14 July 2010 Overview of FTV (free-viewpoint television)
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Proceedings Volume 7744, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2010; 77440E (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.863448
Event: Visual Communications and Image Processing 2010, 2010, Huangshan, China
We have developed a new type of television named FTV (Free-viewpoint TV). FTV is the ultimate 3DTV that enables us to view a 3D scene by freely changing our viewpoints. We proposed the concept of FTV and constructed the world's first real-time system including the complete chain of operation from image capture to display. FTV is based on the rayspace method that represents one ray in real space with one point in the ray-space. We have developed ray capture, processing and display technologies for FTV. FTV can be carried out today in real time on a single PC or on a mobile player. We also realized FTV with free listening-point audio. The international standardization of FTV has been conducted in MPEG. The first phase of FTV was MVC (Multi-view Video Coding) and the second phase is 3DV (3D Video). MVC was completed in May 2009. The Blu-ray 3D specification has adopted MVC for compression. 3DV is a standard that targets serving a variety of 3D displays. The view generation function of FTV is used to decouple capture and display in 3DV. FDU (FTV Data Unit) is proposed as a data format for 3DV. FTU can compensate errors of the synthesized views caused by depth error.
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Masayuki Tanimoto, Masayuki Tanimoto, } "Overview of FTV (free-viewpoint television)", Proc. SPIE 7744, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2010, 77440E (14 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.863448; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.863448


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