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Very High Resolution Stereoscopic Television
Author(s): James F. Butterfield
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Paper Abstract

A very high resolution three-dimensional television system has been designed and fabricated for use in the remote manipulation of radioactive materials. The system includes a Stereo TV Camera and a Stereoscopic Display/Control Console, which provides a "live" display, or the picture can be video-taped for viewing at a later time. The Console is for individual viewing, group viewing is by means of projection. The Stereo TV Camera housing contains: a Stereo-Captor (beam splitter), zoom lens, TV camera head, built-in lights, and a pan and tilt. The Display/Control Console consists of: a TV monitor, Stereo-Hood (viewer), controls for camera, stereo, zoom lens, pan and tilt, illumination, audio, and a switcher. The stereo controls adjust convergence and permit a change from 2-D to 3-D. An audio system is included. The television system operates at 1023 TV scan lines, 32 MHz, thus providing a photographic quality stereoscopic image, which can be zoomed in 3-D. A very high resolution Stereoscopic Projection Display is available for group viewing. This consists of a cabinet containing: a very high resolution television monitor, polarized stereo optics, a non-depolarizing back projection screen; and 3-D polarized glasses for each viewer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0120, Three-Dimensional Imaging, (29 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955753
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James F. Butterfield, 3-D Television Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0120:
Three-Dimensional Imaging
Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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