = {Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems},
editor = {S. Koyejo and S. Mohamed and A. Agarwal and D. Belgrave and K. Cho and A. Oh},
pages = {13814--13825},
publisher = {Curran Associates, Inc.},
title = {Video compression dataset and benchmark of learning-based video-quality metrics},
url = {},
volume = {35},
year = {2022}

You can find the full text of our paper through the link.


We would highly appreciate any suggestions and ideas on how to improve our benchmark. Please contact us via email:

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MSU Video Quality Measurement Tool


    The tool for performing video/image quality analyses using reference or no-reference metrics

Widest Range of Metrics & Formats

  • Modern & Classical Metrics SSIM, MS-SSIM, PSNR, VMAF and 10+ more
  • Non-reference analysis & video characteristics
    Blurring, Blocking, Noise, Scene change detection, NIQE and more

Fastest Video Quality Measurement

  • GPU support
    Up to 11.7x faster calculation of metrics with GPU
  • Real-time measure
  • Unlimited file size

  • Main MSU VQMT page on

Crowd-sourced subjective
quality evaluation platform

  • Conduct comparison of video codecs and/or encoding parameters

What is it? is a web platform for conducting fast crowd-sourced subjective comparisons.

The service is designed for the comparison of images, video, and sound processing methods.

Main features

  • Pairwise comparison
  • Detailed report
  • Providing all of the raw data
  • Filtering out answers from cheating respondents

12 Mar 2022
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