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Integrating multi-view transmission system into MPEG-21 stereoscopic and multi-view DIA (digital item adaptation)
Author(s): Seungwon Lee; Ilkwon Park; Manbae Kim; Hyeran Byun
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Paper Abstract

As digital broadcasting technologies have been rapidly progressed, users' expectations for realistic and interactive broadcasting services also have been increased. As one of such services, 3D multi-view broadcasting has received much attention recently. In general, all the view sequences acquired at the server are transmitted to the client. Then, the user can select a part of views or all the views according to display capabilities. However, this kind of system requires high processing power of the server as well as the client, thus posing a difficulty in practical applications. To overcome this problem, a relatively simple method is to transmit only two view-sequences requested by the client in order to deliver a stereoscopic video. In this system, effective communication between the server and the client is one of important aspects. In this paper, we propose an efficient multi-view system that transmits two view-sequences and their depth maps according to user's request. The view selection process is integrated into MPEG-21 DIA (Digital Item Adaptation) so that our system is compatible to MPEG-21 multimedia framework. DIA is generally composed of resource adaptation and descriptor adaptation. It is one of merits that SVA (stereoscopic video adaptation) descriptors defined in DIA standard are used to deliver users' preferences and device capabilities. Furthermore, multi-view descriptions related to multi-view camera and system are newly introduced. The syntax of the descriptions and their elements is represented in XML (eXtensible Markup Language) schema. If the client requests an adapted descriptor (e.g., view numbers) to the server, then the server sends its associated view sequences. Finally, we present a method which can reduce user's visual discomfort that might occur while viewing stereoscopic video. This phenomenon happens when view changes as well as when a stereoscopic image produces excessive disparity caused by a large baseline between two cameras. To solve for the former, IVR (intermediate view reconstruction) is employed for smooth transition between two stereoscopic view sequences. As well, a disparity adjustment scheme is used for the latter. Finally, from the implementation of testbed and the experiments, we can show the valuables and possibilities of our system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6391, Multimedia Systems and Applications IX, 63910Z (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692400
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Seungwon Lee, Yonsei Univ. (South Korea)
Ilkwon Park, Yonsei Univ. (South Korea)
Manbae Kim, Kangwon National Univ. (South Korea)
Hyeran Byun, Yonsei Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6391:
Multimedia Systems and Applications IX
Susanto Rahardja; JongWon Kim; Qi Tian; Chang Wen Chen, Editor(s)

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