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Free viewpoint TV and its international standardization
Author(s): Masayuki Tanimoto
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a new type of television named FTV (Free-viewpoint TV). FTV is an innovative visual media that enables us to view a 3D scene by freely changing our viewpoints. We proposed the concept of FTV and constructed the world's first real-time system including the complete chain of operation from image capture to display. We also realized FTV on a single PC and FTV with free listening-point audio. FTV is based on the ray-space method that represents one ray in real space with one point in the ray-space. We have also developed new type of ray capture and display technologies such as a 360-degree mirror-scan ray capturing system and a 360 degree ray-reproducing display. MPEG regarded FTV as the most challenging 3D media and started the international standardization activities of FTV. The first phase of FTV is MVC (Multi-view Video Coding) and the second phase is 3DV (3D Video). MVC was completed in March 2009. 3DV is a standard that targets serving a variety of 3D displays. It will be completed within the next two years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2009
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7329, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2009, 73290T (12 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.822111
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Masayuki Tanimoto, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7329:
Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2009
Bahram Javidi; Jung-Young Son; Manuel Martinez-Corral; Fumio Okano; Wolfgang Osten, Editor(s)

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