28 February 2012 Disparity-compensated view synthesis for S3D content correction
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The production of stereoscopic 3D HD content is considerably increasing and experience in 2-view acquisition is in progress. High quality material to the audience is required but not always ensured, and correction of the stereo views may be required. This is done via disparity-compensated view synthesis. A robust method has been developed dealing with these acquisition problems that introduce discomfort (e.g hyperdivergence and hyperconvergence...) as well as those ones that may disrupt the correction itself (vertical disparity, color difference between views...). The method has three phases: a preprocessing in order to correct the stereo images and estimate features (e.g. disparity range...) over the sequence. The second (main) phase proceeds then to disparity estimation and view synthesis. Dual disparity estimation based on robust block-matching, discontinuity-preserving filtering, consistency and occlusion handling has been developed. Accurate view synthesis is carried out through disparity compensation. Disparity assessment has been introduced in order to detect and quantify errors. A post-processing deals with these errors as a fallback mode. The paper focuses on disparity estimation and view synthesis of HD images. Quality assessment of synthesized views on a large set of HD video data has proved the effectiveness of our method.
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Philippe Robert, Philippe Robert, Cédric Thébault, Cédric Thébault, Pierre-Henri Conze, Pierre-Henri Conze, } "Disparity-compensated view synthesis for S3D content correction", Proc. SPIE 8288, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII, 82882F (28 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908831; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.908831
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