The increasing popularity of stereoscopic cinema and television paves the way for more advanced stereoscopic technologies, such as high-resolution multi-view autostereoscopic displays. The amount of information conveyed by such displays surpasses, however, the bandwidth capacity of the current broadcasting infrastructure. In this chapter, we will focus on technical solutions to overcome the bandwidth bottleneck that only minimally affect the viewer experience. The presented solutions consist of (1) employing depth-based free-viewpoint interpolation with the aim to reduce the number of views that need to be transmitted, (2) the optimal compression of the depth and texture images while minimizing the resulting image artifacts, and (3) the optimal resolution considerations for a given autostereoscopic display.
|Title of host publication||Depth map and 3D imaging applications : algorithms and technologies|
|Editors||A.S. Malik, T.S. Choi, H. Nisar|
|Place of Publication||Hershey|
|Number of pages||649|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|