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29 February 2008 Dimensionalization: converting 2D films to 3D
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Proceedings Volume 6803, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX; 68030T (2008)
Event: Electronic Imaging, 2008, San Jose, California, United States
A software system for the offine conversion of 2D films to 3D stereoscopic films is presented. We call this conversion process Dimensionalization. The software combines user input with automated techniques to choreograph the depth found within each shot. The Dimensionalization process is discussed from a technical and an artistic point of view. The Dimensionalization of a film requires a depth script to be defined. This script lays out the artistic choices of the director. The use of positive and negative parallax is discussed in relation to the depth script. Additionally, the relative number of objects given depth values must also be defined. The software adjusts the parallax to maintain the depth script when outputting for different display devices. Example scenarios are presented.
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Andrew P. Van Pernis and Matthew S. DeJohn "Dimensionalization: converting 2D films to 3D", Proc. SPIE 6803, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX, 68030T (29 February 2008);


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