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Consumer Digital Video Library

Smoke House

Low-resolution image capture from sample “PSCR Burn C - 1:53:10 AB - Involvement.”

Project Description
The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program is providing video samples to the Consumer Digital Video Library. These are samples we create to conduct our own testing for the purposes of establishing video quality performance standards. We are sharing these samples with the public to support others researching video performance for public safety or other applications.

About CDVL
The Consumer Digital Video Library (CDVL) is a digital video library intended for researchers and developers in the fields of video processing and visual quality (both objective and subjective assessment). Progress in these areas have been limited by the availability of high-quality royalty-free test material. CDVL provides relevant video clips for different types of video processing and quality measurement applications.

Viewing and using PSCR provided samples
To view or download PSCR video samples at CDVL:

  1. Go to and register.
  2. Click Find Videos in the left-side menu list and agree to the license agreement.
  3. In the Dataset Name field, select one of the PSCR datasets (click Dataset descriptions for information about each).
    • PSCR Event Identification
    • PSCR Crowd Scenes
    • PSCR Fireground
    • PSCR Target Identification
  4. Accept the default values of the other fields and click Search.
  5. Click the file name you want to view and read about the sample.
  6. To get a copy, click Download.


Created September 27, 2016, Updated October 19, 2016