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Analysis of scene distortions in stereoscopic images due to the variation of the ideal viewing conditions
Author(s): Alberto Viale; Dario Villa
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Paper Abstract

Recently stereoscopy has increased a lot its popularity and various technologies are spreading in theaters and homes allowing observation of stereoscopic images and movies, becoming affordable even for home users. However there are some golden rules that users should follow to ensure a better enjoyment of stereoscopic images, first of all the viewing condition should not be too different from the ideal ones, which were assumed during the production process. To allow the user to perceive stereo depth instead of a flat image, two different views of the same scene are shown to the subject, one is seen just through his left eye and the other just through the right one; the vision process is making the work of merging the two images in a virtual three-dimensional scene, giving to the user the perception of depth. The two images presented to the user were created, either from image synthesis or from more traditional techniques, following the rules of perspective. These rules need some boundary conditions to be explicit, such as eye separation, field of view, parallax distance, viewer position and orientation. In this paper we are interested in studying how the variation of the viewer position and orientation from the ideal ones expressed as specified parameters in the image creation process, is affecting the correctness of the reconstruction of the three-dimensional virtual scene.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7863, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII, 78632B (15 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876802
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Alberto Viale, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Dario Villa, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7863:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; Neil A. Dodgson, Editor(s)

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