Video capture is becoming more and more widespread. The technical advances of consumer devices have led to improved video quality and to a variety of new use cases presented by social media and artificial intelligence applications. Device manufacturers and users alike need to be
able to compare different cameras. These devices may be smartphones, automotive components, surveillance equipment, DSLRs, drones, action cameras, etc. While quality standards and measurement protocols exist for still images, there is still a need of measurement protocols for video quality.
These need to include parts that are non-trivially adapted from photo protocols, particularly concerning the temporal aspects. This article presents a comprehensive hardware and software measurement protocol for the objective evaluation of the whole video acquisition and encoding pipeline,
as well as its experimental validation.