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Dimensionalization: converting 2D films to 3D
Author(s): Andrew P. Van Pernis; Matthew S. DeJohn
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Paper Abstract

A software system for the offine conversion of 2D films to 3D stereoscopic films is presented. We call this conversion process Dimensionalization. The software combines user input with automated techniques to choreograph the depth found within each shot. The Dimensionalization process is discussed from a technical and an artistic point of view. The Dimensionalization of a film requires a depth script to be defined. This script lays out the artistic choices of the director. The use of positive and negative parallax is discussed in relation to the depth script. Additionally, the relative number of objects given depth values must also be defined. The software adjusts the parallax to maintain the depth script when outputting for different display devices. Example scenarios are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 February 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6803, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX, 68030T (29 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.766566
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew P. Van Pernis, In-Three, Inc. (United States)
Matthew S. DeJohn, In-Three, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6803:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; John O. Merritt, Editor(s)

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