3DTV-CON comes to Scotland and the UK for the first time in 2013.
Call for Papers
3D ENABLER CONCEPTS AND TECHNOLOGIES:
- 3D Capture and Processing: 3D audio-visual scene capture and reconstruction techniques for static and dynamic scenes. Synchronization and calibration of multiple cameras. Holographic camera techniques. Multi-view and multi-sensor imaging. 3D data processing.
- 3D Coding and Transmission: Systems, architectures and transmission for 3DTV. Audio coding for 3DTV. Multi-view video coding. 3D meshes and holograms. Error resilience and error concealment of 3D video and 3D geometry. Signal processing for diffraction and holographic 3DTV.
- 3D Visualization: Projection and display technology for 3D videos. Stereoscopic and auto-stereoscopic display techniques. Holographic display technology. Reduced parallax systems. Integral imaging techniques. Underlying optics and VLSI technology. 3D mesh, texture, point, and volume-based representation. Object-based representation and segmentation. 3D motion analysis and animation. Laser based displays, view synthesis & rendering.
- 3D Quality of Experience: Subjective quality evaluation. Objective quality metrics. Multimodal experience. Interaction with 3D content: consumer, social and gender issues.
- 3D Imaging and Machine Vision: Stereo vision, 3D triangulation and depth estimation. 3D measurements techniques. 3D tracking. 3D guidance for tele-operated and autonomous robots.
3D APPLICATIONS SOLUTIONS TO REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS:
- Entertainment: 3D television, cinema, games and entertainment. Advanced 3D audio applications. 3D imaging in virtual heritage and virtual archaeology. Augmented reality and virtual environments: 3D maps. Mixing of virtual and real worlds. 3D CGI.
- Collaboration & Development: Virtual studios. 3D teleimmersion and remote collaboration. Immersive video conferencing. Collaborative development of 3D CAD models. 3D content-based retrieval and recognition.
- Medical: 3D for medical and biomedical imaging applications. 3D in Medical education.
- Oil & Gas: 3D subsea/underwater imaging. 3D imaging of oil wells and reservoirs. 3D measurements. Pattern projection and scene representation.
- Other 3D applications: Safety and security. 3D Watermarking.
PROGRAMME & SPEAKERS
The Three Dimensions of John Logie Baird
John Logie Baird is remembered as the inventor of television, but his work on colour and 3DTV is much less known. As are his significant contributions to other information sciences and their resulting technologies. Baird’s futuristic work will be described with an added perspective never seen before. Despite ailing health and poverty, Baird did more to advance the early development of television than any other individual. He planted the seed, which has grown into the multinational, trillion dollar video and communications media industry. Baird is often dismissed as the person whose only claim to fame is that he invented a crude type of television that was quickly superseded, but this presentation will lay these criticisms to rest.
For over a quarter of a century Baird developed monochrome, colour and 3D television, and many of the techniques he pioneered may be found in modern-day systems. Details will be given showing the operation of these systems and how they have developed since Baird’s untimely death at the age of 57 in 1946. Although the three ‘dimensions’ of Baird’s will be shown as his developments on: monochrome TV (1), colour TV (2) and 3DTV (3), there is another and more exciting discovery to be revealed: A remarkable Baird invention hitherto virtually unknown. A concept much more advanced than stereoscopic television and a system still under research that may yet pave the way to a future commercial holographic television system.
A high quality real 3D display based on light field regeneration
Professor Xu Liu, Zhiejiang University
One of the goals of 3DTV is to produce a “real” 3D display whereby every viewer will see an exact representation of the original scene from a wide range of viewing angles, and which is optically indistinguishable from the original. There are several possible techniques which can be used to represent a full 3D image in space, for example, holography, integral display, or light field regeneration. Light field regeneration offers us a new way to design and construct a real 3D display which is more efficient in terms of 3D display data generation compared with others; and offers the possibility of displaying a floating 3D scene in air, which is viewable over a 360° angle for many observers without any glasses and with correct occlusion. In this talk, the principles of light field regeneration will be reviewed and compared with traditional holographic displays. A prototype display has been achieved and a real 3D color animation image will be presented.
For more info visit the 3DTV-Con Website.(and if I were an academic instead of a filmmaker I’d be there for sure!)