journal paper

JournalIEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, Special Issue on 3D-TV
Pages372 - 383
Author(s)Liang Zhang, Carlos Vázquez, Sebastian Knorr
Title3D-TV Content Creation: Automatic 2D-to-3D Video Conversion
AbstractThree-dimensional television (3D-TV) is the next major revolution in television. A successful rollout of 3D-TV will require a backward-compatible transmission/distribution system, inexpensive 3D displays, and an adequate supply of high-quality 3D program material. With respect to the last factor, the conversion of 2D images/videos to 3D will play an important role. This paper provides an overview of automatic 2D-to-3D video conversion with a specific look at a number of approaches for both the extraction of depth information from monoscopic images and the generation of stereoscopic images. Some challenging issues for the success of automatic 2D-to-3D video conversion are pointed out as possible research topics for the future.
Key wordsBroadcasting, dataconversion, image generation, stereodisplays, stereosynthesis, stereovision, three-dimensional, displays, 3D-TV
NoteReceived the Scott Helt Memorial Award for the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting in 2011.