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Natural 3D content on glasses-free light-field 3D cinema
Author(s): Tibor Balogh; Zsolt Nagy; Péter Tamás Kovács; Vamsi Kiran Adhikarla
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a complete framework for capturing, processing and displaying the free viewpoint video on a large scale immersive light-field display. We present a combined hardware-software solution to visualize free viewpoint 3D video on a cinema-sized screen. The new glasses-free 3D projection technology can support larger audience than the existing autostereoscopic displays. We introduce and describe our new display system including optical and mechanical design considerations, the capturing system and render cluster for producing the 3D content, and the various software modules driving the system. The indigenous display is first of its kind, equipped with front-projection light-field HoloVizio technology, controlling up to 63 MP. It has all the advantages of previous light-field displays and in addition, allows a more flexible arrangement with a larger screen size, matching cinema or meeting room geometries, yet simpler to set-up. The software system makes it possible to show 3D applications in real-time, besides the natural content captured from dense camera arrangements as well as from sparse cameras covering a wider baseline. Our software system on the GPU accelerated render cluster, can also visualize pre-recorded Multi-view Video plus Depth (MVD4) videos on this light-field glasses-free cinema system, interpolating and extrapolating missing views.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8648, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIV, 86480F (12 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002493
Show Author Affiliations
Tibor Balogh, Holografika (Hungary)
Zsolt Nagy, Holografika (Hungary)
Péter Tamás Kovács, Holografika (Hungary)
Vamsi Kiran Adhikarla, Holografika (Hungary)
Pazmany Peter Catholic Univ. (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8648:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIV
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; Gregg E. Favalora, Editor(s)

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