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Reconstruction of stereoscopic imagery for visual comfort
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Paper Abstract

Generally, an acquired stereoscopic image pair needs to be pre-processed geometrically before 3D viewing, because the parallax and alignment of the pair is not optimal for binocular vision. A stereo image obtained without using a specialized stereo camera system can have several problems that disrupt comfortable 3D viewing, such as insufficient or excessive baseline lengths between the two images. We present a reconstruction technique for the stereo pair images that maximizes visual comfort. First, a disparity map is generated from the stereo image by multiple footprints stereo algorithm, and then a synthetic stereomate is created using the disparity map and a right image of the given stereo pair. At this time, we adjust the disparity map to create a more realistic 3D effect. Most of the frequency disparity is reassigned to zero and the maximum disparity is revised as a parallax comfortable for human eyes. The occlusion of the synthetic stereomate is corrected by an inpainting method. Through the experiments, we could obtain a registered stereoscopic image with an optimized parallax. To evaluate the proposed technique, our results were compared with the original stereo pairs by viewing the 3D stereo anaglyphs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6803, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX, 680303 (19 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.766395
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Hye Jin Kim, Seoul National Univ. (South Korea)
Jae Wan Choi, Seoul National Univ. (South Korea)
An-Jin Chang, Seoul National Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6803:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; John O. Merritt, Editor(s)

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