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Stereo image compression: the importance of spatial resolution in half-occluded regions
Author(s): Jin Liu
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on the visibility of spatial details located in those regions of a stereo pair that are seen by one eye only. In normal viewing, these regions correspond to areas of a scene that are occluded by nearer objects for one eye or the other--so-called half occluded regions (or monocular regions). We assumed that the resolving power of human vision in binocular regions would be higher than that in half-occluded regions because of the effect of binocular summation. If it were true, high spatial frequency components in half-occluded regions could be reduced without impairment of the subjective image quality. A comparison test of the visual resolving power for (spatially) low-pass filtered and nonfiltered patterns in half-occluded regions was carried out. The experiment showed, however, that any impairment visible in binocular regions was also visible in half-occluded regions. Thus the assumption has been falsified, and for the purpose of stereo image coding no irrelevant data elimination can be carried out in half-occluded regions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2411, Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display VI, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207545
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Jin Liu, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2411:
Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display VI
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Jan P. Allebach, Editor(s)

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