The development of audio-visual quality models faces a number of challenges, including the integration of audio and video sensory channels and the modeling of their interaction characteristics. Commonly, objective quality metrics estimate the quality of a single component (audio
or video) of the content. Machine learning techniques, such as autoencoders, offer as a very promising alternative to develop objective assessment models. This paper studies the performance of a group of autoencoder-based objective quality metrics on a diverse set of audio-visual content.
To perform this test, we use a large dataset of audio-visual content (The UnB-AV database), which contains degradations in both audio and video components. The database has accompanying subjective scores collected on three separate subjective experiments. We compare our autoencoder-based methods,
which take into account both audio and video components (multi-modal), against several objective (single-modal) audio and video quality metrics. The main goal of this work is to verify the gain or loss in performance of these single-modal metrics, when tested on audio-visual sequences.