CVD2014 Video Database

Author: University of Helsinki

Partner: No

Contact: Mikko Nuutinen (




Subjective scores: true

Total: 234

HRC: 78

Method: SS


The CVD video database is developed to provide an useful tool for researchers in the validation and developing processes of no-reference (NR) objective video quality assessment (VQA) algorithms. It consists of 234 videos from five different scenes captured by 78 different cameras (mobile phones, compact camera, video camera, SLR). The subjective experiments are conducted following the Single-Stimulus (SS) procedure to collect ratings of video quality. Moreover, objective test chart data are measured and can be used to analyze performance of capturing devices.


Database is password protected. If you are interesting to download the database, please contact Mikko Nuutinen ( Subjective rating of quality: Link: Video database: Link: Link: Link:

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Permission is hereby granted, without written agreement and without license or royalty fees, to use, copy, modify, and distribute this database (the videos, the images, the results and the source files) and its documentation for any purpose, provided that the copyright notice in its entirely appear in all copies of this database, and the original source of this database,Visual Cognition research group ( and the Institute of Behavioral Science ( at the University Helsinki (, is acknowledged in any publication that reports research using this database. Individual videos and images may not be used outside the scope of this database (e.g. in marketing purposes) without prior permission.

References and Citation

If you use this database in your research, we kindly ask that you follow the copyright notice and cite the following paper [NVV16].


  • NVV16: Nuutinen M, Virtanen T, Vaahteranoksa M, Vuori T, Oittinen P, Hakkinen J. CVD2014-A Database for Evaluating No-Reference Video Quality Assessment Algorithms, IEEE Trans Image Process. 2016 Jul;25(7):3073-86.