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A historical look at research into the human visual system and its current application toward 3D video distribution
Author(s): Keith Elliott
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Paper Abstract

The Human Visual System is extremely powerful, but has characteristics that we can exploit to efficiently store and distribute 3D information. Similar to the basis for chroma subsampling, we can reduce the amount of video data needed for storage and distribution by taking advantage of our body's own limitations. In the late 1980's, researchers at the New York Institute of Technology analyzed how humans perceive video detail and determined that the human visual system does not detect fine detail equally in all directions. This paper will discuss this early research and outline how similar techniques can be used for the storage and distribution of 3D Stereoscopic video. Advantages and disadvantages compared to the other 3D formats are presented and tools that enable individual testing of this technique will be identified and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7524, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXI, 752408 (18 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841487
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Keith Elliott, Screen's Edge, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7524:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXI
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; Neil A. Dodgson, Editor(s)

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