340 pages | 80 B/W Illus.
Going beyond the technological building blocks of 3DTV, 3D Television (3DTV) Technology, Systems, and Deployment: Rolling Out the Infrastructure for Next-Generation Entertainment offers an early view of the deployment and rollout strategies of this emerging technology. It covers cutting-edge advances, theories, and techniques in end-to-end 3DTV systems to provide a system-level view of the topic and what it takes to make this concept a commercial reality.
The book reflects the full-range of questions being posed about post-production 3D mastering, delivery options, and home screens. It reviews fundamental visual concepts supporting stereographic perception of 3DTV and considers the various stages of a 3DTV system including capture, representation, coding, transmission, and display.
Discussing theory and application, the text covers both stereoscopic and autostereoscopic techniques—the latter eliminating the need for special glasses and allowing for viewer movement. It also examines emerging holographic approaches, which have the potential to provide the truest three-dimensional images. The book contains the results of a survey of a number of advocacy groups to provide a clear picture of the current state of the industry, research trends, future directions, and underlying topics.
Some Basic Fundamentals of Visual Science
Stereo Vision Concepts
Appendix 2A: Analytical 3D Aspects of the Human Visual System
Application of Visual Science Fundamental s to 3DTV
Application of the Science to 3D Projection/3DTV
Other Longer-Term Systems
Viewer Physiological Issues with 3D Content
Conclusion and Requirements of Future 3DTV
Basic 3DTV Approaches for Content Capture and Mastering
General Capture, Mastering, and Distribution Process
3D Capture, Mastering, and Distribution Process
Overview of Network Transport Approaches
MPEG Standardization Efforts
Appendix 4A: Additional Details on 3D Video Formats
3D Basic 3DTV Approaches and Technologies for In-Home Display of Content
Connecting the In-Home Source to the Display
3DTV Display Technology
Other Display Technologies
Appendix 5A: Primer on Cables/Connectivity for High-End Video
3DTV Advocacy and System-Level Research Initiatives
3D Consortium (3DC)
3D Media Cluster
Challenges and Players in the 3DTV Universe