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VQ Probe Release Notes

Version 2.1.1

New Features

  • Added the ability to set custom weights for the composite (YUV) metrics
  • Added the ability to export average values of metrics
  • Added a splash screen

Improvements

  • Improved loading time
  • Improved Buffer View initialization

Bugfixes

  • Fixed several issues with activation

Version 2.1

New Features

  • Added new options to the CLI version of VQ Probe: add/remove streams, set up the project from a CSV file, BD Rate calculation and export
  • Added the ability to use multiple Regions of Interest (ROI)
  • Added the ability to set weights for ROI
  • Added support for the most popular multimedia containers: mp4, ts, mkv, webm
  • Added caching of scene changes
  • Added the ability to export the results of metrics calculation to CSV

Improvements

  • Updated to VMAF 2.1.1
  • Updated to VVC VTM 12.0
  • Updated to AV1 0.9.0
  • Updated the Scene Change Detector: added fade detection
  • Improved BD Rate calculation

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue with NV12 YUV streams
  • Fixed a rare crash when clicking on a graph legend

Version 2.0

New Features

  • Added the ability to pause and resume the metrics calculation process
  • Added Scene Detection
  • Added Object Detection
  • Added the ability to set a region of interest for metrics calculation
  • Added the ability to loop playback
  • Added the cursor position label
  • Added the Command Line Interface version of VQ Probe
  • Added the ability to cache & reuse the results of metrics calculation
  • Added Buffer View
  • Added the ability to build a convex hull for RD Curves

Improvements

  • Made plot legends fully clickable and movable
  • Made the playback slider active
  • Reversed the colors used in the Heat Map modes
  • Added tooltips for RD Curve points
  • Changed the colors used in Metrics View for better readability

Bugfixes

  • Fixed zooming bugs that occurred in some cases

Version 1.5

New Features

  • Added the ability to trim source files
  • Added the black and white difference mode
  • Added the ability to rename RD curves

Improvements

  • Increased accuracy of BD Rate calculation
  • Improved zooming for some streams with non-standard sizes
  • Rearranged the RD Curves tab of Metrics View

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a crash when the metrics calculation started without re-validation of streams
  • Fixed a bug when the metrics calculation could not start until the user explicitly reset the reference file
  • Fixed zooming when using shortcuts
  • Fixed the color of YUV values for light pixels

Version 1.4

New Features

  • Project support
  • Offline activation
  • Added the ability to choose files to display on Playback View
  • Added composite metrics: PSNR YUV, SSIM YUV, VMAF YUV
  • VMAF metrics calculation for U and V components
  • Added average metrics values

Improvements

  • Performance improvement of quality metrics calculation – up to 2.5 times
  • Improved usability of Metrics View

Bugfixes

  • A lot of fixes

Version 1.3

New Features

  • AV1 support
  • RD Curves & BD Rates
  • Advanced Open Dialog
  • The ability to hide/show Metrics View

Improvements

  • Zoom improvements

Bugfixes

  • Fixed issues with displaying of files with different frame numbers
  • Fixed some issues with stream validation

Version 1.2

New Features

  • Async VMAF calculation
  • Crop Uncompressed Frames
  • Display YUV values
  • Separate Y/U/V planes displaying
  • Heat Map of encoded and reference frames difference

Version 1.1

New Features

  • VVC Support
  • 4K Support

Version 1.0

Initial version.