9.2 3D Capture and Display Systems

Chapter 4 discussed 3D content construction techniques. These constructed 3D contents can be represented in different formats including the conventional stereo video (CSV) format, the mixed resolution stereo (MRS) format, and video plus depth (V+D) format. Figure 9.2 shows an example of using CSV, MRS, and V+D to represent a 3D image. The three formats also use two different ways to capture the real world: one is to capture the real world with two sensors where one represents the left eye and the other represents the right eye. The other is to capture the real world with one traditional sensor and one depth sensor. In the following, we give a short description of two-sensor capturing systems and color-depth-sensor capturing systems.

On 22 July 2009, Fujifilm announced its FinePix Real 3D System which is a complete 3D solution to capture, edit, and display stereoscopic images and videos. The first device in the system is a digital 3D camera called the FinePix Real 3D W1. There are two CCD sensors on the camera to capture the world in stereoscopic images or videos. An autostereoscopic 3D LCD is integrated into the camera to preview the possible shots and watch the captured images and videos. The previewing ability allows users to adjust the 3D effect of images and videos interactively. The second device is a digital 3D viewer, FinePix REAL 3D V1, which is also implemented with autostereoscopic display technologies to see and edit the captured stereoscopic ...

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