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Integral three-dimensional television based on superhigh-definition video system
Author(s): Jun Arai; Makoto Okui; Masaki Kobayashi; Masayuki Sugawara; Kohji Mitani; Hiroshi Shimamoto; Fumio Okano
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Paper Abstract

In an integral three-dimensional television (integral 3-D TV) system, 3-D images are reconstructed by integrating the light beams from elemental images captured by a pickup system. 160(H) x 118(V) elemental images are used for reconstruction in this system. We use a camera with 2000 scanning lines for the pickup system and a high-resolution liquid crystal display for the display system and have achieved an integral 3-D TV system with approximately 3000(H) x 2000(V) effective pixels. Comparisons with theoretical resolution and viewing angle are performed, and it is shown that the resolution and viewing angle of 3-D images are improved about 2 times and 1.5 times respectively compared to previous system. The accuracy of alignment of microlenses is another factor that should be considered for integral 3-D TV system. If the lens array of the pickup system or display system is not aligned accurately, positional errors of elemental images may occur, which cause the 3-D image to be reconstructed at an incorrect position. The relation between positional errors of elemental image and reconstructed image is also shown. As a result, the 3-D images reconstructed far from the lens array are greatly influenced by such positional error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5006, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems X, (30 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474096
Show Author Affiliations
Jun Arai, NHK Science & Technical Research Labs. (Japan)
Makoto Okui, NHK Science & Technical Research Labs. (Japan)
Masaki Kobayashi, NHK Science & Technical Research Labs. (Japan)
Masayuki Sugawara, NHK Science & Technical Research Labs. (Japan)
Kohji Mitani, NHK Science & Technical Research Labs. (Japan)
Hiroshi Shimamoto, NHK Science & Technical Research Labs. (Japan)
Fumio Okano, NHK Science and Technical Research Labs. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5006:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems X
Andrew J. Woods; Mark T. Bolas; John O. Merritt; Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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