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Toward a 3D video format for auto-stereoscopic displays
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Paper Abstract

There has been increased momentum recently in the production of 3D content for cinema applications; for the most part, this has been limited to stereo content. There are also a variety of display technologies on the market that support 3DTV, each offering a different viewing experience and having different input requirements. More specifically, stereoscopic displays support stereo content and require glasses, while auto-stereoscopic displays avoid the need for glasses by rendering view-dependent stereo pairs for a multitude of viewing angles. To realize high quality auto-stereoscopic displays, multiple views of the video must either be provided as input to the display, or these views must be created locally at the display. The former approach has difficulties in that the production environment is typically limited to stereo, and transmission bandwidth for a large number of views is not likely to be available. This paper discusses an emerging 3D data format that enables the latter approach to be realized. A new framework for efficiently representing a 3D scene and enabling the reconstruction of an arbitrarily large number of views prior to rendering is introduced. Several design challenges are also highlighted through experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7073, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXI, 70730F (13 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797353
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony Vetro, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)
Sehoon Yea, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)
Aljoscha Smolic, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications-Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7073:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXI
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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