Three-Dimensional Television: Capture, Transmission, Display / Edition 1

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In the past, three-dimensional television (3DTV) usually meant stereoscopic viewing with special glasses. The modern vision of 3DTV, occasionally depicted in science-fiction films, involves the perception of objects in three-dimensional space, with viewers able to peek or walk around the images to see them from different angles and from behind. Until now, this vision of 3DTV has remained a goal that was too difficult to realize. Advances in optical technology and computing power have now brought us to the point where we can seriously consider making this technology a reality, with potential applications not only in entertainment, but also in education, scientific research, industry, medicine, and many other areas.

3DTV will require the integration of a diversity of key technologies from computing to graphics, imaging to display, and signal processing to communications. The scope of this book reflects this diversity: different chapters deal with different stages of an end-to-end 3DTV system such as capture, representation, coding, transmission, and display. Both autostereoscopic techniques which eliminate the need for special glasses and allow viewer movement, and holographic approaches which have the potential to provide the truest three-dimensional images, are covered. Some chapters discuss current research trends in 3DTV technology, while others address underlying topics.

This book is essential to those with an interest in 3DTV-related research or applications, and also of interest to those who, while not directly working on 3DTV, work in areas which developments in 3DTV may touch, such as multimedia, computer games, virtual reality, medical imaging, and scientific simulation.

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"A good coverage of the diversity of topics that collectively underly the modern approach to 3DTV. … Ideally, this invaluable companion will prove useful for those interested in three-dimensional television and related technologies and enable them to gain the confidence they need to become knowledgeable on the diversity of 3DTV topics. It will inspire further research that will help make 3DTV a reality in the near future. It is therefore a sparkling book gives the reader the thrill of being a part of this inspiration." (Current Engineering Practice, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540725312
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/13/2007
  • Series: Signals and Communication Technology Series
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 630
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Three-dimensional television: from science-fiction to reality.- A backward-compatible, mobile, personalized 3DTV broadcasting system based on T-DMB.- Reconstructing human shape, motion and appearance from multi-view video.- Utilization of the texture uniqueness cue in stereo.- Pattern projection profilometry for 3D coordinates measurement of dynamic scenes.- Three-dimensional scene representations: modelling, animation, and rendering techniques.- Modeling, animation, and rendering of human figures.- A survey on coding of static and dynamic 3D meshes.- Compression of multi-view video and associated data.- Efficient transport of 3DTV.- Multiple description coding and its relevance to 3DTV.- 3D watermarking: techniques and directions.- Solving the 3D problem – The history and development of viable domestic 3-dimensional video displays.- An immaterial pseudo-3D display with 3D interaction.- Holographic 3DTV displays using spatial light modulators.- Materials for holographic 3DTV display applications.- Three-Dimensional Television: Consumer, Social, and Gender Issues.

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