There are 5 video sequences; all sequences have the following properties:

  1. Color subsampling: 4:2:0
  2. Resolution: 1280×576 or 1280×720, as given in the filename.
  3. Number of frames at t0 temporal rate: 129
    Number of frames at t1 temporal rate: 65
    Number of frames at t2 temporal rate: 33

Participants are expected to employ their algorithms on all the three temporal rates {t0, t1, t2}, and for both bidirectional and forward-only configurations. The number of predicted (generated) frames is:

  • At t0 temporal rate: 127
  • At t1 temporal rate: 63
  • At t2 temporal rate: 31
Summary t0 rate t1 rate t2 rate
Number of frames in original sequence 129 65 33
Number of predicted frames 127 63 31

The performance of the participating algorithms needs to be tested at different bit-rate conditions; these conditions are set by restricting the maximum file size of the prediction side information. In full submissions, and for each temporal rate and prediction configuration, the maximum file sizes are 680, 340, 170, and 85 kBytes. For partial submissions, there are no such restrictions on size.

To access the sequences, please provide this information so that we can contact you regarding any changes.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

PCS Grand Prediction Competition Timeline

Expression of Interest in submission 15 March 2015 1 April 2015
Initial submissions (full or partial) 15 April 2015
Final submissions (full or partial) 10 May 2015

Expression of Interest

To express your interest in the competition, kindly provide the following information:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Organisation (required)

Submission type
 Full Submission Parital Submission

A Conforming Tool for the MSE Metric:


This software module was developed by Aous Thabit Naman (The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) as part of PCS 2015 Grand Prediction Challenge competition for reference purposes only.
This software module is provided without a license fee or royalty on an “as is” basis. The author and the PCS organizing committee are not liable for any patent infringements by the module, nor are they liable for any incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever arising from the use of this module.
The users are free to change the code as they see fit; i.e., there is no license attached to it.