Performance evaluation of 3D-TV systems

R.G. Kaptein, A. Kuijsters, M.T.M. Lambooij, W.A. IJsselsteijn, I.E.J. Heynderickx

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The image quality circle is a commonly accepted framework to model the relation between the technology variables of a display and the resulting image quality. 3D-TV systems, however, go beyond the concept of image quality. Research has shown that, although 3D scenes are clearly more appreciated by subjects, the concept 'image quality' does not take this added value of depth into account. Concepts as 'naturalness' and 'viewing experience' have turned out to be more useful when assessing the overall performance of 3D displays. In this paper, experiments are described that test 'perceived depth', 'perceived image quality' and 'perceived naturalness' in images with different levels of blur and different depth levels. Results show that naturalness incorporates both blur level as well as depth level, while image quality does not include depth level. These results confirm that image quality is not a good measure to assess the overall performance of 3D displays. Naturalness is a more promising concept.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE : Image Quality and System Performance V, January 28-31, 2008, San Jose, USA
EditorsS.P. Farnand, F. Gaykema
Place of PublicationBellingham
ISBN (Print)9780819469809
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Eventconference; Image Quality and System Performance V -
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Conferenceconference; Image Quality and System Performance V
Period1/01/08 → …
OtherImage Quality and System Performance V


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