SMPTE PDA Now Webinar: Introduction to 2D to 3D video conversion: Techniques, Challenges and Future
Thursday, August 12, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
Introduction to 2D to 3D video conversion: Techniques, Challenges and Future
In this presentation we will address the conversion of 2D video content material to Stereoscopic 3D (S3D). A brief introduction to S3D imaging will provide the motivation to present the main issues related to the conversion of 2D video material to S3D format. We will review the methods currently used in this process and will analyze their main characteristics and possible usage scenarios. We will explain how methods heavily relying on human intervention are currently used in the cinema industry, and how automatic and even real-time conversion methods are being actively explored for application in the broadcasting and consumer electronics industries. We will address the extraction or generation of the depth information from the 2D content and the way this information is used in the generation of the new virtual views needed for stereoscopic viewing. The disocclusion problem, one of the main issues in 2D to 3D video conversion, will be presented and some possible solutions explored. We will conclude with a brief presentation of the main research topics currently under consideration in the 2D to 3D conversion field.
Carlos Vazquez and Tam James, Communications Research Center Canada
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