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18 February 2010 What do people look at when they watch stereoscopic movies?
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We measured the eye movements of participants who watched a 6-minute movie in stereoscopic and non-stereoscopic form. We analyzed four shots of the movie. The results indicate that in a 2D movie viewers tended to look at the actors, as most of the eye movements were clustered there. The significance of the actors started at the beginning of a shot, as the eyes of the viewer focused almost immediately to them. In S3D movie the eye movement patterns were more widely distributed to other targets. For example, complex stereoscopic structures and objects nearer than the actor captured the interest and eye movements of the participants. Also, the tendency to first look at the actors was diminished in the S3D shots. The results suggests that in a S3D movie there are more eye movements which are directed to wider array of objects than in a 2D movie.
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Jukka Häkkinen, Takashi Kawai, Jari Takatalo, Reiko Mitsuya, and Göte Nyman "What do people look at when they watch stereoscopic movies?", Proc. SPIE 7524, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXI, 75240E (18 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.838857; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.838857
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