In this paper we propose a hardware capture system for the generation of layered depth video content, and
realtime feedback mechanismus required to ensure optimal data acquisition for 3DTV productions. The capture
system consists of five color cameras and two time of flight cameras. The time of flight cameras allow direct
depth measurements and thus help to overcome difficulties of classical stereo matching. However they suffer
from low resolution and must be combined with stereo to achieve acceptable results in a post production process.
Realtime previews are hence necessary, so that a dynamic adaption of the scene as well as the capture parameters
becomes possible, and a good data quality can be assured.