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20130044184METHOD FOR 3D VISUAL MAPPING USING 3D STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO CONTENT - The method for 3D visual mapping using 3D stereoscopic video content records live 2D perspective white images mapped to architectural or other 3D objects having abstract shaped surfaces to create 2D perspective masks fitting the surface shapes. Each abstract surface area is covered by a dedicated projector and controller. The mapping is locked into place on a pixel grid, the project being logically recorded-rendered onto a hard drive at native resolution to produce a 2D master mask, which is separated into sub-masks determined by the individual areas of the 2D master mask. Each 2D sub-mask is applied as a video layer and used to mask areas around 3D stereoscopic video content in its timeline. The 2D masked-mapped stereoscopic 3D video can be played on 3D stereoscopic projectors. A common clock synchronizes the processors for playback of the 3D content on the 3D surface areas.02-21-2013
20130083162DEPTH FUSION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A depth fusion method adapted for a 2D-to-3D conversion image processing apparatus is provided. The depth fusion method includes the following steps. Respective motion-based depths of a plurality of blocks in an image frame are obtained. An original image-based depth of each of the blocks is obtained. The original image-based depth of each of the blocks is converted to obtain a converted image-based depth of each of the blocks. The motion-based depth and the converted image-based depth of each of the blocks are fused block by block to obtain a fusion depth of each of the blocks. Furthermore, a depth fusion apparatus is also provided.04-04-2013
20130083161REAL-TIME VIDEO CODING USING GRAPHICS RENDERING CONTEXTS - A method for encoding video for streaming includes receiving a plurality of sequential image frames generated by a 3D graphics rendering engine. Graphics rendering contexts are obtained, including pixel depth map, rendering camera parameters, and camera motion from the 3D rendering engine. The method next entails selecting key frames among the plurality of sequential image frames, interpolating non-key frames via 3D image warping, and encoding all key frames and warping residues of non-key frames. The system is implementable on a server linked to a mobile user device for receiving the encoded frame data. The mobile user device is configured to decode the encoded frame data and display a corresponding image to a user of the mobile user device.04-04-2013
20110199457THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a three-dimensional image processing device which includes a separating module configured to input left and right image frames shot at the same timing and each having a frame frequency f, and to provide a left image frame and a right image frame, a first interpolation processing module configured to generate left interpolated image frames of a frame frequency of f×n/2 (where n is an integer equal to or greater than 2) at equal time intervals corresponding to elapse of time, based on the left image frames, and a second interpolation processing module configured to generate right interpolated image frames of a frame frequency of f×n/2 corresponding to an intermediate time between the left interpolated image frames, based on the right image frames.08-18-2011
20100165079FRAME PROCESSING DEVICE, TELEVISION RECEIVING APPARATUS AND FRAME PROCESSING METHOD - A three-dimensional video is appropriately displayed. A frame processing device includes: a frame extraction module configured to sequentially extract image frames for left eye and for right eye from a three-dimensional video signal; a frame group generation module configured to alternately generate frame groups for left eye and for right eye based on the extracted image frames for left eye and for right eye; a frame storage module configured to sequentially store the alternately generated frame groups for left eye and for right eye; a video processing module configured to sequentially extract the image frames from the frame storage module, and sequentially rewriting a display screen; and a display invalidation module configured to invalidate the display on the display screen during periods of rewriting the image frame for left eye to that for right eye and the image frame for right eye to that for left eye.07-01-2010
20120200669FILTERING AND EDGE ENCODING - Several implementations relate, for example, to depth encoding and/or filtering for 3D video (3DV) coding formats. A sparse dyadic mode for partitioning macroblocks (MBs) along edges in a depth map is provided as well as techniques for trilateral (or bilateral) filtering of depth maps that may include adaptive selection between filters sensitive to changes in video intensity and/or changes in depth. One implementation partitions a depth picture, and then refines the partitions based on a corresponding image picture. Another implementation filters a portion of a depth picture based on values for a range of pixels in the portion. For a given pixel in the portion that is being filtered, the filter weights a value of a particular pixel in the range by a weight that is based on one or more of location distance, depth difference, and image difference.08-09-2012
20110181695HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL DISK FOR RECORDING STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO, OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND OPTICAL DISK RECORDING DEVICE - An optical disk for recording stereoscopic videos and high-quality video signals and a system for reproducing the videos and signals from the optical disk are made compatible with the conventional video reproducing system. A reproducing device which is used for reproducing stereoscopic videos and high-quality videos obtains stereoscopic video or high-quality videos by reproducing both first and second interleaved blocks on the optical disk in which first and second video signals are alternately recorded on the left and right sides by dividing the first and second video signals into frame groups of one GOP or more and a reproducing device which is not used for reproducing the stereoscopic videos and high-quality videos obtains ordinary videos by only reproducing either the first or second interleaved block by jumping tracks.07-28-2011
20120162367APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING IMAGE DISPLAY MODE - An image display mode conversion apparatus and method, the apparatus having a display unit displaying image data included in an image signal, an image characteristic parameter detector detecting an image characteristic parameter which is information regarding whether the image data included in the image signal represents a two-dimensional (2D) image or a three-dimensional (3D) image, and an operation mode conversion determining unit receiving the detected image characteristic parameter, determining whether or not an operation mode of the display unit should be converted, and outputting an operation mode conversion signal to the display unit according to the determination result. Therefore, it is possible to provide more convenience to users in various fields, such as a 3D image broadcasting and so on, by implementing the image display mode conversion apparatus in a digital broadcast standard system.06-28-2012
201201623663D Cameras for HDR - High dynamic range 3D images are generated with relatively narrow dynamic range image sensors. Input frames of different views may be set to different exposure settings. Pixels in the input frames may be normalized to a common range of luminance levels. Disparity between normalized pixels in the input frames may be computed and interpolated. The pixels in the different input frames may be shifted to, or stay in, a common reference frame. The pre-normalized luminance levels of the pixels may be used to create high dynamic range pixels that make up one, two or more output frames of different views. Further, a modulated synopter with electronic mirrors is combined with a stereoscopic camera to capture monoscopic HDR, alternating monoscopic HDR and stereoscopic LDR images, or stereoscopic HDR images.06-28-2012
20120162364System and Methods to Efficiently Measure Stereoscopic Disparity and to Generate Related Mismatch Images - Embodiments of the invention include a system and methods for measuring disparity and mismatch of stereoscopic images of three-dimensional video, which may indicate a level of discomfort on the part of the viewer. Measuring these parameters may also be used to give an indication that certain processes have or have not adversely effected perceived depth (i.e. through conversion from disparity to depth given a display size and viewing distance), verify camera setup or 2-dimension to 3-dimension synthesizing processes. Generating the indications and other data about the stereoscopic images uses techniques that allow processing with much less computing resources than was possible in previous systems.06-28-2012
20130044183DISTRIBUTED VIDEO CODING/DECODING METHOD, DISTRIBUTED VIDEO CODING/DECODING APPARATUS, AND TRANSCODING APPARATUS - Disclosed are a distributed video encoding/decoding method and a distributed video encoding/decoding apparatus, which can improve loss resilience and the quality of service. The distributed video encoding method first involves checking the state of a channel, determining a channel coding rate and the size of video data to be transmitted based on the checked state of a channel, determining the number of motion prediction performance steps based on the determined size of video data to be transmitted, encoding the video data to be transmitted by performing motion predictions according to the determined number of motion prediction performance steps, and channel-coding the encoded video data according to the determined channel coding rate. Accordingly, it is possible to improve loss resilience, even without additionally occupying network resources, thereby being capable of reducing the probability of decoding failure.02-21-2013
20090195640METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA STREAM FOR TEMPORALLY PARTIAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) DATA, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING TEMPORALLY PARTIAL 3D DATA OF STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE - Provided is a method of decoding a stereoscopic image data stream. In the method, a plurality of monoscopic image data regions are determined from among image data regions of a stereoscopic image data stream; a composition time stamp (CTS) of each of the monoscopic image data regions is extracted; and, if there are colliding image data regions having the same CTS from among the monoscopic image data regions, monoscopic image data is extracted from a monoscopic image data region of a main stream of the colliding image data regions.08-06-2009
20110187823VIDEO RECORDING APPARATUS AND VIDEO REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A video recording apparatus is configured to record, onto a recording medium, a layered data structure containing data sets. Each of the data sets includes a plurality of channels of data elements. Each of the data elements includes video data and/or the like. An input unit is configured to receive a plurality of channels of video data. The plurality of channels correspond to each other. An information generation unit is configured to generate additional information to be added to each of the data elements in at least two layers of the data structure. An adding unit is configured to add the additional information to each of the data elements so that the data elements included in each of the data sets are associated with each other. A recording unit is configured to record the data structure in which the additional information has been added to each of the data elements onto the recording medium.08-04-2011
20110193937IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND IMAGE PRODUCING APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM - An image reproducing apparatus (and method) includes obtaining a plurality of original images of a subject viewed from different viewpoints for generating a three-dimensional image, generating at least one interpolation image from the plurality of original images for interpolating a viewpoint between at least the plurality of original images, generating a motion picture in which the plurality of original images and at least some of the interpolation images are arranged in the order of viewpoint, and storing the plurality of original images and the motion picture in relation to each other.08-11-2011
20130076859METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING MOTION VECTOR, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING IMAGE SIGNAL - Provided is a motion vector detecting apparatus capable of detecting a motion vector of a pulldown-converted 3D image signal with high precision. A pulldown detecting unit detects whether a 3D image signal is a pulldown-converted image signal. An LR separating unit outputs an LR separation signal separated into left and right image signals in each of frames having the same image content. A frame delay LR separating unit outputs a frame delay LR separation signal separated into left and right image signals in a frame before one repetition period. A motion vector detector detects motion vectors of the left and right image signals, An LR combination unit combines the motion vectors of the left and right image signals to output the combined motion vectors as a motion vector.03-28-2013
20130076858METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING 2D CONTENT INTO 3D CONTENT - A method and apparatus for converting two-dimensional (2D) contents into three-dimensional (3D) contents is disclosed. The method including: displaying a frame, the frame containing an object which will be extracted from among plural frames contained in the 2D contents; designating a boundary region of an object to be extracted on the displayed frame, in accordance with a user command through a user interface (UI) for collectively designating a region; generating a trimap based on the designated boundary region including inner and outer regions of the object to be extracted, and extracting the object based on the generated trimap. With this, a user can more conveniently and efficiently convert 2D contents into 3D contents.03-28-2013
20100118120TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, SIGNAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD - A transmitter is provided. When a three-dimensional image signal including a two-dimensional image signal and depth information of the two-dimensional image signal is transmitted to a receiver using a two signal transmission lines, the three-dimensional image signal including the two-dimensional image signal and the depth information of the two-dimensional image signal is input. Also, signal separation of the two-dimensional image signal is performed. In addition, one signal-separated part of the two-dimensional image signal is transmitted to a first signal transmission line and the other signal-separated part of the two-dimensional image signal is combined with the depth information and then transmitted to a second signal transmission line.05-13-2010
20090315978METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A 3D REPRESENTATION OF A DYNAMICALLY CHANGING 3D SCENE - A method for generating a 3D representation of a dynamically changing 3D scene, which includes the steps of: 12-24-2009
20110310225THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A 3D image processing apparatus includes: L and R graphic decoders which decode coded stream data to generate left-eye and right-eye image data; an image output control unit which outputs the generated image data; and a control unit which, when a decoding error occurs in generating one of the image data, and a successful decode occurs in generating the other of the image data, (i) shifts, by a preset offset, a pixel position of the other of the image data, to generate pseudo image data as the one of the image data, and (ii) outputs the pseudo image data to an image output control unit, wherein the image output control unit outputs the other of the image data and the pseudo image data, when the decoding error occurs in generating the one of the image data and the successful decode occurs in generating the other of the image data.12-22-2011
20110310224METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DIGITAL BROADCASTING SERVICE WITH 3-DIMENSIONAL SUBTITLE - A method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving a broadcasting stream for providing a digital broadcasting service including a subtitle service are provided. A method of transmitting a data stream includes: generating a subtitle stream including basic viewpoint subtitle data and additional viewpoint subtitle data to reproduce a three-dimensional (3D) subtitle on a video screen on which video data is reproduced; determining 3D subtitle reproduction information for forming the 3D subtitle on the video screen based on the basic viewpoint subtitle data; and outputting a data stream by multiplexing a video stream including the video data, the 3D subtitle reproduction information, and the subtitle stream.12-22-2011
20130083163Perceptual Three-Dimensional (3D) Video Coding Based on Depth Information - A method for encoding a multi-view frame in a video encoder is provided that includes computing a depth quality sensitivity measure for a multi-view coding block in the multi-view frame, computing a depth-based perceptual quantization scale for a 2D coding block of the multi-view coding block, wherein the depth-based perceptual quantization scale is based on the depth quality sensitive measure and a base quantization scale for the 2D frame including the 2D coding block, and encoding the 2D coding block using the depth-based perceptual quantization scale.04-04-2013
20130038688CONTINUOUS ADJUSTABLE 3DEEPS FILTER SPECTACLES FOR OPTIMIZED 3DEEPS STEREOSCOPIC VIEWING AND ITS CONTROL METHOD AND MEANS - Continuous Adjustable Pulfrich Filter Spectacles are provided with lenses with continuously changeable optical densities, so that viewing of 2D movies is optimized for visualization in natural 3D. Method and means are disclosed for the continuous Adjustable Pulfrich Filter Spectacles to perform two independent optimizations to achieve optimized 3Deeps visual effects on 2D movies. First they compute the optical density setting of the lenses for optimal viewing of 2D movies as 3D. Then they continuously render the lenses of the spectacles to these optical densities optimized for characteristics of the electro-optical material from which the lenses of the spectacles are fabricated. The invention works for both 3DTV and 3D Cinema theater viewing.02-14-2013
20130038687VIDEO DECODING DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - To efficiently provide 2-dimensional display of a 3-dimensional video Stream.02-14-2013
20130038686THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO WITH ASYMMETRIC SPATIAL RESOLUTION - A video coding device may be configured to code a bitstream including multiple views plus depth information. Two of the views may have reduced resolutions, while a third view may have a full resolution. The third view may be predicted relative to upsampled versions of the two reduced-resolution views. Each view may include texture data and depth data, such that a view component may include a texture component and a depth component. Moreover, the texture and depth components may be arranged within an access unit according to a particular order, which may simplify component extraction from the access unit.02-14-2013
201300386853D DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD AND STRUCTURES - A method, apparatus and structure(s) for displaying 2D/3D images.02-14-2013
20130038684SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR RECEIVING STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY CONTENT AT ONE FREQUENCY AND OUTPUTTING THE STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY CONTENT AT ANOTHER FREQUENCY - A system, method, and computer program product are provided for receiving stereoscopic display content at one frequency and outputting the stereoscopic display content at another frequency. In use, a frame of stereoscopic display content intended for viewing by a first eye of a user is received at a first frequency. Additionally, the stereoscopic display content is output at a second frequency by outputting a first instance of the frame without illumination by a backlight, and sequentially outputting one or more additional instances of the frame with illumination by the backlight.02-14-2013
20120182388APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING DEPTH IMAGE - An apparatus and method for processing a depth image are provided. A compressed depth image may be divided into a plurality of regions, and may be processed, and thus it is possible to improve a quality of the compressed depth image, and to increase a compression rate.07-19-2012
20130135432DEVICE FOR OUTPUTTING CHROMINANCE SIGNAL AND METHOD THEREOF - A device for outputting a chrominance signal and a method thereof are disclosed. The device includes a motion detection unit, a frame edge detection unit, and an output unit. The motion detection unit judges a motion degree of a frame. The frame edge detection unit judges whether a non-3D luminance signal is extracted from an edge of the frame. The output unit outputs one of a 3D chrominance signal and a non-3D chrominance signal as a resultant chrominance signal according to the motion degree which is judged by the motion detection unit and the judgment result of the frame edge detection unit. The present invention is capable of appropriately selecting the 3D chrominance signal and the non-3D chrominance signal when the frame is in the motion condition.05-30-2013
20130027514METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A BROADCAST BIT STREAM FOR DIGITAL BROADCASTING WITH CAPTIONS, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING A BROADCAST BIT STREAM FOR DIGITAL BROADCASTING WITH CAPTIONS - A method of generating a broadcasting bitstream for a digital caption broadcast, the method including: receiving video data in which a video including at least one of a two-dimensional (2D) video and a three-dimensional (3D) video is encoded; determining caption data for reproduction in conjunction with the video, and 3D caption converting information including information relating to a converting speed of an offset for reproducing the caption data as a 3D caption; and outputting a bitstream for a digital broadcast by multiplexing the received video data, the determined caption data, and the determined 3D caption converting information.01-31-2013
20130027513Apparatus and Method for Adjusting the Perceived Depth of 3D Visual Content - A system for adjusting the perceived depth of 3D content in response to a viewer input control signal. The system comprises: 1) a content source providing an input left stereoscopic image and an input right stereoscopic image; 2) a disparity estimator to receive the input left and right stereoscopic images, detect disparities between the input left and right stereoscopic images, and generate a disparities array; and 3) processing circuitry to fill in occlusion areas associated with the disparities array and apply a scale factor to the detected disparities to thereby generate a scaled disparities array. The system further comprises a warping engine to receive the scaled disparities array and generate an output left stereoscopic image and an output right stereoscopic image. The output left and right stereoscopic images have a different perceived depth than the input left and right stereoscopic images.01-31-2013
20130033570STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSOR WITH ENHANCED 3D EFFECT - An input stereoscopic video signal has a first frame sequence (S02-07-2013
20130033569COMBINING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MESSAGE WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CONTENT - A 3D “pop-up” message is presented to users on a 3D television screen. The 3D message is formatted in such a way that it can be combined, in a post-production environment, with 3D video content. A “message mediator” receives both 3D video content and the 3D message. It also receives information from the 3D content provider about where and when within the 3D content to display the 3D message. The message mediator uses this information to combine the 3D message with the 3D video content and displays the result to the user. Any type of 3D message can be presented including advertisements, personal messages, public-service messages, reminders, and social-networking updates. Some 3D messages can be interactive, responding to user actions. The message mediator can set the transparency and depth of the 3D message to make it more compelling (the 3D message “pops out”) or less intrusive.02-07-2013
201201823873D MOTION PICTURE PROCESSING DEVICE - The present invention relates to a 3D picture processing device comprising an input unit for receiving a video signal, an output unit for providing a video signal for a 2D display device, preferably a TV set, and a 3D shutter glasses driver unit for generating a driving signal to control 3D shutter glasses. A delay compensation unit is coupled to the driver unit and adapted to compensate for the processing delay present in the display device, preferably the TV set.07-19-2012
201201823893D VIDEO PROCESSOR AND 3D VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - A 3D video processor that outputs a left-eye image and a right-eye image to be superimposed on main video includes: a left-eye object processing unit that outputs the left-eye image; a right-eye object processing unit that outputs the right-eye image; and an image output control unit that controls the left-eye object processing unit and the right-eye object processing unit so that the images are synchronously outputted. The left-eye object processing unit determines if image output preparation of the left-eye image is completed. The right-eye object processing unit determines if image output preparation of the right-eye image is completed. The image output control unit instructs to skip the output of both the images, when the image output preparation of one of the left-eye image and the right-eye image is not completed.07-19-2012
20120182386Video Content Generation - The features relate generally to acquiring, formatting, and distributing video content to a variety of devices in multiple geographies. Some features described herein relate to preserving the stereoscopic effect for the formatting and distribution of 3D video content. Additionally, features described herein relate to customized and/or dynamic generation of a 3D stream based on a user device and/or user preferences.07-19-2012
20130070052VIDEO PROCESING DEVICE, SYSTEM, VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD, AND VIDEO PROCESSING PROGRAM CAPABLE OF CHANGING DEPTH OF STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO IMAGES - A video processing device is one of multiple devices in a home theater system. Upon connection to another device, a depth adjustment determination module determines whether depth adjustment of two or more view components is necessary for playback of stereoscopic video images. When depth adjustment is necessary, a capability comparison module performs a communications sequence to determine which device will perform the depth adjustment. When it is determined during the communications sequence that the video processing device itself is to perform the depth adjustment, it does so and then transmits the resulting adjusted two or more view components to the other device. When it is determined that the other device is to perform the depth adjustment, the video processing device transmits the two or more view components without performing depth adjustment.03-21-2013
20130070050SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING TWO DIMENSIONAL TO THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO - A system and method for converting two dimensional video to three dimensional video includes a processor having an input for receiving a two dimensional image data and an output for outputting three dimensional image data to a display. The processor is configured to receive two dimensional image data, segment a specific object in the two dimensional image data based on variations in brightness and sharpness in the two dimensional image data to identify and locate the specific object in the two dimensional image data. The processor is also configured to adjust the depth value of the specific object over the period of time as the size of the specific object changes in each of the two dimensional images or adjust the depth value of the specific object over the period of time as the size of the specific object changes in each of the two dimensional images.03-21-2013
20130070051VIDEO ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO DATA INPUTS INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANAGLYPH VIDEO, AND RELATED VIDEO DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A video encoding method includes: receiving a plurality of video data inputs corresponding to a plurality of video display formats, respectively, wherein the video display formats include a first three-dimensional (3D) anaglyph video; generating a combined video data by combining video contents derived from the video data inputs; and generating an encoded video data by encoding the combined video data. A video decoding method includes: receiving an encoded video data having encoded video contents of a plurality of video data inputs combined therein, wherein the video data inputs correspond to a plurality of video display formats, respectively, and the video display formats include a first three-dimensional (3D) anaglyph video; and generating a decoded video data by decoding the encoded video data.03-21-2013
20130070049SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING TWO DIMENSIONAL TO THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO - A system and method for converting two dimensional video to three dimensional video includes a processor having an input for receiving a two dimensional image data and an output for outputting three dimensional image data to a display. The processor is configured to receive two dimensional image data, segment a specific object in the two dimensional image data based on variations in brightness and sharpness in the two dimensional image data to identify and locate the specific object in the two dimensional image data. The processor is also configured to adjust the depth value of the specific object over the period of time as the size of the specific object changes in each of the two dimensional images or adjust the depth value of the specific object over the period of time as the size of the specific object changes in each of the two dimensional images.03-21-2013
20110001791METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AND DISPLAYING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL OF PHYSICAL OBJECTS - A system and method for generating three-dimensional models of physical objects, includes the steps of providing a plurality of two dimensional images of a physical object, wherein the two-dimensional images are captured from a plurality of viewing angles of the physical object; associating each of the two-dimensional images with a viewing zone, wherein: the viewing zone includes a range of viewing angles of the physical object; and at least one of the viewing zones having a minimum of three shared boundaries; and processing the associated two-dimensional images for each of the viewing zones to generate a three-dimensional local model of the physical object for each of the viewing zones. In another implementation, views are rendered from a visualized model.01-06-2011
20130050423METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RESPONSE TIME COMPENSATION FOR 3D VIDEO PROCESSING - An interleaved multi-view video stream is received. The interleaved multi-view video stream includes one or more first view frames, one or more second view frames, and blanking frames in a sequential pattern. The blanking frames separate the first view frames from the second view frames in the sequential pattern. The interleaved multi-view video stream is displayed in the sequential pattern. In one embodiment, the blanking frames are detected, and operation of a viewing device is synchronized based at least in part on the blanking frames being detected.02-28-2013
20130050421IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A control method of an image processing apparatus, the method including: receiving a two-dimensional (2D) video signal containing a plurality of 2D video frames; offsetting an object in a first frame among the plurality of 2D video frames so as to generate a three-dimensional (3D) video frame corresponding to the 2D video frame; and generating the 3D video frame corresponding to the first frame by compensating a hole area of pixel data generated by the offsetting of the object in the first frame based on a preset reference frame.02-28-2013
20130050422Extended Overdrive Tables and Use - System and method for video processing. At least one overdrive (OD) look-up table (LUT) is provided, where the at least one OD LUT is dependent on input video levels and at least one parameter indicative of at least one attribute of the system or a user of the system. Video levels for a plurality of pixels for an image are received, as well as the at least one parameter. Overdriven video levels are generated via the at least one OD LUT based on the video levels and the at least one parameter. The overdriven video levels are provided to a display device for display of the image. The reception of video levels and at least one parameter, the generation of overdriven video levels, and the provision of overdriven video levels, may be repeated one or more times in an iterative manner to display a sequence of images.02-28-2013
20130050424IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A multiview video decoding apparatus receives and decodes an encoded stream obtained as a result of encoding residual information, 2D images for N views, and depth images for N views, the residual information being the error between synthetic-view images generated using the 2D images for N views and the depth images for N views, and 2D images for (M−N) views at the view synthesis positions of the synthetic-view images. A view synthesizing apparatus generates the synthetic-view images by using the 2D images and depth images for N views decoded by the multiview video decoding apparatus. A residual information compensating apparatus adds the residual information into the generated synthetic-view images. The apparatus may be applied to a system that conducts view synthesis, for example.02-28-2013
20130088572IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICE, IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, IMAGE DATA RECEPTION DEVICE, AND IMAGE DATA RECEPTION METHOD - In a receiving side, to make it possible to correctly respond to a change in configuration of elementary streams. Stream association information indicating an association between each of the elementary streams (ES) included in a transport stream (TS) is inserted in the ES. The stream association information indicates the association between a first ES containing first image data and a predetermined number of second ESs respectively containing a predetermined number of second image data and/or metadata associated with the first image data. The stream association information indicates the association between each of the ESs, for example, using identifiers for respectively identifying the ESs. For example, a descriptor is inserted in the TS in which the descriptor indicates a correspondence between each of the identifiers of the ESs and each of packet identifiers or component tags of the respective ESs, so that a link between a registration state in a TS layer of each ES and the stream association information is achieved.04-11-2013
20130088571DIGITAL RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING CAPTION DATA IN THE DIGITAL RECEIVER - The present description provides a digital receiver which provides 3D caption data and a method for processing 3D caption data in the digital receiver of the present invention. A method for transmitting a broadcast signal for 3D service according to one aspect of the present invention comprises the following steps: encoding 3D video ES including a 3D caption service; generating signaling information for signaling a 3D video service including the encoded 3D video ES; and transmitting a digital broadcast signal including the 3D video service and the signaling information, wherein said 3D caption service includes a first command code for generating left caption data and a second command code for indicating a disparity value for a caption window, and generates right caption data on the basis of the first command code and second command code.04-11-2013
20130088570IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Encoding efficiency in multi-view image encoding is to be increased. A feature amount generation unit (04-11-2013
20130088569APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVISION OF 3D CONTENT OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVISION OF 3D CONTENT OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK (“3D-WCP”) implement on-demand client-independent network streaming of three-dimensional (“3D”) media content. In one embodiment, a 3D media streaming processor-implemented method is disclosed, comprising: obtaining a three-dimensional display media object encoded in a camera-dependent media format; transcoding via a processor the obtained display media object into a transcoded three-dimensional display media object encoded in a device-independent scalable media format; obtaining a request for the transcoded three-dimensional display media object from a client device; and streaming the transcoded three-dimensional display media object to the client device.04-11-2013
20120218385VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE - A video signal processing device includes a subfield conversion unit which converts a frame signal, which is a video signal corresponding to one frame of video, into a plurality of subfields corresponding to the frame signal, a drive parameter setting unit which sets a luminance weight and a light emitting position in the plurality of subfields for each of the plurality of subfields, a calculation unit which calculates a filtering-in amount of the frame signal corresponding to the plurality of subfields based on a signal level of the frame signal, the setup luminance weight, and the light emitting position, and a subtraction unit which subtracts the filtering-in amount from a signal level of a frame signal input to the subfield conversion unit subsequent to the frame signal.08-30-2012
20120218384IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING MODE SWITCHING APPARATUS AND IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING MODE SWITCHING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a decoder outputs a decoded image signal by decoding an encoded image signal in accordance with additional data. A signal processor processes the decoded image signal in a 2D image signal processing mode or a 3D image signal processing mode. A first detector detects whether a specific picture frame of the encoded image signal has been decoded. A second detector analyzes the additional data, detecting whether the encoded image signal pertains to 2D or 3D. When the first detector detects that the specific picture frame has been decoded, the second detector outputs the result of detection to a signal processing mode switch provided in the signal processor.08-30-2012
20120218383VIDEO OUTPUT APPARATUS AND VIDEO OUTPUT METHOD - According to one embodiment, a video output apparatus includes an input module, an output module, and a transmitter. The input module is configured to input a 2D content and a 3D content. The output module is configured to alternately output a first image and a second image required to display images having a parallax at image output timings based on the 3D content, and to repetitively output 2D content images at the image output timings based on the 2D content. The transmitter is configured to transmit, to 3D image glasses which open and close a right-eye shutter and a left-eye shutter, timing control signals, which indicate open/close timings of the right-eye shutter and the left-eye shutter in synchronism with the image output timings of the output module, for both the 2D content and the 3D content.08-30-2012
20120218382MULTICLASS CLUSTERING WITH SIDE INFORMATION FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES AND THE APPLICATION OF CONVERTING 2D VIDEO TO 3D - A method of converting two-dimensional video data to three-dimensional video data. The method includes receiving at least one frame of two-dimensional video data and receiving side information of image elements in the at least one frame of the two-dimensional video data. The method also includes data clustering the two-dimensional video data with the side information to create a layered side map and side image based rendering using the two-dimensional video data and the layered side map to create three-dimensional video data for stereoscopic video.08-30-2012
20120218381Independent Layered Content for Hardware-Accelerated Media Playback - Presentation of cross-platform multimedia content may be controlled by a media player. Cross-platform content may include a two-dimensional (2D) graphics component, a three-dimensional (3D) graphics component, and a video component. Each component may be rendered as a separate layer, and each component may be rendered independently from one another. The multimedia player may synchronize the separate renderings for presentation. In one embodiment, the rendering of at least one of the separate layers may be performed by a hardware resource separate from the hardware resource executing the multimedia player. Each separate layer may be composited for display. In one embodiment, the compositing may be performed by a hardware resource separate from the hardware resource executing the multimedia player.08-30-2012
20120218380STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO PROCESSING WITH SEPARABLE 2D FILTER - A two-dimensional filter operates in accordance with a three-dimensional television signal having a basic layer, a reference processing unit layer and an enhancement layer. The two-dimensional filter generates a processed base layer reference picture from a base layer reference picture via a one-dimensional horizontal filter that horizontally filters the base layer reference picture to generate a first filtered base layer reference picture and a one-dimensional vertical filter, coupled to, but separable from, the one-dimensional horizontal filter, that vertically filters the first filtered base layer reference picture to generate a pre-processed base layer reference picture.08-30-2012
20130057649DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Even if three-dimensional image data is output from each of a plurality of devices connected hierarchically, each of the three-dimensional image data is not displayed on a display means with an unnatural stereoscopic effect, but is displayed in an appropriately superimposed manner. A first device (for example, a player 03-07-2013
20130057648APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING 2D CONTENT INTO 3D CONTENT - Disclosed are an apparatus and method for converting video contents, each of which converts 2D contents into 3D contents. The method includes: determining an object to be extracted from a plurality of frames which contain 2D contents; determining a respective possession degree of information about the object to be extracted, with regard to each of the plurality of frames; selecting at least one key frame from among the plurality of frames in accordance with the determined possession degrees of information about the object to be extracted; extracting an object with regard to the selected key frame; assigning depth for conversion into 3D contents to the object to be extracted; and performing tracking upon all but the key frame from among the plurality of frames. Accordingly, the 2D-3D conversion can be performed with high accuracy and reliability.03-07-2013
20130057647APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING 2D CONTENT INTO 3D CONTENT - Disclosed are an apparatus and method for converting 2D video contents into 3D video contents. The method includes: displaying a first work user interface (UI) relating to at least one item for converting 2D contents into 3D contents; by a first worker, determining a working direction relating to performing a conversion upon the at least one item by using the first work UI; displaying a second work UI showing the working direction determined by the first worker; and by a second worker, executing the working direction upon the at least one item by the second work UI. Accordingly, when a plurality of workers performs one or more 2D-3D conversions, work efficiency is improved, and good communication between workers is enabled.03-07-2013
20130057646SLICE HEADER THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO EXTENSION FOR SLICE HEADER PREDICTION - In one example, a video coder is configured to code one or more blocks of video data representative of texture information of at least a portion of a frame of video data, process a texture slice for a texture view component of a current view associated, the texture slice comprising the coded one or more blocks and a texture slice header comprising a set of syntax elements representative of characteristics of the texture slice, code depth information representative of depth values for at least the portion of the frame, and process a depth slice for a depth view component corresponding to the texture view component of the view, the depth slice comprising the coded depth information and a depth slice header comprising a set of syntax elements representative of characteristics of the depth slice, wherein process the texture slice or the depth slice comprises predict at least one syntax element.03-07-2013
20130057645APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING POLARIZED VIDEO STREAM ACCORDING TO MULTI-VIEW VIDEO STREAM AND MOTION INFORMATION DERIVED FROM MULTI-VIEW VIDEO STREAM - A video processing apparatus is used for generating a polarized video stream according to a multi-view video stream, and includes a motion information detector and a polarization converter. The motion information detector is arranged for detecting motion information of the multi-view video stream by processing the multi-view video stream. The polarization converter is coupled to the motion information detector, and arranged for converting the multi-view video stream into the polarized video stream according to the motion information.03-07-2013
20090091612Stereoscopic Image Reproducing Device and Method, Stereoscopic Image Reproducing Program, And Recording Medium Having The Program Recorded Therein - The present invention is directed to a stereo image processing apparatus adapted for performing stereoscopic reproduction of images without depending upon header information of file to have ability to recover or restore header information for stereoscopic display which has been broken or missing, which includes an image input unit (04-09-2009
20120188335APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING 3D VIDEO - A plurality of video input units generate video frames and provide shooting characteristics. A 3D video frame generator creates a 3D video frame by combining a plurality of video frames, which are provided from the plurality of video input units, respectively, and provides 3D video frame composition information indicating a composition type of the plurality of video frames included in the 3D video frame, and resolution control information indicating adjustment/non-adjustment of resolutions of the video frames. A 3D video frame encoder outputs an encoded 3D video stream by encoding the 3D video frame provided from the 3D video frame generator. A composition information checker checks 3D video composition information including the shooting information, the 3D video frame composition information, and the resolution control information. A 3D video data generator generates 3D video data by combining the 3D video composition information and the encoded 3D video stream.07-26-2012
20110012994METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-VIEW VIDEO CODING AND DECODING - A multi-view video coding method and apparatus and a multi-view video decoding method and apparatus for providing a multi-view video service are provided. The multi-view video coding method includes: coding a base layer picture using an arbitrary video codec; generating a prediction picture using at least one of a reconstructed base layer picture and a reconstructed layer picture having a different view from that of the base layer picture; and residual-coding a layer picture having the different view using the prediction picture.01-20-2011
20110012993IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS - An image reproducing apparatus includes an AV processing unit operable to generate an image signal by superposing a first image of a content on a second image of the content in a positionally adjusted manner based on an offset information, an output unit operable to output the generated image signal to an image display apparatus in accordance with a 3D image output format which is a format for outputting an image signal for stereoscopic image display, and an input unit operable to receive an information indicating whether the content is displayed in a 3D image or in a non-3D image. In the case where the input unit receives the instruction to display the content in the non-3D image when the output unit outputs the image signal in accordance with the 3D image output format, the AV processing unit superposes the first image on the second image in a positionally adjusted manner based on an amount of offset having a fixed value to generate an image signal, and the output unit outputs the generated image signal to the image display apparatus in accordance with the 3D image output mode.01-20-2011
20110012992SIMULCAST OF STEREOVIEWS FOR 3D TV - A three-dimensional (3D) video encoder includes a first encoder, a second encoder, and a multiplexer. The first encoder is configured to encode a base view to form a first independently compressed video stream associated with video content. The second encoder is configured to encode a nonbase view to form a second independently compressed video stream associated with the video content. The multiplexer is configured to multiplex the first and second independently compressed video streams associated with the video content to form a transport stream. The transport stream is operable to be processed to render a 3D video using the base and nonbase views.01-20-2011
20110012991MOVING IMAGE RECORDING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND MOVING IMAGE CODING METHOD AND MOVING IMAGE CODER - A moving image recording apparatus for a moving image file of a three dimensional moving image is provided, and includes a parallax detection device for determining parallax information of parallax of one principal object commonly present in images of an image set from multiple view points among image sets of a stream for the three dimensional moving image. A compressor compresses the images in still image compression coding for separately coding the images in the three dimensional moving image, to obtain compressed image data. A recording control unit records in a storage medium the moving image file constituted by plural blocks each of which includes the compressed image data of the image set and the parallax information from the parallax detection device. Preferably, the object is a face region of a person. The still image compression coding is JPEG coding.01-20-2011
20110012990ADAPTIVE HDMI FORMATTING SYSTEM FOR 3D VIDEO TRANSMISSION - A system configured to support video formatting without a priori knowledge of video formatting requirements of a display device. The system relies on video information transmitted from the display device to a source device to facilitate determining the video formatting requirements of the display device. The system can be used within any television network, gaming network, and content sourcing network where it may be advantageous to deploy a source device that can support formatting requirements for a plurality of different display types.01-20-2011
20120224025TRANSPORT STREAM STRUCTURE INCLUDING IMAGE DATA AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING IMAGE DATA - An image transmitting apparatus and method and an image receiving apparatus and method, the image receiving apparatus including a decoder receiving and decoding an image signal including image data and an image characteristic parameter which contains information indicating whether the image data represents a two-dimensional (09-06-2012
20120224024System and Method for Providing a Real-Time Three-Dimensional Digital Impact Virtual Audience - The present disclosure generally provides a system and method for providing a real-time three-dimensional digital impact virtual audience. The system and method may include processing video associated with a live event to produce a corresponding data stream, compositing the corresponding data stream with at least one sequence of predictability data stream to create a digital framework, processing the digital framework into at least one full-form representation of at least one object depicted in the video, and transmitting the at least one full-form representation to one or more remote audience devices associated with one or more virtual audience members, wherein the one or more virtual audience members are viewing the same live event using their respective remote audience devices.09-06-2012
20130063559Three-Dimensional Data Acquisition - A projector illuminates an object, within the field of view of a camera, with a sequence of code patterns. The camera captures the illuminated object and provides object images to a decoder to convert the code patterns into code. A transition locator locates discontinuities in the code pattern images. A dequantizer reconstructs a range image from those discontinuities and said code.03-14-2013
20130063558Systems and Methods for Incorporating Two Dimensional Images Captured by a Moving Studio Camera with Actively Controlled Optics into a Virtual Three Dimensional Coordinate System - A method for incorporating two dimensional images such as those captured by a video camera, which is moving and whose optics, particularly zoom and focus, are controlled by a human or by automatic means, into a virtual three dimensional coordinate system is provided In one embodiment the method acquires calibration data over the functional range of the studio camera optics, and then in operation dynamically performs the appropriate transformations needed to map the video stream to the virtual coordinate system, even as the acquiring studio camera moves, zooms, and changes focus.03-14-2013
20130162774COMPRESSION METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OCCLUSION DATA - Methods and apparatuses for coding occlusion layers, such as occlusion video data and occlusion depth data in 3D video, are disclosed. A decoding method comprising the steps of: extracting an indicator representative of an original format for received occlusion data, the original format selected from a one of a sparse occlusion data format and a filled occlusion data format; arranging 2D data, which is associated with said occlusion data, at location after temporal and inter-view pictures in a reference picture list; identifying at least one of an occlusion area macroblock and a non-occlusion area macroblock for the occlusion data; decoding said occlusion data to produce decoded occlusion data, wherein said decoding includes: for each non-occlusion macroblock, when said indicator indicates the filled occlusion data format, replacing the occlusion data in said non-occlusion macroblock with a corresponding macroblock of associated 2D data to produce a decoded occlusion data; and when said indicator indicates the sparse occlusion data format, filling said non-occlusion macroblock with data indicative of a defined characteristic to produce decoded occlusion data; and otherwise for each occlusion macroblock, decoding said occlusion macroblock to produce decoded occlusion data; and outputting the decoded occlusion data.06-27-2013
20090237490System and method for stereoscopic image creation and transmission - A system and method for stereoscopic image creation, transmission, and rendering includes a camera having a plurality of fixed position and orientation image capture devices in combination with a multiplexer for creating stereoscopic image data. The stereoscopic image data may be transmitted via a computer network for remote rendering and viewing, stored for subsequent transmission, and/or stored to a physical medium for distribution and/or publication. The system and method are adapted for use with currently-available personal computers and Internet connections, wherein individuals may use the system for 3-D video chat rooms, 3-D video conferencing, and 3-D video production and webcast.09-24-2009
20130162769AUTO-DETECT METHOD FOR DETECTING IMAGE FORMAT AND PLAYBACK METHOD APPLYING THE SAME - An auto-detect method for detecting a single-frame image format is provided. A single-frame image is divided into a plurality of macro-blocks. Each of the macro-blocks is divided into a plurality of sub-blocks. A meta-block is allocated in each of the sub-blocks. A pixel luminance sum characteristic value for each of the meta-blocks is calculated. A first confidence between a left half and a right half of the single-frame image is calculated according to the pixel luminance sum characteristic values. A second confidence between an upper half and a lower hap of the single-frame image is calculated according to the pixel luminance sum characteristic values. A format of the single-frame image is determined according to the pixel luminance sum characteristic values, and the first and second confidences of the single-frame image.06-27-2013
201301627703D ENCODING APPARATUS - A 3D encoding apparatus encodes an input image and generates and outputs a three dimensional stream including a basic stream and an extended stream including a plurality of image groups. A 3D encoding apparatus includes a setter that sets a specific delay value for each image group based on the a first delay value as a delay value of the basic stream and a second delay value as a delay value of the three dimensional stream. The setter sets the specific delay value to a value not more than smaller one of the first delay value and the second delay value. The first virtual buffer and the second virtual buffer perform the buffer simulation for n+1th image group based on information about the specific delay value of the nth image group set by the setter in the basic stream and three dimensional stream.06-27-2013
20130162771BROADCAST SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR 3-DIMENSIONAL (3D) BROADCASTING SERVICE - The present invention relates to a broadcast signal processing method and device for 3D broadcasting service. The broadcast signal processing method according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: encoding 3D video broadcast data that includes left image broadcast data having a left image and right image broadcast data having a right image to provide 3D effects; encoding signaling information for signaling the encoded 3D video broadcast data; generating a broadcast signal including the encoded 3D video broadcast data and the encoded signaling information; and transmitting the generated broadcast signal.06-27-2013
20130162772TRANSMISSION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND RECEPTION DEVICE - Transmission of disparity information is performed so as not to prevent reception processing of a legacy 2D-compatible reception device.06-27-2013
20130162765MODIFYING LUMINANCE OF IMAGES IN A SOURCE VIDEO STREAM IN A FIRST OUTPUT TYPE FORMAT TO AFFECT GENERATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEO STREAM USED TO PRODUCE AN OUTPUT VIDEO STREAM IN A SECOND OUTPUT TYPE FORMAT - Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for processing a source video stream of frames of images providing a first type of output format to generate a supplemental video stream used with the source video stream to produce an output video stream having a second type of output format. A modification is received to a luminance of a group of pixels that forms a distinct image that appears in at least one frame in the source video stream. The received modification to the luminance is applied to produce a first modified video stream. The color values for the pixels in the images in the frames in the first modified stream are transformed to different color values to produce a second modified video stream, which is merged with the corresponding frames in the second modified video stream to produce the supplemental video stream.06-27-2013
20090009590Method for reducing stereoscopic phase-lag distortion under motion in a 3-dimensional video display - According to various illustrative embodiments, a device, system, and method for reducing stereoscopic phase-lag distortion under motion in a 3-dimensional video display are described. In one aspect, a method comprises reducing a phase difference between a first image and a second image in a portion of a frame time of the 3-dimensional video display. The method also comprises redistributing respective bit sequences of at least portions of the first image and the second image by respective amounts arranged to effect the reduction of the phase difference between the first image and the second image. The method also comprises displaying the redistributed respective bit sequences of the portions of the first image and the second image during the frame time of the 3-dimensional video display.01-08-2009
20120113222VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A video signal processing apparatus includes a correction pixel determining unit configured to detect an edge and a background region of a left-eye image and a right-eye image so as to determine a pixel that is to be corrected, a correction amount map forming unit configured to calculate a correction amount for each pixel based on whether the pixel is determined as a correction pixel, so as to form a correction amount map of a screen, and an image correcting unit configured to add the correction amount map to each of the left-eye image and the right-eye image that are inputted, so as to obtain a correction image.05-10-2012
20120113221IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A combination image has a pair of 3D-presentation images horizontally or vertically arranged and resulting from compressing original 3D-presentation images into half size. One of the left-hand and right-hand haves or the upper and lower halves of the combination image is set as a to-be-enhanced image while the other is set as a reference image. A block having a prescribed number of pixels is formed in the to-be-enhanced image. The formed block extends at and around an interpolation object position. The reference image is searched for a reference block matching in pattern with the formed block. A value at a pixel in the reference block which positionally corresponds to the interpolation object position is decided to be a candidate value for an interpolation-result pixel. The interpolation-result pixel having the candidate value is placed at the interpolation object position to change the to-be-enhanced image into a resolution-enhanced image.05-10-2012
20120113220VIDEO OUTPUT DEVICE, VIDEO OUTPUT METHOD, RECEPTION DEVICE AND RECEPTION METHOD - In order to effectively determine 3D video from the video information, improve the user convenience while avoiding the risk of erroneous determination due to unconditional 3D switching, and reduce process load due to unconditional determination of the video, a 3D determination method based on video information is performed by means of a plurality of resources such as the correlation information of the video. At this time, it is determined whether the video signal is 3D video or 2D video according to the time and conditions set for the determination. Then, the video output is switched between 2D video and 3D video based on the determination result. Or a message is displayed to check if the user enables or disables 3D switching before the video is switched. Or, the conditions for the video determination are limited.05-10-2012
20120113219IMAGE CONVERSION APPARATUS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHODS USING THE SAME - A method for converting an image in an image conversion apparatus is provided. The method includes receiving a stereo image, down-scaling the stereo image, performing stereo-matching by applying adaptive weight to the down-scaled stereo images, generating a depth map according to the stereo-matching, up-scaling the depth map by referring to an input image of original resolution, and generating a plurality of multi-view images by performing depth-image-based rendering with respect to the up-scaled depth map and the input image of original resolution. Accordingly, a plurality of multi-view images may be obtained with ease.05-10-2012
20120113218RECEIVING APPARATUS AND RECEIVING METHOD - It is an object of the present invention to provide a content receiving apparatus capable of receiving, storing, and externally exporting content distributed from various networks. A receiving apparatus for receiving a digital signal in which a 3D video program and a 2D video program are mixedly present, includes a program selection unit configured to display and select a received program list; and a function determination unit configured to determine a function of viewing the 3D video program and 2D video program included in the receiving apparatus, wherein the program selection unit displays a viewable program list of the receiving apparatus according to a determination result of the function determination unit at the time of displaying the received program list.05-10-2012
20120113217INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a recording medium that allow a reproducing apparatus to determine which one of a base stream and an enhancement stream obtained by encoding video data obtained from a plurality of viewpoints using a predetermined encoding method is a stream of a left image and which one is a stream of a right image. 3D_PL_type indicates the type of a PlayList. The value of the 3D_PL_type equal to “01” indicates a PLayList for B-D1 reproduction of 3D reproduction. The value of the 3D_PL_type equal to “10” indicates a PLayList for B-D2 reproduction of 3D reproduction. view_type indicates whether the Base view video stream whose reproduction is managed using the PlayList is a stream of an L image (L view) or a stream of an R image (R view). The present invention is applicable to reproducing apparatuses that comply with the BD-ROM standard.05-10-2012
20120236116DECODER, PROJECTION DEVICE, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A decoder, a projection device, and an image processing method are provided. The decoder has a decoding circuit and a buffer coupled to the decoding circuit. The decoding circuit receives a three-dimensional video signal and a control signal and decodes the three-dimensional video signal to generate first image data and second image data. The buffer temporarily stores at least one of the first image data and the second image data. The decoding circuit adjusts an output time difference between outputting the first image data and outputting the second image data according to the control signal.09-20-2012
20120236114DEPTH INFORMATION GENERATOR FOR GENERATING DEPTH INFORMATION OUTPUT BY ONLY PROCESSING PART OF RECEIVED IMAGES HAVING DIFFERENT VIEWS, AND RELATED DEPTH INFORMATION GENERATING METHOD AND DEPTH ADJUSTING APPARATUS THEREOF - A depth information generator includes a receiving circuit and a depth information generating block having a first depth information generating circuit included therein. The receiving circuit is arranged for receiving a multi-view video stream which transmits a plurality of images respectively corresponding to different views. The first depth information generating circuit is coupled to the receiving circuit, and arranged for generating a first depth information output by only processing part of the received images. In addition, a depth information generating method includes following steps: receiving a multi-view video stream which transmits a plurality of images respectively corresponding to different views; and generating a first depth information output by only processing part of the received images.09-20-2012
20120236113Disparity Data Transport in Standard Caption Service - A method of processing disparity data for closed captions for three dimensional video involves receiving closed caption data including closed caption text within a first Standard service block having a service number in the range of 1-6; receiving closed caption disparity data within a Standard service block having a service number equal to n, where n is between 1 and 6; receiving a linkage field which associates each instance of said disparity data to a corresponding Standard service; parsing the disparity data from the closed caption data appearing in service number n; and processing the caption text and disparity data to produce an output suitable for defining a rendering of a three dimensional image on a display of the caption text at a z-axis position defined by the disparity data. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.09-20-2012
20130162766OVERLAYING FRAMES OF A MODIFIED VIDEO STREAM PRODUCED FROM A SOURCE VIDEO STREAM ONTO THE SOURCE VIDEO STREAM IN A FIRST OUTPUT TYPE FORMAT TO GENERATE A SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEO STREAM USED TO PRODUCE AN OUTPUT VIDEO STREAM IN A SECOND OUTPUT TYPE FORMAT - Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for processing a source video stream of frames of images providing a first type of output format to generate a supplemental video stream, wherein the source video stream and the supplemental video stream are processed by a video processor to produce an output video stream having a second type of output format. The source video stream has a plurality of frames of digital images comprising an array of pixels for the first type of output format. The color values in the frames of the source video stream are transformed to different color values to produce a modified video stream. The frames in the modified video stream are overlaid onto the corresponding frames in the source video stream with an opacity value less than 100% to produce frames in the supplemental video stream.06-27-2013
20130162767ENDOSCOPE AND WIRELESS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM THEREOF - An endoscope, tied-in a display device, including a tube, a distal section and a handling section is provided. The distal section, coupled to a distal end of the tube, includes a first wafer-level image sensor which is disposed to capture at least one first image. The handling section, coupled to a proximal end of the tube, includes a transmitter which transmits the first image to the display device via a wireless connection.06-27-2013
20130162768SYSTEM FOR CONVERTING 2D VIDEO INTO 3D VIDEO - A 2D video to 3D video conversion system includes a video content analysis unit, a depth estimation unit, a post-processing unit, and a stereoscopic video generation unit. The video content analysis unit can analyze a 2D video datum and extract useful information including motion and color from the 2D video datum for depth estimation. The depth estimation unit is adapted for receiving the useful information, calculating motion cue and contrast cue for initial depth estimation, and generating an initial depth map. The post-processing unit is adapted for correcting the initial depth map in spatial domain and temporal domain to increase accuracy in spatial domain and depth continuity between adjacent time instances and for processing the caption in the video to generate a final depth map. The stereoscopic video generation unit is adapted for synthesizing 3D video datum from the final depth map and 2D video datum.06-27-2013
20130162773COMPRESSION METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OCCLUSION DATA - Methods and apparatuses for coding occlusion layers, such as occlusion video data and occlusion depth data in 3D video, are disclosed. A decoding method comprising the steps of: extracting an indicator representative of an original format for received occlusion data , the original format selected from one of a sparse occlusion data format and a filled occlusion data format; decoding the received occlusion data to produce decoded occlusion data ; and when the indicator indicates the original format as a filled occlusion data format, converting the decoded occlusion data from a sparse occlusion data format to the filled occlusion data format , the converting further including; replacing non-occlusion area data, which is represented with a defined characteristic, by respective collocated samples from 2D data in the video data frame associated with the occlusion data ; outputting the decoded occlusion data and, when present, converted decoded occlusion data .06-27-2013
20110032332METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE PROGRESSIVE 3D VIDEO FORMAT CONVERSION - A 3-dimensional (3D) video receiver may be operable to scale a decompressed 3D video frame having a first 3D video progressive format to generate a 3D video frame having a second 3D video progressive format, where the second 3D video progressive format comprises a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) format. When operating in an electronic program guide mode or a graphics over video mode, the 3D video frame having the second 3D video progressive format may be blended with graphics. The 3D video frame having the second 3D video progressive format may be converted to generate a 3D video frame having a 3D video interlaced format by performing a pulldown. The 3D video frame having the second 3D video progressive format at a 50 Hz frame rate may be frame-rate upconverted to generate a 3D video frame having a third 3D video progressive format at a 60 Hz frame rate.02-10-2011
20110032330IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method for operating an image display apparatus includes entering a three-dimensional (3D) setting menu, upon receipt of a 3D view input, displaying the 3D setting menu on a display, for setting at least one of a 3D format and an ordering of left-eye and right-eye images that form a 3D image, and displaying a 3D image obtained by performing 3D processing on an input image according to the set 3D format or the set ordering of left-eye and right-eye images on the display.02-10-2011
20090128621System and/or method for automated stereoscopic alignment of images - A system and/or a method provide automated stereoscopic alignment of images. The system and/or the method provide automated stereoscopic alignment of images, such as, for example, two or more video streams. A camera array and/or a target capture and/or scale the images. A computer is programmed to automatically align the images in a post production process after the images are captured by the camera array. The computer may, alternatively, be programmed to automatically align cameras with motors in the camera array, simultaneously, while filming the images.05-21-2009
20100289873IMAGE CONVERSION METHOD AND IMAGE CONVERSION APPARATUS - An image conversion apparatus includes an image signal input unit repeatedly inputting an odd-numbered frame of a first parallax, an odd-numbered frame of a second parallax, an even-numbered frame of the first parallax, and an even-numbered frame of the second parallax, in this order; a frame memory storing the first and second parallax data having been input; a memory control unit alternately reading as field data (m+1) pieces (m is an integer of one or larger than one) of identical odd-numbered frames of the first parallax and m pieces of identical odd-numbered frames of the second parallax, and subsequently alternately reading as field data m pieces of identical even-numbered frames of the first parallax and (m+1) pieces of identical even-numbered frames of the second parallax; and an image output unit outputting the field data having been read.11-18-2010
20110157303METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATION OF CAPTIONS OVER STEROSCOPIC 3D IMAGES - A method and system is disclosed for generating a caption relative to a three-dimensional (3D) image. The caption may be generated such that it appears relative to a screen plane of an output device used to render the 3D image. The caption may be added to left and right viewpoint images included within images used by the output device to render the 3D image as a function of the positioning of the caption relative to the screen plane.06-30-2011
20120236115POST-FILTERING IN FULL RESOLUTION FRAME-COMPATIBLE STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO CODING - Stereoscopic video data encoded according to a full resolution frame-compatible stereoscopic vide coding process. Such stereoscopic video data consists of a right view and a left that are encoded in half resolution versions in an interleaved base layer and an interleaved enhancement layer. When decoded, the right view and left view are filtered according to two sets of filter coefficients, one set for the left view and one set for the right view. The sets of filter coefficients are generated by an encoder by comparing the original left and right views to decoded versions of the left and right views.09-20-2012
20100033554Image Processing Apparatus, Image Processing Method, and Program - A image processing apparatus including: an image input section inputting a two-dimensional image signal; an image conversion section inputting an image signal output from the image input section, and generating and outputting images for right and left eyes for allowing binocular stereovision; and an image output section outputting the images for right and left eyes output from the image conversion section, wherein the image conversion section extracts a spatial feature quantity of the input image signal, and performs image conversion processing conducting enhancement processing applying the feature quantity to the input image signal so that either an image for a right eye or an image for a left eye is generated.02-11-2010
20110279645TRANSFERRING OF 3D IMAGE DATA - A system of transferring of three dimensional (3D) image data is described. A 3D source device (11-17-2011
201102796473D VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND 3D VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - A 3D video processing apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes an offset value complementing unit which complements an offset value of the first picture, by assigning a value which is equal to or greater than the first offset value and equal to or smaller than the second offset value, the first offset value representing the smaller one of the offset value assigned to the second picture temporally preceding the first picture and the offset value assigned to the third picture temporally succeeding the first picture, and the second offset value representing the larger one of the offset value assigned to the second picture and the offset value assigned to the third picture.11-17-2011
20100171812FORMAT FOR ENCODED STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA FILE - A method of constructing an encoded stereoscopic image data file is provided. The encoded stereoscopic image data file includes a file type declaration unit indicating whether the file is a stereoscopic image, a meta data unit including one or more track containers for containing meta data of the encoded stereoscopic image data, and an image data unit including one or more stereoscopic image data containers for containing image information of the encoded stereoscopic image data.07-08-2010
20110279646BROADCAST RECEIVER AND VIDEO DATA PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A broadcast receiver and a method for processing 3D video data are disclosed. A method for processing video data of a broadcast receiver includes receiving a broadcast signal including a video stream, wherein the video stream includes a plurality of video stream sections having different viewpoints, acquiring viewpoint information indicating corresponding viewpoints of the video stream sections, and outputting an interface indicating a viewpoint of the video stream that is currently displayed according to the viewpoint information.11-17-2011
201102796443D CAPTION SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND 3D CAPTION DISPLAY METHOD - A method for transmitting a three-dimensional (3D) caption signal and caption display method are disclosed to three-dimensionally display caption text such that it fits a 3D image in a 3D display device. 3D caption box configuration information and caption text are generated to display a 3D caption within a 3D image, and the 3D caption box configuration information and the caption text are inserted into a video picture header region to code the image signal, and then, the image signal is transmitted. In the caption display method, a broadcast signal including a 3D image signal is received, and 3D caption box configuration information and caption text included in the broadcast signal are acquired. A caption image including 3D caption text disposed within a 3D caption box is then generated based on the 3D caption box configuration information and the caption text, and displayed.11-17-2011
20110279643IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus that corrects gradation of a first image, which is one image from among the image for left eye and the image for right eye, and gradation of a second image, which is the other image from among the image for left eye and the image for right eye, the image processing apparatus comprises: a detection unit that detects parallax between the first image and second image; a correction unit that detects a pixel in the second image corresponding to a pixel in the first image on the basis of the parallax, and corrects a gradation value of the pixel in the first image and a gradation value of the pixel in the second image corresponding to the pixel in the first image by using a single gradation conversion curve.11-17-2011
20110279642OPTICAL DISK FOR HIGH RESOLUTION AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO RECORDING, OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISK RECORDING APPARATUS - The present invention has an objective of providing an optical disk having a high resolution picture and a system for reproducing data on the optical disk, which are compatible with a conventional system for reproducing an ordinary resolution picture. A high resolution signal is divided into a main signal and a sub signal by picture division means and MPEG-encoded. The main signal and the sub signal are divided into frames each having 1 GOP or more. The resultant first interleave block 11-17-2011
20120188337PSEUDO 3D IMAGE GENERATION DEVICE, IMAGE ENCODING DEVICE, IMAGE ENCODING METHOD, IMAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD, IMAGE DECODING DEVICE, AND IMAGE DECODING METHOD - A pseudo 3D image generation device includes frame memories that store a plurality of basic depth models used for estimating depth data based on a non-3D image signal and generating a pseudo 3D image signal; a depth model combination unit that combines the plurality of basic depth models for generating a composite depth model based on a control signal indicating composite percentages for combining the plurality of basic depth models; an addition unit that generates depth estimation data from the non-3D image signal and the composite depth models; and a texture shift unit that shifts the texture of the non-3D image for generating the pseudo 3D image signal.07-26-2012
20110285819VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - To provide a video signal processing apparatus which allows suppressing increase in amount of processing, the video signal processing apparatus processes a 3D video signal including a left eye image and a right eye image, and includes: a film detection unit that is an example of an information obtaining unit which obtains, from one of the left eye image and the right eye image, information used for performing predetermined processing; and an IP conversion unit that is an example of an image processing unit which performs the predetermined processing on both the left eye image and the right eye image, using the information obtained by the information obtaining unit.11-24-2011
20110134215METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING 3D IMAGE AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING 3D IMAGE - Provided are a method and apparatus for providing a 3D image and a method and apparatus for displaying a 3D image. The method for providing a 3D image includes: inserting an identification mark into 3D image data, the 3D image including a left-eye image and a right-eye image, for distinguishing the left-eye image and the right-eye image; and transmitting the identification mark-inserted 3D image data to a display apparatus06-09-2011
201100691522D to 3D video conversion - A method for real-time 2D to 3D video conversion includes receiving a decoded 2D video frame having an original resolution, downscaling the decoded 2D video frame into an associated 2D video frame having a lower resolution, and segmenting objects present in the downscaled 2D video frame into background objects and foreground objects. The method also includes generating a background depth map and a foreground depth map for the downscaled 2D video frame based on the segmented background and foreground objects, and deriving a frame depth map in the original resolution based on the background depth map and the foreground depth map. The method further includes providing a 3D video frame for display at a real-time playback rate. The 3D video frame is generated in the original resolution based on the frame depth map.03-24-2011
20120007951SYSTEM AND FORMAT FOR ENCODING DATA AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL RENDERING - 3D+F encoding of data and three-dimensional rendering includes generating a fused view 2D image and associated generating-vectors, by combining first and second 2D images such that the fused view 2D image contains information associated with elements of the first and second 2D images, and the generating-vectors indicate operations to be performed on the elements of the fused view 2D image to recover the first and second 2D images. The facilitates 3D rendering using reduced power requirements compared to conventional techniques, while providing high quality, industry standard image quality.01-12-2012
20110298891COMPOSITE PHASE-SHIFTING ALGORITHM FOR 3-D SHAPE COMPRESSION - A method includes acquiring a 3-D geometry through use of a virtual fringe projection system and storing a representation of the 3-D geometry as a RGB color image on a computer readable storage medium A method for storing a representation of a 3-D image includes storing on a computer readable storage medium a 24-bit color image having a red channel, a green channel, and a blue channel. The red channel includes a representation of a sine fringe image. The green channel includes a representation of a cosine fringe image. The blue channel includes a representation of a stair image or other information for use in phase unwrapping. Alternatively, all channels may include representations of fringe patterns.12-08-2011
20110298890ADAPTIVE FILTER FOR VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING - An adaptive temporal motion filter for a video decoder system operates in an infinite impulse response (IIR), a max or a bypass mode. The adaptive temporal motion filter includes an adaptive time constant control module and a filter gain module. A gain factor of the filter gain module is varied by the adaptive time constant control module for every pixel in a current composite video signal. The adaptive time constant control module selects a variable gain for the filter gain module based on the motion magnitude, motion polarity and chroma luma status of the pixel.12-08-2011
20110285814APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING TWO-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO FRAMES TO STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO FRAMES - An apparatus is provided for converting two-dimensional video frames to stereoscopic video frames, comprising a comparing unit, a temporal transform operator and a spatial transform operator. The comparing unit receives a sequence of two-dimensional video frames and provides a comparison result indicative of temporal difference data for the sequence of two-dimensional video frames. The temporal transform operator is coupled to the comparing unit for modifying the sequence of two-dimensional video frames according to the comparison result. The spatial transform operator is coupled to the comparing unit and the temporal transform operator for generating a stereoscopic frame pair according to each frame of the modified video frames. The stereoscopic frame pair comprises a left-eye video frame and a right-eye video frame for providing visual differences perceived by human eyes.11-24-2011
20110285818SOURCE DEVICE AND SINK DEVICE AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA SERVICE AND RELATED DATA - A source device and a sink device and a method of transmitting and receiving a multimedia service therebetween. A method of transmitting a multimedia service from a source device includes: generating uncompressed media data from media provided in the multimedia service; determining reproduction information of the media for a sink device and three-dimensional (3D) video reproduction information of 3D video for the sink device to reproduce the 3D video; and generating media auxiliary data including at least one of the reproduction information and the 3D video reproduction information and outputting the media auxiliary data and the uncompressed media data through the display interface.11-24-2011
20110285817STEREO IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, STEREO IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTING METHOD, STEREO IMAGE DATA RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND STEREO IMAGE DATA RECEIVING METHOD - A stereo image data transmitting apparatus includes an image data output unit configured to output stereo image data including left-eye image data and right-eye image data, a superimposition information data output unit configured to output data of superimposition information that is to be superimposed on images based on the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data, a disparity information output unit configured to output disparity information for giving disparity by shifting the superimposition information that is to be superimposed on the images based on the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data, and a data transmitting unit configured to transmit a multiplexed data stream including a first data stream and a second data stream, the first data stream including the stereo image data, the second data stream including the data of the superimposition information and the disparity information.11-24-2011
20110285815Method for processing stereoscopic images and corresponding device - The invention relates to a method for video processing of at least one image of a video sequence, said video sequence comprising a plurality of image pairs, each image pair comprising a first image and a second image said first and second images being intended to form a stereoscopic image. In order to reduce display defects, the method comprises a step of generation of at least a third image by motion compensated temporal interpolation from at least two of said second images.11-24-2011
201200989313D MOTION PICTURE ADAPTION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to an 3D motion picture adaption system (04-26-2012
20120098930IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing device including a video signal output section which executes resolution conversion of an image, where in a case where a plurality of different images are included in an input image which is the resolution conversion target, the video signal output section executes a reference pixel setting process, which is the same as a reference pixel setting process of an image edge portion, at the time of a pixel value calculation of an output image in the vicinity of the image boundary, and a pixel value of an output pixel in the vicinity of the image boundary is determined using a pixel value of a reference pixel set using the image edge process.04-26-2012
20110292175BROADCAST RECEIVER AND 3D SUBTITLE DATA PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A broadcast receiver and a 3D subtitle data processing method thereof are disclosed. A method for processing three dimensional (3D) subtitle data includes receiving, by a receiver, a broadcast signal including 3D subtitle data, extracting, by an extracting unit, subtitle display information for a base view and extended subtitle display information for an extended view from the 3D subtitle data, and controlling, by a controller, a 3D subtitle display using the subtitle display information for the base view and the extended subtitle display information for the extended view.12-01-2011
20110292176METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING VIDEO IMAGE - A method of processing video images is provided. The method includes reproducing 3-dimensional (3D) video images by generating left-eye video images and right-eye video images from a video stream, receiving a first command for activating a pop-up interactive graphics stream during the reproduction of the 3D video images, and reproducing 2-dimensional (2D) video images by generating either left-eye video images or right-eye video images from the video stream, in response to the first command for activating the pop-up interactive graphics stream.12-01-2011
20110292174METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING AND RECEIVING DIGITAL BROADCAST SIGNAL FOR 3-DIMENSIONAL SUBTITLE - The disclosed method for processing a digital broadcast signal including a 3-dimensional, 3D, content comprises encoding 3D video data for the 3D content, the 3D video data including a left picture for a left view and a right picture for a right view for a 3D image, generating signaling data including a subtitle segment having information for signaling 3D subtitles for the 3D content, and transmitting the digital broadcast signal including the encoded 3D video data and generated signaling data.12-01-2011
20110292172VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A video signal processing apparatus includes a histogram detecting unit detecting a histogram of a luminance distribution of either one of a left-eye video signal and a right-eye video signal among input stereoscopic video signals, a gamma-curve calculating unit calculating a gamma curve based on the histogram detected by the histogram detecting unit, and a gamma-curve output unit correcting the left-eye video signal and the right-eye video signal based on the gamma curve calculated by the gamma-curve calculating unit.12-01-2011
20110292171Systems and Methods for Managing Distribution of 3D Media - Provided are systems and methods for managing distribution of three dimensional visual media to a plurality of displays. For example, there is a content server for managing distribution of three dimensional (3D) visual media to a client over a network, where the client has a display. The content server comprises a server processor configured to determine a plurality of supported 3D modes of the client, enable one the plurality of supported 3D modes, and provide the 3D visual media to the client for presentation on the display of the client.12-01-2011
20110292170METHOD AND APPARAUS FOR MAKING INTELLIGENT USE OF ACTIVE SPACE IN FRAME PACKING FORMAT - Active Space separates the Left Frame from the Right Frame in a frame packing format. A source device is expected to transmit a constant pixel value. A sink device is expected to ignore all data received during the Active space regardless of the value. Embodiments of the present invention involve the Source device to embed intelligent information in the Active Space in lieu of the recommended fixed pixel value. Then the Sink device may read the embedded information from the Active Space, and infer the transition between the left frame and the right frame which is useful, for example, to synchronize eyewear.12-01-2011
20110292169METHOD AND APPARAUS FOR ADAPTIVE STABLE IMAGE TIMING IN STEREOSCOPIC 3D SYSTEMS - Embodiments are directed to adaptive stable image timing in stereoscopic 3D systems which may include maximizing the ratio of the Addressable Video time to a total time between two horizontal Sync pulses and minimizing the ratio of “Addressable” Video time to a total time between two Vertical Sync pulses. As the resolution size of the display decreases, the ratio minimized gets even smaller, leading to longer stable image resulting in higher 3D viewing quality.12-01-2011
20080278569Automatic Conversion from Monoscopic Video to Stereoscopic Video - The invention is a method for converting a monoscopic video movie passively acquired using a single camera to a stereoscopic video movie. The method comprises generating stereoscopic pairs comprising, for each frame in the original sequence, a transformed original frame selected from the monoscopic video movie and a transformed alternate frame. The transformed frames are generated from the original and the alternate frame.11-13-2008
20110292173TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION SYSTEM - A transmission apparatus includes a first data stream generation unit, a second data stream generation unit, and a data transmission unit. The first data stream generation unit generates an image compression data stream. The second data stream generation unit generates a audio compression data stream to which specific information which is not directly related to audio data is added. The data transmission unit multiplexes the image compression data stream generated by the first data stream generation unit and the audio compression data stream generated by the second data stream generation unit, and transmits the resulting data stream.12-01-2011
20110141234Stereoscopic Image Data Transmission Device, Stereoscopic AImage Data Transmission Method, And Stereoscopic Image Data Reception Device - [Object] To maintain consistency of perspective between objects in an image in closed caption display and so forth.06-16-2011
20110141235STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTER AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA RECEIVER - [Object] To provide a data structure that allows transmission of disparity information for restricted use, such as closed caption information, and that is capable of being easily coordinated with the existing broadcast standards.06-16-2011
20110141233THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATA RECEPTION DEVICE, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATA RECEPTION METHOD - [Object] To maintain the consistency in perspective, in the display of subtitle information, graphics information, or the like, between the information and each object in an image.06-16-2011
20130215221KEY VIDEO FRAME SELECTION METHOD - A method for selecting key video frames from a digital video captured using a digital video camera, the digital video including a temporal sequence of video frames. The method includes determining a camera position of the digital video camera for each video frame, and fitting a smoothed camera path to the camera positions. A sequence of target camera positions spaced out along the smoothed camera path is determined such that a corresponding set of target video frames has at least a target level of overlapping scene content. A set of key video frames are selected from the temporal sequence of video frames based on the target camera positions;08-22-2013
20110199459METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING AN INPUT THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO SIGNAL - The invention relates to a system and method of processing an input three dimensional video signal comprising multiple views, the method comprising: determining a far disparity estimate indicative of the largest disparity value for the input three dimensional video signal, a near disparity estimate indicative of the smallest disparity value for a spatial region within the input three dimensional video signal, adapting the input three dimensional video signal by shifting the input three dimensional video signal backwards by means of a disparity shift based on the far disparity estimate and generating an overlay within the spatial region for the shifted three dimensional video signal based on the near disparity estimate and the disparity shift. The invention further relates to a computer program product implementing a method according to the present invention.08-18-2011
20110199456APPARATUS FOR IMAGE REPRODUCTION AND METHOD THEREFOR - An apparatus for image reproduction and a method therefor are provided. The apparatus includes a processing module and a logic circuit. The processing module outputs a data signal. The logic circuit is for selectively processing a single image of the data signal and a group of images of the data signal for displaying. When the apparatus is in a synchronization mode, the logic circuit processes a data pattern of the data signal for determining a sequence of the data signal. When the apparatus is in a display mode, the logic circuit processes the group of images of the data signal according to the determined sequence. In an embodiment, the group of images indicates a three-dimensional (3-D) image for displaying by a 3-D panel.08-18-2011
20100091092Image processing apparatus and method - An image processing apparatus is disclosed. A calculation unit may determine a disocclusion region of a first frame of a video. A processing unit may generate color information of the disocclusion region of the first frame using color information associated with a second frame of the video.04-15-2010
20100265315THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE COMBINING APPARATUS - A three-dimensional image combining apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain data of a main image as an image enabling stereoscopic view, data of an additional image to be combined with the main image and be displayed, and position information for defining a display position in a depth direction of the additional image in stereoscopic view of the additional image, a scaling unit configured to upscale or downscale the main image, an adjusting unit configured to adjust the position information based on a magnification of upscaling or downscaling the main image, and a combining unit configured to combine the additional image with the upscaled or downscaled main image based on the adjusted position information so that the additional image can be viewed stereoscopically.10-21-2010
20080303894Stereoscopic Image Display Method and Apparatus, Method for Generating 3D Image Data From a 2D Image Data Input and an Apparatus for Generating 3D Image Data From a 2D Image Data Input - 2D image data are converted into 3D image data. The image is divided, on the basis of focusing characteristics, into two or more regions, it is determined to which region an edge separating two regions belongs. The regions are depth ordered in accordance with the rule that the rule that a region comprising an edge is closer to the viewer than an adjacent region and to the regions 3-D depth information is assigned in accordance with the established depth order of the regions. Preferably to each of the regions a depth is assigned in dependence on an average or median focusing characteristic of the region.12-11-2008
20110267427MULTIPLE SENSOR INPUT DATA SYNTHESIS - New systems and methods are hereby provided that inherently and naturally resolve the challenges of synthesizing coordinated inputs from multiple cameras. For example, a multi-sensor mediator may collect the input data from multiple sensors, and generate a composite signal that encodes the combined data from the different sensors. The multi-sensor mediator may then relay the composite signal to a sensor controller, as if the signal were coming from a single sensor. A computing device that receives the input from the sensor controller may then generate an output based on the composite signal, which may include processing the composite signal to combine the separate signals from the different sensors, such as to provide a stereo image output, for example. The multi-sensor mediator makes such an output possible by ensuring coordinated input and processing of the input from the multiple sensors, for example.11-03-2011
20100033555IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - An image display apparatus for displaying a 3D video signal using a liquid crystal device such as an HTPS or LCOS device comprises a frame rate converter (02-11-2010
20110216162Multi-View Video Format Control - Techniques for multi-view video format control are provided. In some embodiments, a display video format supported by a display panel is determined. A video format code is extracted from a coded bitstream in which a plurality of images is encoded in two or more source video formats. The video format code identifies a source video format in which a set of images in the plurality of images is encoded. A video format filter is selected to modify the set of images encoded in the source video format to generate another set of images encoded in the display video format. The other set of images encoded in the display video format is sent to the display panel.09-08-2011
20110216161Transmitter, display, shutter eyeglass device, transmission/reception system, display system and transmission/reception method - There are provided a transmitter, a display, a shutter eyeglass device, a transmission/reception system, a display system and a transmission/reception method allowed to achieve highly reliable communication between a transmission side and a reception side. The transmitter includes: a transmission section holding plural kinds of commands each represented by a plurality of bits and repeatedly transmitting a command set, the command set being configured of one or more kinds of commands which are selected from the plural kinds of commands and combined in predetermined order, in which a bit pattern representing a whole of the command set is the same as a bit pattern held in a receiver.09-08-2011
20110261156METHOD FOR REMOTE INSPECTION OF TARGET IN MONITORED SPACE - This invention addresses remote inspection of target in monitored space. A three dimensional (3D) microwave image of the space is obtained using at least two emitters. The data undergoes coherent processing to obtain maximum intensity of the objects in the area. This image is combined with a 3D video image obtained using two or more video cameras synchronized with the microwave emitters. The images are converted into digital format and transferred into one coordinate system. The distance l is determined between the microwave and the video image. If l10-27-2011
20110261155DIGITAL CONTENTS RECEIVER, DIGITAL CONTENTS RECEIVING METHOD AND DIGITAL CONTENTS TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING METHOD - In a digital contents receiver for receiving transmitted digital contents, the digital contents include at least component information indicating an element which constitutes a program of the contents. When the component information indicates that the received digital contents are a 3D component, it is determined whether a display part corresponds to display of the 3D component. If the display part corresponds to display of the 3D component, the received digital contents are displayed in 3D.10-27-2011
20110261158DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVING METHOD PROVIDING TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE AND 3D IMAGE INTEGRATION SERVICE, AND DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVING DEVICE USING THE SAME - A digital broadcast receiving apparatus for providing an integrated service of a 2D image and a 3D image comprises: a demultiplexing unit configured to demultiplex a received digital broadcast signal; a PSIP or PSI/SI processor configured to extract at least any one of 3D service information related to a 2D image channel or service and 2D service information related to a 3D image channel or service from the demultiplexed digital broadcast signal; a decoder configured to decode an extension view video stream and a base view video stream from the demultiplexed digital broadcast signal; and an output formatting unit configured to format the extension view video stream and the base view video stream based on at least any one of the 3D service information and the 2D service information. When a selection of the 3D image service is input by a user, a 3D image channel or service providing a 3D image with respect to the 2D image channel or service based on the 3D service information may be selected, and when a selection of the 2D image service is input by the user, a 2D image channel or service providing a 2D image with respect to the 3D image channel or service based on the 2D service information may be selected. Accordingly, an integrated service of a 2D image and a 3D image can be provided in a digital broadcast.10-27-2011
20120188340CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, PLAYBACK APPARATUS, DISTRIBUTION SERVER, PLAYBACK METHOD, AND DISTRIBUTION METHOD - A content distribution system capable of playing back a stream without missing out an initial frame. The content distribution system includes a distribution server and a playback apparatus. The distribution server transmits a video stream and an initial frame state flag indicating whether an initial frame of the video stream is a 3D video frame or a 2D video frame. Receiving the video stream and the initial frame state flag, the playback apparatus determines whether the initial frame is a 3D video frame or a 2D video frame by using the initial frame state flag and sets, prior to decoding the video stream, an output mode to be applied to the initial frame to a 3D output mode when the initial frame is a 3D video frame and to a 2D output mode when the initial frame is a 2D video frame.07-26-2012
20090256903System and method for processing video images - Some representative embodiments are directed to creating a “virtual world” by processing a series of two dimensional images to generate a representation of the physical world depicted in the series of images. The virtual world representation includes models of objects that specify the locations of the objects within the virtual world, the geometries of the objects, the dimensions of the objects, the surface representation of the objects, and/or other relevant information. By developing the virtual world representation, a number of image processing effects may be applied such as generation of stereoscopic images, object insertion, object removal, object translation, and/or other object manipulation operations.10-15-2009
20090153648THREE-DIMENSIONAL MOVIE BROWSER OR EDITOR - A three-dimensional movie browser or editor is disclosed. In one aspect, video frames are quads in space. A movie plays at full quality by moving the quads in space at a speed of the movie and having a camera follow the quads. A focus frame in the movie is put forward by a cover-flow/dock like expansion around it. Video frames are loaded at a resolution and with an interval that depends on their position regarding a focus point or the optical flow between the frames.06-18-2009
20090015662METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE FORMAT INCLUDING BOTH INFORMATION OF BASE VIEW IMAGE AND INFORMATION OF ADDITIONAL VIEW IMAGE - Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding and decoding a stereoscopic image format. The method includes generating a combined image by combining a base view image and an additional view image, generating a depth map between the base view image and the additional view image, generating a first YUV format using the combined image, and generating a second YUV format using the depth map.01-15-2009
20110249092SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING 3DEEPS ACTION SPECS MOTION ESTIMATION FROM THE MOTION VECTORS IN AN MPEG FILE - Optimal control of 3Deeps Action Specs (also called 3Deep Viewing Spectacles in previous patent applications) for viewing motion pictures filmed in 3D with a visual effect of 3D requires calculation of a single motion vector that characterizes the direction and speed of motion for each motion picture frame. This invention discloses the calculation of the characteristic motion vector or motion estimation value from temporal redundancy information that is stored in the compressed video file bit stream. The principles of this invention can be used with any compressed video file that incorporates temporal redundancy for compression, such as MPEG.10-13-2011
20110249090System and Method for Generating Three Dimensional Presentations - A virtual three-dimensional presentation in accordance with the present invention includes three stereoscopic layers, a stereoscopic background layer, a stereoscopic video insert layer, and a stereoscopic three-dimensional foreground layer. A surface, the Z-sphere, is defined in the virtual three-dimensional space of the three-dimensional scene with reference to the aim point, the distance between the cameras, and the distance from the camera of the video scene, of a virtual stereoscopic camera looking at the three-dimensional scene being created. The separation of the virtual stereoscopic camera lens and distance to the aim point are set based on the stereoscopic cameras that are creating the video insert layer. The stereoscopic three-dimensional foreground layer scene may include a key which defines the transparency of objects in the foreground layer. The stereoscopic video insert layer may be generated by positioning a presenter, or other object, in a chroma-key set which is captured with a stereoscopic camera. The stereoscopic video insert layer may be distorted before being composited with the background and foreground such that elements of the stereoscopic video appear to move across a three-dimensional floor of the stereoscopic three-dimensional scene.10-13-2011
20110007134SYNCHRONIZING VIDEO IMAGES AND THREE DIMENSIONAL VISUALIZATION IMAGES - In accordance with a particular embodiment of the invention, a video frame comprising an image may be synchronized with a context area generated by a three-dimensional visualization tool. The context area may be selected according to location information identifying a location shown in the video frame. The video frame may be overlaid on the context area substantially at the location shown in the video frame to yield a synchronized image that may be displayed on a display.01-13-2011
20110149027Image processing method - An image processing method including the following steps is provided. First, a two-dimensional original image is received. Next, a plurality of depth values corresponding to the two-dimensional original image are received. Afterwards, a two-dimensional shifting image is obtained according to the depth values and a standard value. A plurality of shifting values exist between the two-dimensional shifting image and the two-dimensional original image, and the shifting values are determined by a plurality of differences between the depth values and the standard value. Thereafter, a three-dimensional image is produced according to the two-dimensional original image and the two-dimensional shifting image.06-23-2011
20110090311VIDEO COMMUNICATION METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM - A video communication method, device, and system are provided, which relate to the filed of video communications, so as to solve problems that currently scenes of two parties of communication need special arrangement to improve sense of reality and scene contents cannot be displayed in a 3D video mode. Therefore, scenes of two parties of communication do not need special arrangement to improve the sense of reality of users, and the scene contents can be displayed in a 3D video mode. The video communication method, device, and system are applicable to video communication such as common video chat, video telephony, and video conference.04-21-2011
20110187820DEPTH CAMERA COMPATIBILITY - Compatibility between a depth image consumer and a depth image producer is provided by receiving a native depth image having an unsupported type that is not supported by a depth image consumer, and processing the native depth image into an emulation depth image having a supported type that is supported by the depth image consumer. This emulation depth image is then output to the depth image consumer.08-04-2011
20110149035STEREO IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, STEREO IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTING METHOD, STEREO IMAGE DATA RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND STEREO IMAGE DATA RECEIVING METHOD - [Object] To maintain perspective consistency among individual objects in an image in superimposition display of a caption (caption unit) in an ARIB method.06-23-2011
20120293615REAL-TIME DEPTH-AWARE IMAGE ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM - In accordance with at least some embodiments of the present disclosure, a process for enhancing a two-dimensional (2D) image is described. The process may include generating a depth map for the 2D image based on edges detected from the 2D image, wherein the depth map can be used to convert the 2D image to a 3D image. The process may further include enhancing the 2D image using the depth map.11-22-2012
20120268559ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display control module and a display mode changing module. The display control module displays in 2D display mode each of frame images of video content data which is a target of display, and displays, in first 3D display mode, a 3D image by using, as a left-eye image and a right-eye image, images on two areas in each of the frame images of the video content data which is the target of display. The display mode changing module changes a display mode of the display control module from the first 3D display mode to the 2D display mode if a switch request for switching the video content data, which is the target of display, to other video content data occurs while the display control module is displaying the video content data in the first 3D display mode.10-25-2012
20110169914SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING VIDEO IMAGES - Embodiments use point clouds to form a three dimensional image of an object. The point cloud of the object may be formed from analysis of two dimensional images of the object. Various techniques may be used on the point cloud to form a 3D model of the object which is then used to create a stereoscopic representation of the object.07-14-2011
20090295907METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA STREAM BY USING CAMERA PARAMETER, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESTORING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE BY USING CAMERA PARAMETER - Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding and decoding a stereoscopic image. A stereoscopic image restoring method includes parsing a received data stream into image data of a stereoscopic image and information regarding the stereoscopic image; extracting a camera parameter depending on individual characteristics of each of one or more cameras which have captured the stereoscopic image; and decoding and restoring the image data of the stereoscopic image.12-03-2009
20090284583APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATIHNG AND DISPLAYING MEDIA FILE - A method and apparatus for creating and displaying a media file. A computer-readable recording medium is disclosed for storing stereoscopic content having two or more tracks and stereoscopic video-related information of each track in the stereoscopic content. The medium includes a duplication indication field indicating duplication of stereoscopic video-related information of each track in the stereoscopic content, and a track reference field including information used to connect a current track to at least one other track to which the current rack refers.11-19-2009
20100277568METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STEREOSCOPIC DATA PROCESSING BASED ON DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA BROADCASTING - A stereoscopic data processing method and apparatus to provide service of stereoscopic data interoperating with digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) is provided. The stereoscopic data processing method, including: receiving a transmission stream (TS) including a program map table from an external device; recognizing stereoscopic program information descriptor in the program map table; and recognizing defined bit values in the stereoscopic program information descriptor and processing data.11-04-2010
20120293619GENERATING A 3D VIDEO SIGNAL - The invention relates to a method for generating a three-dimensional (3D) video signal to enable simultaneous display of a 3D primary video signal and a secondary video signal on a 3D display, the 3D primary video signal comprising a base video signal and a subsidiary signal enabling 3D display, and the method comprising the steps of providing as the secondary video signal a two-dimension (2D) secondary video signal, and formatting the base video signal, the subsidiary signal and the 2D secondary video signal to generate the 3D video signal.11-22-2012
20110205336THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS - There is provided a reproducing apparatus that includes a separating unit operable to separate a three-dimensional image signal containing left-eye image data and right-eye image data into left-eye image data and right-eye image data, a decoder operable to decode the left-eye image data to output a left-eye image signal, and decode the right-eye image data to output a right-eye image signal, a first image quality adjustment unit operable to adjust image quality of an image indicated by the left-eye image signal, and a second image quality adjustment unit operable to adjust image quality of an image indicated by the right-eye image signal. Adjustment of the image quality of the image indicated by the left-eye image signal, which is performed by the first image quality adjustment unit, is performed independently from adjustment of the image quality of the image indicated by the right-eye image signal, which is performed by the second image quality adjustment unit.08-25-2011
20120293620Filtering for Image and Video Enhancement Using Asymmetric Samples - Methods and devices for filtering lower quality images or sequences of images with higher quality images or sequences of images are described.11-22-2012
20120293622STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The invention relates to a stereoscopic video processing apparatus, method, and program that can reduce visual fatigue on watching a stereoscopic video. A scene change detecting unit (11-22-2012
20120293616APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING 2D CONTENT INTO 3D CONTENT, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - Provided are an appCaratus and a method for converting 2D contents into 3D contents, and a computer-readable medium thereof. The method of converting 2D contents into 3D contents through a content converting apparatus includes: determining a quality of 3D contents to be converted from 2D contents that are video contents and include a plurality of frames; extracting an object from a frame among the plurality of frames; assigning depth to the extracted object; and performing rendering for conversion into 3D contents on the frame having the object assigned with the depth, wherein at least one of the extracting the object, the assigning the depth, and the performing the rendering is performed in accordance with the determined quality of 3D contents. Accordingly, it is possible to provide 3D contents having a variety of quality catering to user's tastes.11-22-2012
20120293618IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND IMAGE DATA RECEPTION APPARATUS - An image data transmission apparatus includes a transmission section that transmits a stream using a prescribed container format which has a first video stream including first image data. In the apparatus, stream synchronization information for synchronizing the first video stream with a second video stream, which includes second image data displayed in synchronization with the first image data, frame by frame is interpolated into the first video stream.11-22-2012
20120293617APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING 2D CONTENT INTO 3D CONTENT, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - Provided are an apparatus and a method for converting 2D contents into high quality 3D contents at a low cost, and a computer-readable medium thereof. The method of converting the 2D contents into the 3D contents through a content converting apparatus includes: selecting a key frame from among plural frames of 2D contents that are video contents; extracting an object from the selected key frame; assigning depth to the extracted object for conversion into 3D contents; performing tracking on another frame other than the key frame from among the plural frames; and performing rendering on the key frame and the other frame. Accordingly, it is possible to convert 2D contents into high quality 3D contents at a low cost.11-22-2012
20110199458IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND IMAGING DEVICE - An image processing device includes a phase difference detection portion configured to detect phase difference between parallax images by performing correlation value calculation with a plurality of parallax images, and generate phase difference distribution in an image. The phase difference detection portion performs the phase difference detection individually along two or more directions different from each other, and generates the phase difference distribution by utilizing results of the phase difference detection regarding the two or more directions.08-18-2011
201101412303D DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING IMAGE THEREOF - A three dimensional (3D) display device is provided. The 3D display device includes a pre-processing unit which generates a frame containing a left-eye image and a right-eye image, a correcting unit which corrects the generated frame, a post-processing unit which 3D-processes the corrected frame, and a control unit which controls a display unit to display the 3D-processed frame.06-16-2011
20110267426APPARATUS OF PROCESSING AN IMAGE AND A METHOD OF PROCESSING THEREOF - The disclosure is disclosed an apparatus of processing an image and a method thereof. According to the present invention, the method of transmitting a broadcast signal for 3-dimensional, 3D, service, may include encoding video data for a 3D service into a stream, generating first service information including a first descriptor including first information for specifying that a type of the stream is a video stream and second information for specifying a type of a component included in the video stream is a 3D video component and transmitting a broadcast signal including the encoded stream and the generated service information.11-03-2011
20110267424IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus includes: a converting unit that converts a frame rate of a stereoscopic video into an N-fold frame rate of the frame rate; and an outputting unit that converts images of respective frames of the stereoscopic video subjected to frame rate conversion into a high frequency image or a low frequency image and outputs the converted images, wherein the converting unit outputs an image for left eye and an image for right eye N times each at the converted frame rate, and the outputting unit converts at least one set of consecutive images constituted by a frame of the image for right eye and a frame of the image for left eye, from among 2×N frames output by the converting unit, into the high frequency image, converts an image of a remaining frame into the low frequency image, and then outputs the converted images.11-03-2011
20090002482METHOD FOR DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) VIDEO AND VIDEO APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A method and apparatus for displaying a three dimensional (3D) video are provided. The apparatus includes a video processor which splits a 3D video signal into a left video signal and a right video signal, and a driver which displays the split left video signal and right video signal on some lines of a display. Accordingly, the 3D video may be displayed on a general display apparatus.01-01-2009
20090167843Two pass approach to three dimensional Reconstruction - A method includes scanning a static background for background three dimensional information, scanning a dynamic foreground for foreground three dimensional information and combining the background and foreground three dimensional information to obtain a three dimensional model.07-02-2009
20110205335IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - An image display device and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method for operating the image display device including a plurality of backlight lamps arranged on upper and lower sides of a rear surface of a display panel includes receiving a 3-Dimensional (3D) image, alternately aligning a left-eye image and a right-eye image of the 3D image, and alternately displaying the aligned left- and right-eye images. In the displaying step, the backlight lamps arranged on the upper side of the panel and the backlight lamps arranged on the lower side of the panel are turned on in a portion of a period of the left-eye image or the right-eye image.08-25-2011
20100271461Transmitting apparatus, stereoscopic image data transmitting method, receiving apparatus, and stereoscopic image data receiving method - There is provided a transmitting apparatus including an image data output unit that outputs stereoscopic image data including left-eye image data and right-eye image data for displaying a stereoscopic image, a data transmitting unit that transmits the stereoscopic image data output from the image data output unit to an external device through a transmission path, and an information acquisition unit that acquires information related to a screen size from the external device through the transmission path. The image data output unit outputs the stereoscopic image data suited for the screen size obtained from the information acquired by the information acquisition unit.10-28-2010
20130215222STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICE, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA RECEPTION DEVICE - [Object] To easily realize maintaining of consistency in perspective with each object in an image, when displaying superimposing information at the time of stereoscopic image display, such as graphics information like OSD for example.08-22-2013
20100271463SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENCODING 3D STEREOSCOPIC DIGITAL VIDEO - In order to obtain three-dimensional images from a digital video stream, certain modifications have been made to the current MPEG2 coders; software and hardware changes in different parts of the coding process are made. In effect, the structures and the video_sequence of the video data stream are modified to include the necessary flags to identify at the bit level the TDVision® technology image type.10-28-2010
20100141738METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING 3-DIMENSIONAL BROADCASTING SERVICE - Provided is a method and system for transmitting/receiving broadcasting service. The method for transmitting a 3-dimensional broadcasting service includes: encoding a reference image and an additional image of the 3-dimensional broadcasting service to generate a reference image stream and an additional image stream; receiving a service map table defining the 3-dimensional broadcasting service; and transmitting the reference image stream, the additional image stream and the service map table in real time.06-10-2010
20100271462SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DECODING 3D STEREOSCOPIC DIGITAL VIDEO - Described herein is a MPEG-2 compatible stereoscopic 3D-video image digital decoding method and system. In order to obtain 3D-images from a digital video stream, modifications are made to the current MPEG2 decoders, by means of software and hardware changes in different parts of the decoding process. Namely, the video_sequence structures of the video data stream are modified via software to include the necessary flags at the bit level of the image type in the TDVision® technology. Modifications are also made in the decoding processes as well as in decoding the information via software and hardware, wherein a double output buffer is activated, a parallel and difference decoding selector is activated, the decompression process is executed, the corresponding output buffer is displayed; and the decoder is programmed via software to simultaneously receive and decode two independent program streams, each with an TDVision® stereoscopic identifier.10-28-2010
20110205334DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE VIEWING SYSTEM - A display device for displaying a stereoscopic image including a left-eye image viewed by a left eye and a right-eye image viewed by a right eye including: a display portion configured to display the left-eye image and the right-eye image; and a transmitter configured to transmit a synchronization signal synchronized with the stereoscopic image, wherein the transmitter includes a first transmitter and a second transmitter disposed away from the first transmitter.08-25-2011
20120062698APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed is an apparatus and method for transmitting/receiving reference image data and 3D additional image data in 3D image data so as to provide a 3D image in a digital broadcasting system. In the method, a basic image and a 3D additional image in a 3D image of a 3D broadcasting service is processed in a stereoscopic image format of one of a side-by-side method and a top-down method. The basic image and the 3D additional image processed in the stereoscopic image format are encoded to a basic image stream and a 3D additional image stream. The encoded basic image stream and the encoded 3D additional image stream are multiplexed to a 3D image stream of a single stream using a dual stream method, and the multiplexed 3D image stream is then transmitted.03-15-2012
20130120530IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD AND PROGRAM - A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium for processing images. In an exemplary embodiment, the system receives an image signal comprising a left-image signal representing a left image and a right-image signal representing a right image. The system generates a sum signal by combining the left-image signal and the right-image signal. The system also displays a sum image corresponding to the sum signal, where the displayed image includes a convergence point and a focus point.05-16-2013
20130120531OUTPUT DEVICE FOR VIDEO DATA - An output device for video data includes a controller that can obtain two kinds of video data including 3D data and 2D data, and an HDMI that can selectively output video data obtained by the obtaining unit to an external device. When a type of the video data to be output is changed in a case of output of second video data after first video data, the HDMI outputs preset video data for a predetermined period after the output of the first video data, and then starts to output the second video data.05-16-2013
20110216163Methods For Carrying And Transmitting 3D Z-Norm Attributes In Digital TV Closed Captioning - Methods for carrying and transmitting overlay depth data of an overlay of a stereoscopic image of a display device as a fraction of a viewer distance from the overlay are described.09-08-2011
20090160933Video perspective navigation system and method - A video navigation system and method can be utilized to efficiently and adjustably navigate video content. In one embodiment, a video information control method facilitates efficient video navigation. A video stream is received and video access point selection between multiple access points in said video stream is controlled. The presentation information is forwarded for each of the multiple access points. In one exemplary implementation, the presentation information is forwarded to a display and the information is directed to presenting a main viewing area and navigation areas that present looping video clips or portions of the video stream at time intervals ahead of and behind the video portion being presented in the main viewing area.06-25-2009
20120140031BLANKING INTER-FRAME TRANSITIONS OF A 3D SIGNAL - Inter-frame blanking involves blanking the transition period between two video frames of a three-dimensional video signal. One implementation includes receiving a three-dimensional video signal and determining a frame overlap interval. The frame overlap interval is the time period in which a display device will concurrently display at least one portion of a first video frame and at least one portion of a second video frame during a transition period. The implementation also includes, based on the frame overlap interval, generating an inter-frame blanking signal that instructs a blanking device to filter the display of the three-dimensional video signal.06-07-2012
201201400262D-to-3D COLOR COMPENSATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A 2D-to-3D color compensation method for compensating color processing in a display device is disclosed. The display device is coupled with a 2D-to-3D conversion box. The method includes the following steps: firstly, the 2D-to-3D conversion box sends out a combined calibration pattern to the display device. Then, the display device performs image processing for the combined calibration pattern. Subsequently, detect a difference value between the combined calibration pattern processed by the display device and the original combined calibration pattern. Finally, adjust the combined calibration pattern according to the difference value.06-07-2012
20120069147DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD - A display device includes: a determiner that determines a video format of a stereoscopic video picture which is input as an input video picture and includes a right-eye image and a left-eye image; a video processor that generates a right-eye frame and a left-eye frame from the input video picture based on the video format determined by the determiner and outputs a stereoscopic video picture including the right-eye frame and the left-eye frame; a display unit that displays images with a predetermined display resolution; and a display controller that converts the resolution of the respective frames included in the stereoscopic video picture output by the video processor into the display resolution and causes the display unit to display the images.03-22-2012
20120069146METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING A BROADCAST SIGNAL FOR 3D BROADCAST SERVICE - The disclosed method for processing a broadcast signal for 3D (3-Dimensional) broadcast service comprises encoding 2D (2-Dimensional) video stream including a 2D video frame, encoding depth information including depth of a 3D image relative to a plane of a display, encoding signaling information for signaling the encoded 2D video stream and the depth information, wherein the signaling information includes a 3D service location descriptor including codec type information specifying encoding type of the encoded depth information, generating the broadcast signal including the encoded 2D video stream, depth information and signaling information, and transmitting the generated broadcast signal.03-22-2012
20120069145MOVING IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND MOVING IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A moving image processing device is configured such that a frame data acquisition unit configured to acquire frame data in which a parallax image for the left eye and a parallax image for the right eye are arranged across an active space. An image processing unit configured to subject the frame data to image processing. An active space setting unit configured to identify the position of the active space processed by the image processing unit and to set the pixel values of the active space to be fixed values.03-22-2012
20120069144METHOD FOR PERFORMING DISPLAY MANAGEMENT REGARDING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO STREAM, AND ASSOCIATED VIDEO DISPLAY SYSTEM - A method for performing display management regarding a three-dimensional (3-D) video stream is provided, where the 3-D video stream includes a plurality of sub-streams respectively corresponding to two eyes of a user. The method includes: dynamically detecting whether video information corresponding to all of the sub-streams is displayable; and when it is detected that video information corresponding to a first sub-stream of the sub-streams is not displayable, temporarily utilizing video information corresponding to a second sub-stream of the sub-streams to emulate the video information corresponding to the first sub-stream. An associated video display system is also provided.03-22-2012
20120069143OBJECT TRACKING AND HIGHLIGHTING IN STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - A technique for tracking and highlighting an object in stereoscopic images by changing the depth of the object is disclosed. A stereoscopic image is processed using an object detection algorithm to select the pixels associated with the object in the image. The depth of the object is adjusted in the stereoscopic image by adjusting the disparity between the pixels associated with the object in the left and right stereoscopic image pair. The processed stereoscopic image is then displayed on a stereoscopic display or stored in memory. An object is tracked by highlighting the object in consecutive stereoscopic images that depict the object.03-22-2012
20120287236VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE WITH A SEQUENCE OF STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - To generate a warning that a stereoscopic image sequence has been synthesised from a 2D image sequence, a video processor correlates left-eye image data and right-eye image data to identify any sustained temporal offset between the left-eye and right-eye image data. A measure of sustained correlation between a measured spatial distribution of horizontal disparity and a spatial model can also be used to generate the warning.11-15-2012
20120287237METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING VIDEO SIGNALS, RELATED COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND ENCODED SIGNAL - An embodiment of a method is disclosed for encoding a digital video signal including a first video sequence and a second video sequence jointly forming a stereo-view digital video signal. The method includes: subjecting the first video sequence to discrete cosine transform, quantization and run-length coding to produce a sequence of blocks of non-zero digital levels representative of the first video sequence, subjecting the second video sequence to discrete cosine transform, quantization, run-length coding and variable length coding to produce digital messages representative of the second video sequence, merging the bits of the digital messages into the sequence of blocks of digital levels by substituting the bits of the digital messages for respective Least Significant Bits of e.g. the last digital level in the blocks representative of the first video sequence to produce an encoded digital video signal representative of the first video sequence and the second video sequence.11-15-2012
20120287234METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING IMAGE SIGNALS FOR A TELEVISION - A television includes a converter to convert a first type of signal to a second type of signal and a controller to determine whether to control the converter to convert a broadcast signal from a first type of signal to a second type of signal after receipt of a channel change request. The first type of signal is one of a two-dimensional (2D) signal or a three-dimensional (3D) signal and the second type of signal is the other of the 2D signal or the 3D signal.11-15-2012
20120287235APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - An apparatus and method for processing a 3-Dimensional (3D) image are disclosed. A display is configured to display an image. An image capture device captures an image of the surrounding environment of the 3D image processing apparatus. A controller detects glasses in a video frame captured by the image capture device, and controls switching to a 3D video mode in which the display displays a 3D image according to the detected results.11-15-2012
20110221863Service Linkage to Caption Disparity Data Transport - A method of processing disparity data for closed captions for three dimensional video involves receiving closed caption data including closed caption text within a service block having a service number in the range of 1-6; mapping the service number to a corresponding mapped extended service having a service number in the range of 7 through 63; parsing the disparity data from the closed caption data appearing in the mapped extended service; receiving closed caption text data; and processing the caption text and disparity data to produce an output suitable for defining a rendering of a three dimensional image on a display of the caption text at a z-axis position defined by the disparity data. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.09-15-2011
20110221862Disparity Data Transport and Signaling - A method of decoding closed caption disparity data, involves a TV receiver receiving closed caption disparity data for a 3D display encoded as a sequence of frame interval/slope change pairs, with the frame interval representing a designated number of frames over which each linear function representing disparity is to be applied paired with a value indicating a change in slope from the slope of a preceding segment. A first segment in the sequence presumes a predetermined slope as a reference. A sequence of caption data packets specifies a closed caption display window containing closed caption text. The disparity value is used in each frame to determine a horizontal offset of left and right eye views of the CC display that establishes the closed caption display window's perceived z-axis position. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.09-15-2011
20110221865Method and Apparatus for Providing a Video Representation of a Three Dimensional Computer-Generated Virtual Environment - A server process renders instances of a 3D virtual environment as video streams that may then be viewed on devices not sufficiently powerful to implement the rendering process natively or which do not have native rendering software installed. The server process is broken down into two steps: 3D rendering and video encoding. The 3D rendering step uses knowledge of the codec, target video frame rate, size, and bit rate from the video encoding step to render a version of the virtual environment at the correct frame rate, in the correct size, color space, and with the correct level of detail, so that the rendered virtual environment is optimized for encoding by the video encoding step. Likewise, the video encoding step uses knowledge of motion from the 3D rendering step in connection with motion estimation, macroblock size estimation, and frame type selection, to reduce the complexity of the video encoding process.09-15-2011
20110141232IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - [Object] To enable the necessity of transmission of 3D image data via a digital interface to be dealt with.06-16-2011
20110228048THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DISPLAY METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCING BLACK FRAME INSERTION EFFECT - In order to enhance black frame insertion effect when displaying three-dimensional images, first start to output an image frame. After completely outputting the image frame, output a black frame. After starting to output the black frame for a predetermined time and a portion of the image frame is replaced by the black frame, start to switch a left shutter and a right shutter of a pair of shutter glasses, and substantially turn off a backlight module. And after the left shutter and the right shutter are switched, substantially turn on the backlight module.09-22-2011
20110228047METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING STEREOGRAPHIC IMAGES - The present invention relates to a method of displaying stereographic images of a region R. The method comprises: moving a vehicle (09-22-2011
20130215224IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An image processing apparatus which encodes multi-viewpoint moving image data in accordance with a predetermined encoding method, generates converted moving image data each picture of which is a combined image of a right eye image and a left eye image in the multi-viewpoint moving image data, in each of which the number of horizontal pixels is reduced, generates an encoding parameter for encoding the converted moving image data by using the encoding parameter used to encode the multi-viewpoint moving image data, and encodes, in response to the instruction, the converted moving image data, in accordance with the generated encoding parameter, in accordance with an encoding method different from the predetermined encoding method.08-22-2013
20130215223IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An image processing apparatus which generates an encoding parameter for encoding multi-viewpoint moving image data in accordance with a first encoding method and encodes the multi-viewpoint moving image data in accordance with the generated encoding parameter and the first encoding method, generates an encoding parameter used for encoding the multi-viewpoint moving image data by the first encoding unit such that the encoding parameter used for encoding the multi-viewpoint moving image data is usable to encode, in accordance with a second encoding method different from the first encoding method, moving image data obtained by reducing the number of horizontal pixels in each of left and right eye images in the multi-viewpoint moving image data and combining the left and right eye images, in each of which the number of pixels is reduced.08-22-2013
20090066783METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING STEREOSCOPIC FILE - A method and apparatus for generating a stereoscopic file defined based on a conventional International Standardization Organization (ISO) based media file format. The apparatus includes an encoder encoding first video data and second video data that are included in three-dimensional (3D) video data; and a file generating unit arranging the encoded first video data and second video data according to the information of a stereoscopic file format including boxes that are selected from boxes included in a conventional International Standardization Organization (ISO) based media file format in order to store and generate the stereoscopic file, and generating the stereoscopic file.03-12-2009
20110141236THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO IMAGE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, VIDEO IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND VIDEO IMAGE OUTPUT DEVICE - In a recording and reproducing device, compressed 3D video image data recorded on an optical disc is reproduced by a recording and reproducing unit and decompressed to baseband 3D video image data by a codec. A format converting unit converts the recording format of the optical disc into the transmission format of HDMI in accordance with the display capability of the display device preliminarily acquired and outputs the resulting data. The format converting unit of the display device converts the transmission format of 3D video image data received through an HDMI cable into a display format. A display control unit displays 3D video image data converted into the display format on the display panel.06-16-2011
20120140034DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING 3D CONTENT ON LOW FRAME-RATE DISPLAYS - A video conversion device that converts 3D content for viewing on low frame-rate display devices can include a video signal input device for receiving a 3D content, and a video signal output device for sending an output video signal to a display device. The video conversion device can also include processing units that convert 3D content to an output signal adapted for the display device. The processing units can also generate a shuttering signal, which instructs a shuttering device to occlude a user's view of the output signal, and a transmitter for transmitting the shuttering signal. Additionally, an accessory device that enables a computing system to convert and send 3D content can include a computing system interface device, and a shuttering signal transmitter. The accessory device can also include instructions for converting a 3D video signal for a display device, and for generating a shuttering signal.06-07-2012
20120105582SUPER-RESOLUTION FROM 3D (3D TO 2D CONVERSION) FOR HIGH QUALITY 2D PLAYBACK - A display is able to display 3D content in high resolution 2D by utilizing the many views contained in the 3D data and converting the 3D data into 2D data. In some embodiments, the 3D data is converted using shifts in different views of a pixel. In some embodiments, the 3D is converted using shifts in different views of a local pixel and global pixels as well. Displays implementing the 2D high resolution display in addition to a low resolution 3D display are able to display 3D and 2D data depending on a user's preference.05-03-2012
20090244258STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY APPARATUS, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A stereoscopic display apparatus displays a catalog of images as planar images or stereoscopic images, and at least one of the images is selected from the displayed catalog. The stereoscopic display apparatus then converts the stereoscopic appearance of the at least one selected image.10-01-2009
20120194643VIDEO CODING DEVICE AND VIDEO CODING METHOD - A video coding device includes a three-dimensional video detection unit that determines whether an input video is a three-dimensional video or a two-dimensional video, a coding parameter setting unit that sets an upper limit value of a quantization width to be used in coding on the basis of the result of the determination by the three-dimensional video detection unit, and a coding unit that codes the input video at a quantization width not more than the upper limit value set in the coding parameter setting unit, wherein when the three-dimensional video detection unit determines that the input video is the three-dimensional video, the coding parameter setting unit sets the upper limit value of the quantization width for the three-dimensional video at a different value from the upper limit value of the quantization width for two-dimensional video.08-02-2012
20120194642MOTION PICTURE DEPTH INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A motion picture depth information processing system for processing depth information of a plurality of frames in a motion picture segment, each of which has corresponding color information, is composed of a buffer, a motion estimation unit, a motion compensation unit, and an adaptive post-filtering unit. The system can carry out motion estimation by referring to the color information of the frames to obtain a motion vector for each block in a frame and depth motion compensation based on the aforementioned motion vectors to get an initial depth map for each frame in the segment, then do a post-processing via the adaptive post-filtering unit to get a refined depth map of every frame, and finally generate more definite depth information for the whole motion picture segment, thus reducing geometrical texturing burrs, which are commonly known in the depth processing prior art technology.08-02-2012
20120169843Method and Apparatus for 3DTV Image Adjustment07-05-2012
20090315979METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING 3D VIDEO IMAGE - A 3D video image processing method including: acquiring three-dimensional (3D) format information of a video image generated from video data to determine a 3D format of the video image; generating, from a first graphic image, a second graphic image corresponding to the determined 3D format of the video image using the 3D format information, the first graphic image being generated from graphic data; and overlaying the video image with the second graphic image.12-24-2009
20090315980IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - An image processing method including outputting a predetermined region of one or more frames of video data as a two-dimensional (2D) image and other regions of the one or more frames as a three-dimensional (3D) image by using meta data of the video data, where the meta data includes information to classify the frames into predetermined units.12-24-2009
20090273662Systems and Methods for Calibrating a Hogel 3D Display - Methods and systems for calibrating a hogel display are disclosed including generating calibration hogel data corresponding to a calibration pattern; generating a hogel light field from the calibration hogel data; detecting the hogel light field; and determining calibration data by analyzing a set of hogel properties in response to detecting the hogel light field. The methods and systems may further include generating a calibrated hogel light field by generating calibrated hogel data using the calibration data.11-05-2009
20100002074METHOD, DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR REDUCING THE RESOLUTION OF AN INPUT IMAGE - In a method, a device, and a computer program for reducing the resolution of an input image, wherein input image shows a three-dimensional scene that was recorded by a surveillance camera, the distance between surveillance camera and objects in the three-dimensional scene is referred to as the object distance, and the resolution reduction is adjusted with consideration for the object distance in the three-dimensional scene and/or the perspective distortion of the three-dimensional scene.01-07-2010
20120033038APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXTRAPOLATED VIEW - A view extrapolation apparatus and a view extrapolation method to generate images at a plurality of virtual points uses a relatively small number of input images. The view extrapolation apparatus and the view extrapolation method output a view at a reference point, the view at the reference point being formed of frames generated chronologically, integrate a plurality of successive frames of the view at the reference point to generate an integrated frame, and generate an extrapolated view at a virtual point using the integrated frame.02-09-2012
20120033036SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO - A system and method for displaying three-dimensional video are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving three-dimensional video comprising first video comprising a plurality of first frames and second video comprising a plurality of second frames, receiving a synchronization signal, and displaying interleaved first and second frames based on the synchronization signal.02-09-2012
20100020159Method and System For Enhancing Standard Definition Video Signals For Display on a High Definition Television - A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving, from a video source device, a standard definition video signal, fragmenting the standard definition video signal into at least one of a red representation of the standard definition video signal, a green representation of the standard definition video signal, and a blue representation of the standard definition video signal using one or more 3D converter devices, reconstructing at least one of the red representation of the standard definition video signal, the green representation of the standard definition video signal, and the blue representation of the standard definition video signal using one or more video reconstruction devices, capturing at least one of a reconstructed red representation of the standard definition video signal, a reconstructed green representation of the standard definition video signal, and a reconstructed blue representation of the standard definition video signal using one or more video image capture devices, and outputting, to a high-definition video receiver device, an enhanced standard definition video signal.01-28-2010
20100188482PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR ENCODING AND PLAYBACK OF STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO SEQUENCES - A method for decoding a compressed image stream, the image stream having a plurality of frames, each frame consisting of a merged image including pixels from a left image and pixels from a right image. The method involves the steps of receiving each merged image; changing a clock domain from the original input signal to an internal domain; for each merged image, placing at least two adjacent pixels into an input buffer and interpolating an intermediate pixel, for forming a reconstructed left frame and a reconstructed right frame according to provenance of the adjacent pixels; and reconstructing a stereoscopic image stream from the left and right image frames. The invention also teaches a system for decoding a compressed image stream.07-29-2010
20100182404THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO REPRODUCTION SYSTEM, THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO REPRODUCTION - A three dimensional video reproduction apparatus includes a video input unit operable to input a signal for displaying a 2D image or a 3D image; a separation unit operable to divide an image indicated by the signal inputted in the video input unit into two images; a difference extraction unit operable to extract a difference or correlation between the two divided images; a determination unit operable to determine whether the signal inputted in the video input unit is a signal for displaying a 3D image or a signal for displaying a 2D image, based on the output of the difference extraction unit; and a 2D/3D changeover unit operable to change over an output mode for outputting an image between a 2D mode for displaying a 2D image and a 3D mode for displaying a 3D image, based on the result of the determination by the determination unit.07-22-2010
20100182403FILE FORMAT FOR ENCODED STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE/VIDEO DATA - Provided is a file format for encoded image data which can be reproduced into a lifelike stereoscopic image by a display apparatus for displaying a stereoscopic image. The file format for an encoded stereoscopic image includes an image data unit containing image information of the encoded stereoscopic image and a header unit containing meta data used to decode and reproduce the image information of the encoded stereoscopic image contained in the image data unit. The header unit can include at least one header unit of a camera header sub-unit containing information on left and right cameras used to acquire the stereoscopic image, a codec header sub-unit containing information on the encoding of the stereoscopic image, and a display header sub-unit containing information on a barrier type display apparatus for receiving and reproducing the encoded stereoscopic image data.07-22-2010
20100259596APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA - A method and apparatus transmitting stereoscopic image data according to a variable channel environment are provided. The method includes granting a priority to each of a plurality of frames constituting one image group; determining a number of transmittable frames based on a variable channel environment; and selecting transmittable frames from among the plurality of frames based on the determined number of transmittable frames and the granted priories10-14-2010
20100259595Methods and Apparatuses for Efficient Streaming of Free View Point Video - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising a processing unit configured to receive information related to available camera views of a three dimensional scene, request a synthetic view which is different from any available camera view and determined by the processing unit and receive media data comprising video data associated with the synthetic view.10-14-2010
20100259594Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Scenes and Objects - A radio transceiver included in or attached to an imaging camera is used to facilitate the automatic determination of a scale factor in a three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction. The radio transceiver transmits a radio signal from each of one or more camera positions and measures a reflection profile for the transmitted signal. The measured reflection profile is compared to a simulated reflection profile, generated from a 3D model of the subject/scene of interest, to determine an estimate of an unknown scale for the 3D model. In various embodiments, the radio transceiver may be adapted from a radio device that already exists in or on the imaging camera (e.g., a cellular radio, Bluetooth® radio, or the like) or may be added to an imaging camera.10-14-2010
20100225742APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING INTERACTIVE APPLICATIONS IN BROADCAST NETWORKS - An interactive method includes receiving background video including a multiplicity of video frames, at least one of the multiplicity of video frames include a plurality of sub-pictures, each of the plurality of sub-pictures representing an alternative background (09-09-2010
20130215220FORMING A STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO - A method for forming a stereoscopic video of a scene from first and second input digital videos captured using respective first and second digital video cameras, wherein the first and second input digital videos include overlapping scene content and overlapping time durations. The method includes determining camera positions for each frame of the first and second input digital videos, and determining first-eye and second-eye viewpoints for each frame of the stereoscopic video. First-eye and second-eye images are formed for each frame of the stereoscopic video responsive to the corresponding video frames in the first and second input digital videos and the associated camera positions.08-22-2013
20130215225DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL EFFECTS - A display apparatus and a method for adjusting a 3D effect of the display apparatus are disclosed. The display apparatus includes: a display unit; a receiver which receives a three-dimensional (3D) video signal including a left-eye video signal and a right-eye video signal; a disparity information calculator which calculates disparity information; a depth information calculator which calculates first depth information of the 3D video signal and photographing information of a 3D image photographing device; a 3D image converter which generates a first depth map and displays the first depth map; and a user interface (UI) generator which generates and displays a menu button for adjusting the first depth information, the 3D image converter generating a second depth map in response to a user's selection input through the menu button, and displaying the second depth. With the intention of a 3D image producer to adjust the 3D effect.08-22-2013
20130215226Enriched Digital Photographs - A method for enriching digital photographs, the method comprising: receiving a digital photograph and video data captured before a time at which the digital photograph is captured until after said time, wherein the video data comprises a sequence of video frames; processing the digital photograph and the video frames to layer the digital photograph and the video frames into a plurality of layers thereby creating a plurality of video layer sequences; defining an order of the plurality of layers; generating playback guidance, the playback guidance defining how to combine the video layer sequences during playback; and transmitting the order, the video layer sequences and the playback guidance to a display device for playback.08-22-2013
20130215227INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, REPRODUCING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes a controller that sets type information, which represents that an application for executing a process using a dependent view video stream is an application for reproducing a 3-D image, in a clip information file which describes information on a transport stream including the dependent view video stream out of a base view video stream and the dependent view video stream obtained by encoding a plurality of video data according to the a predetermined video coding format.08-22-2013
20100188481Use of Ray Tracing for Generating Images for Auto-Stereo Displays - Methods and apparatus for generating composite images for displays are provided. For some embodiments, ray tracing algorithms may be utilized to efficiently generate a composite image corresponding to multiple views. Because ray tracing is done on a per pixel basis, it is possible to generate pixel values for only those pixels that will be allocated to a particular image view. By tracing rays from a viewpoint only through those pixels allocated to displaying images corresponding to that viewpoint, a composite image may be generated without discarding pixel data.07-29-2010
20100177161MULTIPLEXED STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO TRANSMISSION - An information handling system (IHS) includes a processor, a memory coupled to the processor, and a graphics processor coupled to the processor, wherein the graphics processor processes a progressive stereoscopic video signal having at least 1080 lines of resolution and a refresh rate of substantially 48 herz.07-15-2010
201002257413D VIDEO PROCESSING - A method and apparatus for reducing motion judder in a 3D input source are disclosed. The 3D input source is separated into left and right images. Motion vectors for the left and right images are calculated. Frame rate conversion is performed on the left and right images, to produce motion compensated left and right images. The left and right images and the motion compensated left and right images are reordered for display. Alternatively, the motion estimation and motion compensation can be performed on the 3D input source, and the input image and the motion compensated image can then be separated into respective left and right images. The method and apparatus can be adapted to perform 2D to 3D conversion by extracting a 2D input source into left and right 3D images and performing motion estimation and motion compensation.09-09-2010
20100238268DIGITAL VIDEO CODING - Analysis of digitally encoded videos is disclosed. A method comprises: calculating pixelwise errors between each block and its search area that are mapped to an equal size; collecting the errors into a memory; and analyzing a three-dimensional surface formed by the errors collected into the memory in order to define a level of detail in the first digital image and/or in the second digital image, and/or a correspondence between the first digital image and the second digital image, and/or a motion extending beyond borders of the first digital image and the second digital image, and/or a motion blur within the first digital image and/or within the second digital image.09-23-2010
20110109721DYNAMIC REFERENCE FRAME REORDERING FOR FRAME SEQUENTIAL STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO ENCODING - Encoding of video sequences for frame sequential stereoscopic video, such as from spatially distinct right and left imagers. During the encoding process, reference frames are reordered if it is determined that reordering will increase the number of macroblocks (MBs) which can be skipped from the encoded output, or to otherwise increase coding efficiency. Then encoding is completed using motion prediction and entropy encoding for frame sequential stereoscopic video in response to the ordering of the reference frames. Side-information is encoded about reference frame sequencing within the sequential stereoscopic video output allowing a decoder to properly decode the reference frames. As a result the number of skipped MBs can be dramatically increased and the number of MBs referenced during motion prediction significantly reduced.05-12-2011
20100238267SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBINING TEXT WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL CONTENT - A system and method for combining and/or displaying text with three-dimensional content. The system and method inserts text at the same level as the highest depth value in the 3D content. One example of 3D content is a two-dimensional image and an associated depth map. In this case, the depth value of the inserted text is adjusted to match the largest depth value of the given depth map. Another example of 3D content is a plurality of two-dimensional images and associated depth maps. In this case, the depth value of the inserted text is continuously adjusted to match the largest depth value of a given depth map. A further example of 3D content is stereoscopic content having a right eye image and a left eye image. In this case the text in one of the left eye image and right eye image is shifted to match the largest depth value in the stereoscopic image. Yet another example of 3D content is stereoscopic content having a plurality of right eye images and left eye images. In this case the text in one of the left eye images or right eye images is continuously shifted to match the largest depth value in the stereoscopic images. As a result, the system and method of the present disclosure produces text combined with 3D content wherein the text does not obstruct the 3D effects in the 3D content and does not create visual fatigue when viewed by a viewer.09-23-2010
20110058019VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING VIDEO DATA ON DISPLAY UNIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - A video processing apparatus according to the present invention acquires a change rate per unit time of a parallax amount that is a shift amount in a direction of an interpupillary distance between a frame-image for left-eye and a frame-image for right-eye of one set. Then, the video processing apparatus determines, based on the change rate, a display parallax amount for displaying an object to be stereoscopically viewed by a user as approaching him at the change rate that is equal to or higher than a predetermined threshold. At that time, the display parallax amount is determined such that the object is stereoscopically viewed by the user as approaching him at a change rate smaller than the acquired change rate.03-10-2011
20110058018DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD FOR REDUCING AFTERIMAGE - A display apparatus for reducing an afterimage and a driving method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a video processor which divides and outputs each of frames constituting the left-eye image and the right-eye image into a plurality of sub-frames which have different sustaining times when the left-eye image and the right-eye image are input; a display unit which displays an image based on the divided sub-frames; and a controller which prevents recognition of at least one sub-frame among the plurality of sub-frames on the basis of the sustaining times of the plurality of sub-frames, thus presenting a clear image.03-10-2011
20110058017Apparatus and method for compressing three dimensional video - A three-dimensional (3D) compressing method and apparatus is disclosed. The 3D video compressing apparatus determines whether a motion of consecutive frames exists when a depth of a multi-view video is estimated, performs a depth estimation when the motion exists, and compresses the 3D video by using a color video motion vector as a depth video motion vector.03-10-2011
20100128107IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS - An image signal processing apparatus including a first conversion processing unit performing conversion processing for a left-eye image signal used to display a left-eye image so as to adjust a horizontal and/or vertical size of the left-eye image and correct a vertical bow-like distortion of the left-eye image, a second conversion processing unit performing conversion processing for a right-eye image signal used to display a right-eye image so as to adjust a horizontal and/or vertical size of the right-eye image and correct a vertical bow-like distortion of the right-eye image, and a merging unit obtaining an output image signal by merging a left-eye image signal obtained by performing the conversion processing through the first conversion processing unit and a right-eye image signal obtained by performing the conversion processing through the second conversion processing unit is provided.05-27-2010
20130188013MVC BASED 3DVC CODEC SUPPORTING INSIDE VIEW MOTION PREDICTION (IVMP) MODE - This disclosure describes features and techniques applicable to three-dimensional (3D) video coding. In one example, a technique may include coding a texture view video block, and coding a depth view video block, wherein the depth view video block is associated with the texture view video block. Coding the depth view video block may include coding a syntax element to indicate whether or not motion information associated with the texture view video block is adopted as motion information associated with the depth view video block.07-25-2013
201000394993-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE CREATING APPARATUS, 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS, 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDED WITH THE PROGRAM - An image signal composed of sequential frames is input to a 3-dimensional image creating apparatus, frame by frame. A controller (02-18-2010
20120242790RAPID WORKFLOW SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE SEQUENCE DEPTH ENHANCEMENT - Movies to be colorized/depth enhanced (2D->3D) are broken into backgrounds/sets or motion/onscreen-action. Background and motion elements are combined into composite frame which becomes a visual reference database that includes data for all frame offsets used later for the computer controlled application of masks within a sequence of frames. Masks are applied to subsequent frames of motion objects based on various differentiating image processing methods, including automated mask fitting/reshaping. Colors/depths are automatically applied with masks throughout a scene from the composite background and to motion objects. Areas never exposed by motion or foreground objects may be partially or fully realistically drawn/rendered/applied to the occluded areas and applied throughout the images to generate artifact-free secondary viewpoints during 2D->3D conversion. Iterative workflow is eliminated for simple artifact correction through real-time manipulation of images to avoid re-rendering of images and associated delays of sending work product to other workgroups for correction.09-27-2012
20120242789APPARATUS FOR GENERATING REAL-TIME STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE AND METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is an apparatus and method for generating a real-time stereoscopic image from depth map. According to the depth information of the image, a depth-image-based rendering (DIBR) algorithm is used to shift (or move) the position of the object in the image to generate the stereoscopic image with parallax. When the object is shifted (or moved) away from its original position, a hole will occur in the original position. Therefore an image inpainting algorithm is developed to fill the hole. In order to achieve the real-time application, a hardware architecture and method have been developed to accomplish the DIBR and image inpainting algorithm.09-27-2012
201202427913-D VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE AND 3-D VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - A 3D image processing device capable of processing a 3D image signal, the 3D image signal including a left eye image signal and a right eye image signal and realizing a 3D The 3D image processing device includes: a parallax detecting unit operable to receive the left eye image signal and the right eye image signal, detect a parallax of an object within the 3D image, and output the detected parallax as parallax information; and an image processing unit operable to perform, based on the parallax information, a predetermined image processing to an image region of an object of at least one of the left eye image signal and the right eye image signal, the object having a parallax within a predetermined range.09-27-2012
20090315981IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - An image processing method and an image processing apparatus, the image processing method including: extracting background depth information and object depth information from meta data with respect to video data; creating a depth map for a background of a frame of the video data using the background depth information; and creating a depth map for an object of the frame of the video data by using the object depth information, wherein the object is a normal object that contacts the background or a highlighted object that does not contact the background.12-24-2009
20110032333METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR 3D VIDEO FORMAT CONVERSION WITH INVERSE TELECINE - A 3-dimensional (3D) video receiver may be operable to convert a decompressed 3D video frame having a 3D video interlaced format to generate a first 3D video frame having a first 3D video progressive format by performing an inverse pulldown. The generated first 3D video frame having the first 3D video progressive format may be converted to generate a second 3D video frame having a second 3D video progressive format. The generated first 3D video frame having the first 3D video progressive format may be scaled to generate the second 3D video frame having the second 3D video progressive format. When the 3D video receiver is operating in an electronic program guide (EPG) mode or in a graphics over video mode, the generated second 3D video frame having the second 3D video progressive format may be blended with graphics.02-10-2011
20110032331METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR 3D VIDEO FORMAT CONVERSION - A 3-dimensional (3D) video receiver may be operable to deinterlace a decompressed 3D video frame having a 3D video interlaced format to generate a first 3D video frame having a first 3D video progressive format. The generated first 3D video frame having the first 3D video progressive format may be converted to generate a second 3D video frame having a second 3D video progressive format. The generated first 3D video frame having the first 3D video progressive format may be scaled to generate the second 3D video frame having the second 3D video progressive format. When the 3D video receiver operates in an electronic program guide mode or a graphics over video mode, the generated second 3D video frame may be blended with graphics. The second 3D video frame comprising a 50Hz frame rate may be frame-rate upconverted to a third 3D video frame comprising a 60Hz frame rate.02-10-2011
20110032329TRANSFORMING VIDEO DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL INPUT FORMATS - In general, techniques are described for transforming video data in accordance with a three dimensional (3D) input format. As one example, an apparatus, such as a mobile or portable device, that includes a transformation module, a parameter discovery module and at least one interface implements the techniques. The parameter discovery module determines an input format supported by a 3D display device. The parameter discover module then configures the transformation module to transform two-dimensional (2D) video data into 3D video data so as to generate the 3D video data in accordance with the determined input format. The at least one interface receives 2D video data. The transformation module transforms the 2D video data to 3D video data so that the 3D video data complies with the determined input format. In this manner, the apparatus implements the techniques to transform video data in accordance with a determined 3D input format.02-10-2011
20090109281Method, Device and Program for Processing Stereoscopic Images and Recording Medium Storing the Program - A stereoscopic image processing method capable of preventing occurrence of undesirable cutout of image when a stereoscopic combined image is printed out is provided.04-30-2009
20120033040Filter Selection for Video Pre-Processing in Video Applications - Filter selection methods and filter selectors for video pre-processing in video applications are described. A region of an input image is pre-processed by multiple pre-processing filters and the selection of the pre-processing filter for subsequent coding is based on the evaluated metric of the region.02-09-2012
20130135437ENCODER, DECODER, BIT-STREAM, METHOD OF ENCODING, METHOD OF DECODING AN IMAGE PAIR CORRESPONDING WITH TWO VIEWS OF A MULTI-VIEW SIGNAL - A method of encoding an image pair (L,R) corresponding with two views of a multi-view signal, the method comprising generating a first combined image (LeRo) based on a first low pass filtered version of a first image of the image pair and a first low-pass filtered version of the second image of the image pair, generating a base-layer (LR-bas) by encoding the first combined image (LeRo), generating first and second disparity based predictors (LpredD,RpredD) and respectively associated first and second block-based displacement vectors (LHvec,RHvec) associated with the image information encoded in the base layer (LeRo′), the first and second block-based displacement vectors (LHvec,RHvec) being generated using disparity information present in the first and second images (L,R), the image information encoded in the base-layer (LeRo′) and the respective first and second images (L,R), generating an enhancement-layer (LR-enh; L-enh,R-enh) by encoding the first and second images (L,R) using the first and second disparity based predictors (LpredD, RpredD).05-30-2013
20110109720STEREOSCOPIC EDITING FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION, POST-PRODUCTION AND DISPLAY ADAPTATION - Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for stereoscopically editing video content. In one embodiment, image pairs of a sequence may be stereoscopically modified by altering at least one image of the image pair. The at least one image may be altered using at least one mapping function. The at least one image may also be altered based on a saliency of the image pair. The at least one image may also be altered based on disparities between the image pair. Advantageously, stereoscopic properties of video content may be edited more conveniently and efficiently.05-12-2011
201101283513D DISPLAY HANDLING OF SUBTITLES - A method of creating a three-dimensional image signal comprises receiving a first image component, receiving a second component for creating a three-dimensional image in combination with the first image component, receiving a text component for including in the three-dimensional image, receiving a data component comprising location information describing the location of the text component within the three-dimensional image, and creating a three-dimensional image signal comprising the first image component, the second component, the text component, and the data component. The signal is rendered by rendering a three-dimensional image from the first image component and the second component, the rendering including rendering the text component in the three-dimensional image, the rendering of the text component including adjusting three-dimensional parameters of the three-dimensional image in the location of the rendered text component.06-02-2011
20110001792VIRTUAL REFERENCE VIEW - Various implementations are described. Several implementations relate to a virtual reference view. According to one aspect, coded information is accessed for a first-view image. A reference image is accessed that depicts the first-view image from a virtual-view location different from the first-view. The reference image is based on a synthesized image for a location that is between the first-view and the second-view. Coded information is accessed for a second-view image coded based on the reference image. The second-view image is decoded. According to another aspect, a first-view image is accessed. A virtual image is synthesized based on the first-view image, for a virtual-view location different from the first-view. A second-view image is encoded using a reference image based on the virtual image. The second-view is different from the virtual-view location. The encoding produces an encoded second-view image.01-06-2011
20110025821MULTICAST STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO SYNCHRONIZATION - Multicast stereoscopic video synchronization includes generating synchronizing information correlated to an image sequence that includes a series of left eye images and a series of right eye images, and transmitting a radio frequency communication signal that includes the synchronizing information.02-03-2011
20110032328TRANSFORMING VIDEO DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH HUMAN VISUAL SYSTEM FEEDBACK METRICS - In general, techniques are described for transforming video data in accordance with human visual system feedback metrics. For example, an apparatus comprising a transformation module, a parameter discovery module and a human visual system (HVS) feedback module implements these techniques. The parameter discovery module configures the transformation module to generate three-dimensional (3D) video data in accordance with parameters defining capabilities supported by a 3D display device. The transformation module transforms video data to generate the 3D video data. The HVS feedback module determines, while the transformation module transforms the video data, one or more metrics using an HVS model that reflects a quality of 3D visualization of the generated 3D video data with respect to a human visual system and reconfigures the one or more modules based on the determined one or more metrics to refine the generation of the 3D video data.02-10-2011
20120200668VIDEO REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND VIDEO REPRODUCING METHOD - A video reproducing apparatus includes: a decoding unit configured to decode the coded images for stereoscopic viewing, and output the decoded images for stereoscopic viewing and coding-related information which is used in the coding of the images for stereoscopic viewing and is related to compression distortion which occurs due to the coding; a quality determining unit configured to determine whether the decoded images for stereoscopic viewing should be output as a two-dimensional video or as a three-dimensional video, based on the coding-related information related to the compression distortion; and a screen generating unit configured to output the decoded images for stereoscopic viewing as the two-dimensional video or the three-dimensional video, according to the determination by the quality determining unit.08-09-2012
20120033037Signaling Attributes for Network-Streamed Video Data - In one example, an apparatus includes a processor configured to receive video data for two or more views of a scene, determine horizontal locations of camera perspectives for each of the two or more views, assign view identifiers to the two or more views such that the view identifiers correspond to the relative horizontal locations of the camera perspectives, form a representation comprising a subset of the two or more views, and, in response to a request from a client device, send information indicative of a maximum view identifier and a minimum view identifier for the representation to the client device.02-09-2012
20110115881DATA STRUCTURE, REPRODUCING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a data structure, a reproducing apparatus, a reproducing method, and a program which are applicable to various types of display and which facilitates signal processing performed in the displays. In a 3D video format according to the present invention, a base signal BS of a side-by-side image SbSP and an optional signal OS of a sub-image SuP obtained by collectively arranging three images described below regarding an L image LP of the side-by-side image SbSP are used. That is, the sub-image SuP includes a Depth image of the L image, an image hidden behind an object included in the L image, and a Depth image of the mage hidden behind the object. The present invention is applicable to 3D displays.05-19-2011
20100079579IMAGE GENERATING APPARATUS FOR GENERATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE HAVING HIGH VISIBILITY - An image generating apparatus includes: a correction unit configured to correct point information indicating correspondence between a plurality of pieces of point information indicating feature points of subjects in an image and a plurality of pieces of distance information of the respective pieces of point information so as to reduce the pieces of distance information belonging to a distance range that is longer than a distance indicated by a specific distance information included in the pieces of distance information; an image information generation unit configured to generate image information for expressing a three-dimensional image based on the point information corrected by the correction unit; and a display unit configured to display the three-dimensional image based on the image information generated by the image information generation unit.04-01-2010
20100079578Apparatus, method and computer program product for three-dimensional image processing - An apparatus for processing a three-dimensional image includes a specified value acquiring unit that acquires characteristics of a stereoscopic display unit as specified parameters, the stereoscopic display unit displaying a multi-viewpoint image created by mapping each pixel position included in a plurality of viewpoint images according to the characteristics; an observation value acquiring unit that acquires observation parameters indicating observation values of a stereoscopic image displayed on the stereoscopic display unit; a calculating unit that calculates conversion information indicating inverse mapping of the mapping based on the specified parameters; an observation value converting unit that converts observation parameters into converted parameters of the same dimension as the viewpoint images based on the conversion information; and a control unit that controls image processing on a viewpoint image corresponding to each pixel position of the stereoscopic image with respect to each of the viewpoint images based on the converted parameters.04-01-2010
20110074918SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION - Systems and methods for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) media guidance application are provided. A first selectable media guidance object may be displayed on a screen that when viewed through the stereoscopic optical device may appear in a first plane. A second selectable media guidance object may be displayed on the screen that when viewed through the stereoscopic optical device may appear in a second plane. The first and second planes may be perceived to intersect an axis normal to the display in different locations. A user selection of at least one of the first and second selectable media guidance objects may be received. An action of moving a cursor in 3D space or selecting one of the selectable media guidance objects displayed in the 3D space may be performed based on the user selection. The user selection may be performed with an input device having an accelerometer.03-31-2011
20110085023Method And System For Communicating 3D Video Via A Wireless Communication Link - A first video processing device, for example, a set-top-box, receives and decodes left and right video streams and generates left and right graphics streams. The left and right video streams and left and right graphics streams are compressed and wirelessly communicated to a second video processing device, for example, a 3D and/or 2D television. The graphics streams are generated by a graphics processor on the first video processing device utilizing stored and/or received graphics information. The second video processing device wirelessly receives and decompresses the video and graphics. Blending of the left video with graphics and/or blending the right video with graphics may be done prior to wireless communication by the first video processing device or after wireless reception by the second video processing device. The second video processing device displays the blended left video and graphics and/or the blended right video and graphics.04-14-2011
20100165078IMAGE COMPRESSION USING CHECKERBOARD MOSAIC FOR LUMINANCE AND CHROMINANCE COLOR SPACE IMAGES - Image artefacts appearing when a checkerboard pattern spatial compression is applied to luminance-chrominance color space images having subsampled chroma data, such as YCbCr, is avoided by using a different checkerboard pattern for the luminance pixels than the pattern used for the chrominance pixels.07-01-2010
20110211041IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - The present invention provides an image processing apparatus in which images that can be comfortably viewed by a viewer with less eyestrain can be displayed on a display device.09-01-2011
20110074924VIDEO SIGNAL WITH DEPTH INFORMATION03-31-2011
20110074920Transmitting device, receiving device, communication system and program - A transmitting device of present invention includes a framing portion that outputs a video image signal which is acquired per frame after extracting data of the video image signal at every predetermined number of lines in a vertical direction within a frame and positioning the data in a different area within the same frame, and an encoder that encodes an output from the framing portion such that the video image signal is transmitted to a receiving device, when the framing portion is compatible with a progressive image, the framing portion produces the output after swapping the data positioned in the different area between two consecutive frames, and when the framing portion is compatible with an interlaced image, the framing portion produces the output without performing the swapping.03-31-2011
20110074919Signal generation apparatus and shutter spectacles - A signal generation apparatus includes: a bit-clock extraction section configured to receive a digital audio signal output by an apparatus for displaying a 2-d video image used for sensing a 3-d stereoscopic video image on a screen determined in advance and to extract a bit clock signal from the digital audio signal; and a timing-signal generation section configured to generate a timing signal having the same period as a vertical synchronization signal of the 2-d video image from the bit clock signal extracted by the bit-clock extraction section.03-31-2011
20100220175SYSTEMS, APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SUBTITLING FOR STEREOSCOPIC CONTENT - Systems, apparatus and methods are provided for the real-time positional manipulation of stereoscopic (3D) subtitles in a stereoscopic viewing environment. A stereoscopic subtitling workstation is provided for creating stereoscopic subtitling content for use with stereoscopic video content in which stereoscopic subtitling content can be manipulated and adjusted in real-time in a stereoscopic viewing environment to set the desired viewing position and appearance parameters for the stereoscopic subtitling content. The stereoscopic subtitling workstation may further automatically analyze the stereoscopic video content and automatically generate optimal viewing parameters for the stereoscopic subtitling content, including its 3D offset, according to desired appearances and interaction between such content. The automatically generated stereoscopic subtitling content parameters could then use the real-time manipulation features of the workstation to further fine tune the automatically generated stereoscopic subtitling content parameters.09-02-2010
20090219382PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR ENCODING AND PLAYBACK OF STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO SEQUENCES - A method for decoding a compressed image stream, the image stream having a plurality of frames, each frame consisting of a merged image including pixels from a left image and pixels from a right image. The method involves the steps of receiving each merged image; changing a clock domain from the original input signal to an internal domain; for each merged image, placing at least two adjacent pixels into an input buffer and interpolating an intermediate pixel, for forming a reconstructed left frame and a reconstructed right frame according to provenance of the adjacent pixels; and reconstructing a stereoscopic image stream from the left and right image frames. The invention also teaches a system for decoding a compressed image stream.09-03-2009
20090219381SYSTEM AND/OR METHOD FOR PROCESSING THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a method and/or system for projection of images to appear to an observer as one or more three-dimensional images.09-03-2009
20090322858PICTURE SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, TELEVISION RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, in an apparatus according to the present invention, a first frame memory has an input portion to which a first picture signal for three-dimensional viewing is input. A second frame memory has an input unit to which a second picture signal for three-dimensional viewing or a third picture signal for frame rate conversion is input. A motion detection module detects a motion detection signal that indicates a motion in an image by use of the third picture signal. An interpolation frame generation module generates an interpolation frame picture signal by use of the third picture signal in accordance with the motion detection signal. A selection module selects either one of the interpolation frame picture signal and the first picture signal. And an output timing control module to which output picture signals are supplied from the selection module and the second frame memory.12-31-2009
20110090309IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive an encoded stream, an image capture type, and image capturing order information, the encoded stream being produced by encoding image data of multi-viewpoint images including images from multiple viewpoints that form a stereoscopic image, the image capture type indicating that the multi-viewpoint images have been captured at different timings, the image capturing order information indicating an image capturing order in which the multi-viewpoint images have been captured; a decoding unit configured to decode the encoded stream received by the receiving unit to generate image data; and a control unit configured to control a display apparatus to display multi-viewpoint images corresponding to the image data generated by the decoding unit in the same order as the image capturing order in accordance with the image capture type and image capturing order information received by the receiving unit.04-21-2011
201100850243D MULTIVIEW DISPLAY - A method for displaying content to a user including receiving a first content and a second content, applying a first depth to the first content, applying a second depth to the second content and compositing the first content and the second content to generate a 3-Dimensional (3-D) composite content, wherein the composite content is configured to be displayed on a 3-D display, wherein the composite content is configured to be played back such that the first content and the second content are displayed simultaneously, and wherein the composite content is further configured to be played back such that one of the first content and the second content is displayed appearing in focus and the second one of the first content and the second content is displayed appearing out of focus based on a selection of one of the first content and the second content.04-14-2011
20100177162METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING 3D VIDEO AND IMAGE PROCESSING USING ONE FULL RESOLUTION VIDEO STREAM AND ONE LOWER RESOLUTION VIDEO STREAM - A wireless communication device including one or more processors and/or circuits may be enabled to generating an output full resolution 3D video utilizing a first video data stream generated from a high resolution video source and a second video data stream generated from a low resolution video source. The resolution of the output full resolution 3D video may be greater than first and second video data streams. 3D video or image processing on the data streams may be performed within the wireless communication device. The 3D video or image processing may be performed external to the wireless communication device. The data streams may be compressed prior to communicating them for the external 3D video or image processing. The 3D video or image may be displayed locally on the wireless communication device. The 3D video or images may be formatted for local displaying on the wireless communication device.07-15-2010
20110175980SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE - In a signal processing device, a first left eye noise extraction circuit and a first right eye noise extraction circuit perform the same noise extraction process. A second left eye noise extraction circuit and a second right eye noise extraction circuit perform different noise extraction processes. The signal processing control circuit controls a selector so that the selector selects the outputs of the left eye noise extraction circuits for a left eye video signal, and the outputs of the right eye noise extraction circuits for a right eye video signal. The correlation detection circuit detects a correlation between the left and right eye video signals, and controls a selector so that the selector selects the output of the first left or right eye noise extraction circuit when the correlation is high, and the output of the second left or right eye noise extraction circuit when the correlation is low.07-21-2011
20100053305Stereoscopic video delivery - A method of operation of a de-interlacer/scaler for display of stereoscopic images consistent with certain implementations involves at a de-interlacer/scaler, receiving consecutive frames of video information that contain alternating left and right eye images from a decoder; at the de-interlacer/scaler, disabling all image processing algorithms that utilize pixel data for temporally or spatially adjacent pixels that represent images, where at least one pixel is for the left eye and one pixel is for the right eye; and sending stereoscopic images from the de-interlacer/scaler to a display. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.03-04-2010
20100053306Image Processing Apparatus, Image Processing Method, and Program - An image processing apparatus includes a determining unit, a converter, and a display unit. The determining unit receives image data for three-dimensional display as input, and determines the three-dimensional display format corresponding to the input data. The converter converts the input data in accordance with the determination results from the determining unit. The display unit displays the converted results from the converter.03-04-2010
201101490263D VIDEO TRANSFORMING DEVICE - A 3D video conversion device is operable to convert a first MPEG stream to a second MPEG stream. The 3D video conversion device includes an input module operable to receive a multiple-view stream, a conversion module operable to convert the multiple-view stream. The conversion module includes a decoding module operable to decode the multiple-view stream, a reformatting module operable to generate 3D views from decoded information, and an encoding module operable to re-encode the 3D views to an STB format stream, and an output module operable to output a reformatted stream.06-23-2011
20100060717IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING COMBINED IMAGE DATA AND DEPTH DATA - A combination of image data and depth data is supplied defining luminance and/or color for image positions in an image and distance to objects visible at said image positions respectively. The image data and the depth data are compressed by a compressor (03-11-2010
20110175978VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS AND VIDEO DISPLAY METHOD - In general, according to one embodiment, a video display apparatus includes a backlight, a signal processing module, a transmission-type display panel, and a lighting timing generation processing module. The signal processing module is configured to process an input video signal and output an output video signal for 2D display or 3D display. The transmission-type display panel is configured to control transmission of light supplied from the backlight according to the output video signal. The lighting timing generation processing module is configured to switch between a backlight lighting period for the 2D display and a backlight lighting period for the 3D display in such a manner that a time of a center of gravity of a figure formed by a response level-time curve in the backlight lighting period is later in the 3D display than in the 2D display.07-21-2011
20100134592METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSCEIVING MULTI-VIEW VIDEO - A method and apparatus for transceiving a multi-view video to provide a two-dimensional (2D) video service as well as a three-dimensional (3D) video service or a multi-view 3D video service is provided. When a 2D video or a 3D stereo video or multi-view 3D video is transmitted in a 2D video synthesized by a video synthesizer, format supplementary information about the synthesized video is inserted to the PSI, PES or ES_Descriptor. The synthesized 2D video is decoded by a single video decoder and the decoded synthesized video is recovered to an original video by a video recovery unit with reference to the format supplementary information.06-03-2010
20100134593BIRD'S-EYE IMAGE GENERATING APPARATUS - A bird's-eye image generating apparatus includes a first image receiving portion for receiving a first image, a second image receiving portion for receiving a second image at a second position, a first projective transforming portion for executing a projective transformation to the first image so as to be a first transformed image and for correcting the first transformed image so as to be a first corrected image at the second position, a second projective transforming portion for executing the projective transformation to the second image so as to be in a second transformed image, a three-dimensional object range extracting portion for extracting a three-dimensional object range in which a three-dimensional object exists, and a projective distortion correcting portion for correcting the three-dimensional object range by compressing so as to be a second corrected image.06-03-2010
20100128106IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROJECTION DEVICE - An image projecting device includes an image display unit simultaneously displaying left and right eye images in a line on a display panel and a projection optical system projecting the left and right eye images displayed on the display panel onto a screen in a superposed state, wherein the image display unit has a first transforming process unit performing a transforming process for rotating the left eye image on a left eye image signal used to display the left eye image, a second transforming process unit performing a transforming process for rotating the right eye image on a right eye image signal used to display the right eye image and a synthesizing unit synthesizing the transformed left eye image signal and the transformed right eye image signal to obtain an image signal for display use.05-27-2010
20110249091VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - Switching between a two-dimensional (2D) video signal and a three-dimensional (3D) video signal is seamlessly performed without causing blackouts. A video signal processing apparatus includes: an input unit which obtains a 2D video signal and a 3D video signal having different frame rates; and an output unit which (i) converts at least one of the frame rates of the 2D video signal and the 3D video signal obtained by the input unit into a predetermined display frame rate, (ii) outputs the 2D video signal at the predetermined display frame rate during a first period, and (iii) outputs the 3D video signal at the predetermined display frame rate during a second period that is consecutive to the first period.10-13-2011
20110249089VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT - A video processing device includes an input unit that receives a video signal for a left channel and a video signal for a right channel, a synchronization processing unit that performs a synchronization process used to correct mismatches between timings of the video signal for the left channel and the video signal for the right channel which are input to the input unit, a changing unit that changes video signal components of the video signal for the left channel and the video signal for the right channel which have undergone the synchronization process in the synchronization processing unit at an instructed timing and selects and outputs a synchronization signal component of either of the video signals, a control unit that performs setting for a video signal selected by the changing unit depending on an instructed mode, and an output unit that outputs the video signal selected by the changing unit.10-13-2011
20120120193IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, IMAGE CODING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - Provided is an image coding apparatus which is capable of reducing fatigue of a viewer which is caused by three-dimensional viewing and of preventing a blurring process on a significant area due to an image capturing method. An image coding apparatus (05-17-2012
20120120190DISPLAY DEVICE FOR USE IN A FRAME SEQUENTIAL 3D DISPLAY SYSTEM AND RELATED 3D DISPLAY SYSTEM - A 3D display system includes an image source and a display device. The image source is configured to provide a 2D video signal consisting of multiple side-by-side frames for representing an image and generate an upsampled 2D video signal by increasing the frame rate of the source 2D video signal. The display device includes an identical frame detector and a 2D/3D converter. After identify corresponding pairs of side-by-side frames in the upsampled 2D video signal, the identical frame detector instructs the 2D/3D converter to extract a predetermined half of each side-by-side frame in the upsampled 2D video signal, and convert the extracted halves of the side-by-side frames alternatively into a series of right-eye images and a series of left-eye images constituting a 3D video signal.05-17-2012
20110074922METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR 3D VIDEO CODING USING SVC SPATIAL SCALABILITY - A 3-dimensional (3D) video transmitter may be operable to encode a 3D video to generate a scalable video coding (SVC) base layer and a SVC enhancement layer. A first half-resolution view and a second half-resolution view of the 3D video in the SVC base layer may be packed in a first single frame. A first view such as a first high-resolution view and a second view such as a second high-resolution view of the 3D video in the SVC enhancement layer may be packed in a second single frame. The high-resolution may comprise a resolution that may be greater than half resolution. The first single frame in the SVC base layer may be used as a base-layer reference for the second single frame in the SVC enhancement layer for inter-layer prediction of spatial scalable coding.03-31-2011
20110074921Transmitter, transmitting method, receiver and receiving method - A transmitter includes: a transmission data generation section generating transmission data having a format of video field period as a unit including a horizontal blanking period, a vertical blanking period and an active video period which are separated by vertical synchronization signals, the active video period including a main video area and an auxiliary video area; and a transmission data transmitting section transmitting, in a differential signal format, the transmission data generated in the transmission data generation section to an external device through a transmission path and through a plurality of channels. The transmission data generation section allocates picture data to the main video area and allocates, to the auxiliary video area, additional information relating to the picture data allocated to the main video area.03-31-2011
20110074923IMAGE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OF NETWORK-BASED ROBOT AND METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein is a system which transmits an image using a lossless compression method in a robot to provide a service over a network and a method thereof. The network-based robot separates an image acquired by a stereo camera into various image formats and transmits the various image formats to a service server. The service server synthesizes the separated image formats to suit an image request such as face recognition, object recognition, navigation or monitoring to restore and provide an original image. When the network-based robot transmits the separated image formats to the server, the original image is transmitted using the lossless method to improve the performance of the server. Even when a service using a new image is added, separated images are transmitted with respect to the image format requested by this service to more flexibly cope with the service using the new image. Since channels are separated in order to receive lossless data, network gain is obtained.03-31-2011
20110018966Receiving Device, Communication System, Method of Combining Caption With Stereoscopic Image, Program, and Data Structure - A method for adding a caption to a 3D image produced by display patterns displayed on a display screen may include receiving video content data representing content display patterns. The method may also include receiving a depth parameter indicative of a frontward location of 3D images produced by display of the content display patterns represented in a portion of the video content data. Additionally, the method may include receiving caption data indicative of a caption display pattern. The method may also include combining the caption data with a subset of the portion of the video content data to create combined pattern data representing a pair of combined left-eye and combined right-eye display patterns. A horizontal position of the caption display pattern in the combined left-eye display pattern may be offset from a horizontal position of the caption display pattern in the combined right-eye display pattern based on the depth parameter.01-27-2011
20110149036METHOD FOR DISPLAYING 3D CAPTION AND 3D DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - A 3D caption display method for harmoniously merging and displaying closed caption with 3D image in a 3D display apparatus, and a 3D display apparatus suitable for implementing the method. When the 3D display apparatus receives image signals of first and second images for implementing 3D image in a stereoscopic scheme, the 3D display apparatus receives closed caption data only for a base view determined from the first and second images. Then, the display apparatus determines the position of a closed caption for an extended view based on the closed caption data for the base view and a certain 3D caption information, and formats caption graphic data for the base view and the extended view to output 3D closed caption in a stereoscopic format.06-23-2011
20110149032TRANSMISSION AND HANDLING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CONTENT - Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to transmission and handling of three-dimensional video content. An embodiment of a method includes receiving a multimedia data stream including video data utilizing an interface protocol and determining that the received video data includes three-dimensional (3D) video data, where each frame of the video data includes a first vertical synchronization (Vsync) signal prior to an active data region, the active data region including a first data region and a second data region. The method further includes converting the 3D video data from a 3D data format to a two-dimensional (2D) video format, where converting the 3D video data includes identifying a region between the first data region and the second data region, inserting a second Vsync signal between the first data region and the second data region, and providing an identifier to distinguish between the first data region and the second data region.06-23-2011
20100271460Method for Improving Image Quality and Color Compensating Device and Image Processing Device - A method for improving image quality in an image processing device comprises receiving an image signal comprising a plurality of field signals corresponding to a plurality of fields, each field signal comprising a plurality of pixel signals corresponding to a plurality of pixels, and each pixel signal comprising an original chrominance value and a compensating chrominance value; replacing the compensating chrominance value of a pixel signal in every field signal by the original chrominance value of another pixel signal of a same position in another field signal, and generating a primary compensating result corresponding to every pixel signal; calculating a primary weighted sum of a pixel signal corresponding to every pixel and a primary compensating result corresponding to the pixel signal according to a degree of variation corresponding to every pixel of every field; and outputting the primary weighted sum corresponding to every pixel, to output primary compensating field signals.10-28-2010
20100295923MULTI-SCREEN DISPLAYING APPARATUS - Provided is a multi-screen display capable of displaying more images with no sense of discomfort by using multi-screen display while reducing a load on the decoding processing of encoded image contents. The multi-screen display for displaying a plurality of images composed of encoded data including mixed pictures (I, P, B) on a single screen comprises a highlight screen determining section for specifying a screen in which a highlight image out of the images is displayed every predetermined time and a load reducing section for reducing the processing load in a decoding processing section on images other than the image displayed on the screen determined by the highlight screen determining section by deleting the picture (B). With this, a highlighted image is displayed while being changed for each predetermined time, whereby the line of sight of the user can be so navigated as to face a smooth image.11-25-2010
20120229600IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREOF - An image display apparatus and method are provided. The image display apparatus includes receiving an image comprising a left-eye image and a right-eye image, determining at least one distortion parameter from the left-eye image and the right-eye image; converting the received left-eye image and right-eye image by removing a first boundary part from the received left-eye image and removing a second boundary part from the received right-eye image based on the at least one determined distortion parameter; and alternately displaying the converted left-eye image and right-eye image.09-13-2012
20110149025Three-Dimensional Imaging Method, Installation Implementing Said Method, Method for Configuring Such an Installation, Computer Programme Implementing Said Method - The invention concerns a method for three-dimensional imaging of a volume to be imaged executed by several computers connected in parallel: an emitting machine (06-23-2011
20120200667SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO FACILITATE INTERACTIONS WITH VIRTUAL CONTENT - According to some embodiments, a graphics platform may receive a video signal, including an image of a person, from a video camera. The graphics platform may then add a virtual object to the video signal to create a viewer or broadcast signal. 08-09-2012
20120033039ENCODING METHOD, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND DECODING METHOD - The encoding method obtains a video stream including pictures and display information, the pictures being L-R containing images each having a display area split into two sub-areas, one storing a left-view image and the other storing a right-view image. The display information includes 2D display information and 3D display information, each of which including cropping information specifying an area in the display area as an area to be cropped, the area in the display area specified by the cropping information of the 3D display information is for 3D display, and the area in the display area specified by the cropping information of the 2D display information is for 2D display, and is one of the left-view image and the right-view image.02-09-2012
20110175979VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus configured to scale three-dimensional video data including an interleaved image of a first resolution, in which a left-eye image and a right-eye image are alternately disposed in every other scanning line, to a second resolution, includes a left/right-eye image extraction module, an image interpolation module, and a scaling module. The left/right-eye image extraction module extracts a left-eye interleaved image corresponding to scanning lines of the left-eye image and a right-eye interleaved image corresponding to scanning lines of the right-eye image. The image interpolation module generates an interpolated left-eye image and an interpolated right-eye image by interpolating pixels by using the left-eye interleaved image and the right-eye interleaved image. The scaling module generates a left-eye scaling image and a right-eye scaling image by scaling the interpolated left-eye image and the interpolated right-eye image to the second resolution.07-21-2011
20110254917METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF 3D TELEVISION PROGRAM MATERIALS - Method, apparatus and computer readable media for receiving a multiprogram program transport service that includes one or more compressed video services and one or more 3D-2D conversion options, generating an uncompressed video signal by performing a decoding portion of a transcoding operation for one of the one or more of the video services, determining from the 3D-2D conversion option whether a 3D-2D conversion is to be performed, performing a scale conversion on the uncompressed video according to a specified type of 3D-2D conversion, generating a compressed video service by performing an encoding portion of a transcoding operation on the uncompressed video that has been scale converted, and generating a second multiprogram program transport service that includes the compressed video signal that has been 3D-2D converted.10-20-2011
20110164112Compatible Stereoscopic Video Delivery - Stereoscopic images are subsampled and placed in a “checkerboard” pattern in an image. The image is encoded in a monoscopic video format. The monoscopic video is transmitted to a device where the “checkerboard” is decoded. Portions of the checkerboard (e.g., “black” portions) are used to reconstruct one of the stereoscopic images and the other portion of the checkerboard (e.g., “white” portions) are used to reconstruct the other image. The subsamples are, for example, taken from the image in a location coincident to the checkerboard position in which the subsamples are encoded.07-07-2011
20100321472IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit receiving communication data including L and R images, an attribute information acquisition unit acquiring, from the communication data, attribute information including a photographing time, and an output control unit analyzing the images and the attribute information and switching between three-dimensional image display and two-dimensional image display. If L and R images photographed at the same photographing time have been acquired, the control unit performs three-dimensional image display. If not, the control unit determines whether or not an object imaging position error occurring in three-dimensional image display using L and R images photographed at different photographing times does not exceed a preset permissible object imaging position error, performs three-dimensional image display using the L and R images photographed at different photographing times if the error does not exceed the permissible error, and performs two-dimensional image display if the error exceeds the permissible error.12-23-2010
20100277567Transmitting apparatus, stereoscopic image data transmitting method, receiving apparatus, stereoscopic image data receiving method, relaying apparatus and stereoscopic image data relaying method - A disc player transmits left-eye image data and right-eye image data for displaying a stereoscopic image to a TV set through an HDMI cable. If image timing of left-eye image data and right-eye image data reproduced in the disc player and display timing of a left-eye image and a right-eye image displayed in the TV set are different, the disc player or the TV set corrects the timing of the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data so as to coincide with the display timing of the left-eye image and the right-eye image. The disc player uses display timing information acquired from the TV set. The TV set uses image timing information acquired from the disc player.11-04-2010
20110164110METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING COMPRESSED STEREOSCOPIC FRAMES IN A DIGITAL VIDEO SIGNAL - Detection compressed stereoscopic frames in a digital video stream. A stereoscopy detector is capable of detecting whether an image stream is stereoscopic or not, where the image stream may be monoscopic, stereoscopic and, in the latter case, encoded in one of many different possible stereoscopic encoding formats. The stereoscopy detector may also detect a particular encoding format for a stereoscopic image stream. The stereoscopy detector may also detect if quincunx encoding was used. Stereoscopy may be detected based on an observation of two portions in a frame sequence, and based on a comparison of segments in each portion. A change between stereoscopy and monoscopy, or between stereoscopic formats, may be detected as well, and may be detected based on multiple tests in time in a deliberate hysteresis.07-07-2011
20110164113Conversion of Interleaved Data Sets, Including Chroma Correction and/or Correction of Checkerboard Interleaved Formatted 3D Images - Conversion of interleaved data and/or correction of color samples or other data are corrected by recognizing an underlying arrangement or format of different data sets within a data stream and a conversion process applied that causes bleeding between the sets. The data sets are, for example, separate channel views of a 3D display, and the corruption occurs, for example, upon up-conversion of color samples that take into account both views together rather than individually. The invention is embodied, for example, as part of a playback device, display, or as a stand alone converter box that corrects the corrupted samples by at least one of substitution, filtering, or interpolation with appropriately selected samples (e.g., neighboring samples of a same view).07-07-2011
20110164111ADAPTABLE MEDIA STREAM SERVICING TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONAL CONTENT - Media sources that deliver at least portions of media content to viewer systems are described. The media content represents a plurality of camera perspectives of a single media product. A first request and a second request are both received. The first request is from a first viewer system and the second request is from a second viewer system. The first request is responded to by delivering a primary media stream to the first viewer system. The primary media stream contains a representation of at least a first of the plurality of camera perspectives. The second request is responded to by delivering both the primary media stream and a secondary media stream to the second viewer system. The secondary media stream contains a representation of at least a second of the plurality of camera perspectives. The second viewer system combines the primary and secondary media streams to display a three-dimensional view.07-07-2011
20110164109SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RAPID IMAGE SEQUENCE DEPTH ENHANCEMENT WITH AUGMENTED COMPUTER-GENERATED ELEMENTS - Motion picture scenes to be colorized/depth enhanced (2D->3D) are broken into separate elements, backgrounds/sets or motion/onscreen-action. Background and motion elements are combined into composite frame which becomes a visual reference database that includes data for all frame offsets used later for the computer controlled application of masks within a sequence of frames. Masks are applied to subsequent frames of motion objects based on various differentiating image processing methods, including automated mask fitting/reshaping. Colors and/or depths are automatically applied to masks throughout a scene from the composite background and to motion objects. Areas never exposed by motion or foreground objects in a series of images may be partially or fully realistically drawn or rendered and applied to the occluded areas of the background and then automatically applied throughout the images to generate of minimal artifact or artifact-free secondary viewpoints when translating foreground objects horizontally during 2D->3D conversion.07-07-2011
20110254920APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE BASED ON THE SAME - An apparatus and a method for synchronizing and providing a stereoscopic image are provided. The method includes storing a first image, receiving a second image that forms a stereoscopic image with the first image correlated, synchronizing the first image and the second image, and outputting the synchronized two images.10-20-2011
20110254919DATA STRUCTURE, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition mechanism acquiring image data of a 3D image including a left-eye image and a right-eye image, and superimposed-area information being information on a superimposed area included in the left-eye image and the right-eye image; and a disparity detection mechanism detecting an amount of disparity in an area excluding the superimposed area identified by the superimposed-area information of the left-eye image and the right-eye image.10-20-2011
20110069153VIDEO ENCODING DEVICE, VIDEO ENCODING METHOD, VIDEO REPRODUCING DEVICE, VIDEO REPRODUCING METHOD, VIDEO RECORDING MEDIUM, AND VIDEO DATA STREAM - In a system for visualizing a stereoscopic image by displaying separate video images for the left and right eyes, sub-picture data (GRD) is created for the left eye and displayed superimposed on left-eye video data (VDD) as a left-eye sub-picture without change. The right-eye sub-picture (03-24-2011
20110254921Reconstruction of De-Interleaved Views, Using Adaptive Interpolation Based on Disparity Between the Views for Up-Sampling - Method for reconstructing interleaved views of a 3D image comprising the steps of: receiving interleaved views of a 3D image, de-interleaving said interleaved views into a first view and a second view, each de-interleaved view comprising missing pixels, at each pixel location determining an amount of disparity between said first and second views, for each view interpolating each missing pixel based on the amount of disparity determined at the associated pixel location, wherein when the determined disparity is above a predetermined disparity threshold, the missing pixel value is interpolated from the data of the view to be interpolated only (i.e. the view comprising said missing pixel value), and when the determined disparity is at or below said predetermined disparity threshold, the missing pixel value is interpolated from the data of both views.10-20-2011
20110254918STEREOSCOPIC SYSTEM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING PERCEIVED DEPTH IN STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - A stereoscopic system includes: a storage device; an image transforming module coupled to the storage device to receive therefrom image frame data of correlated first and second image sequences that are acquired from a source video stream, and configured to apply at least one of geometric distortion and geometric tilt processes to the image frame data of at least one of the first and second image sequences for outputting image frame data of corresponding first and second intermediate image sequences; a stereoscopic image sequence generating module coupled to the image transforming module for receiving the image frame data of the first and second intermediate image sequences therefrom, and configured to process the image frame data for obtaining image frame data of a stereoscopic image sequence; and a stereoscopic viewing device coupled to the stereoscopic image sequence generating module for enabling viewing of the stereoscopic image sequence by a user.10-20-2011
20110134217METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SCALING 3D VIDEO - A method and system are provided in which an integrated circuit (IC) comprises multiple devices that may be selectively interconnected to route and process 3D video data. The IC may be operable to determine whether to scale the 3D video data before the 3D video data is captured to memory or after the captured 3D video data is retrieved from memory, and selectively interconnect one or more of the devices based on the determination. The selective interconnection may be based on input and output formats of the 3D video data, and on a scaling factor. The input format may be a left-and-right (L/R) format or an over-and-under (O/U) format. Similarly, the output format may be a L/R format or an O/U format. The selective interconnection may be based on input and output pixel rates of the 3D video data. Moreover, the selective interconnection may be determined on a picture-by-picture basis.06-09-2011
20110134218METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING MOSAIC MODE TO CREATE 3D VIDEO - A method and system are provided in which a video feeder may receive video data from multiple sources. The video data from one or more of those sources may comprise three-dimensional (3D) video data. The video data from each source may be stored in corresponding different areas in memory during a capture time for a single picture. Each of the different areas in memory may correspond to a different window of multiple windows in an output video picture. The video data from each source may be stored in memory in a 2D format or in a 3D format, based on a format of the output video picture. When a 3D format is to be used, left-eye and right-eye information may be stored in different portions of memory. The video data may be read from memory to a single buffer during a feed time for a single picture.06-09-2011
20110134216METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MIXING VIDEO AND GRAPHICS - A method and system are provided in which a video processor may select a 2D video output format or a 3D video output format. The video processor may generate composited video data by combining video data from a video source, and one or both of video data from additional video sources and graphics data from graphics source(s). The video processor may select the order in which such combination is to occur. The video data from the various video sources may comprise one or both of 2D video data and 3D video data. The graphics data from the graphics sources may comprise one or both of 2D graphics data and 3D graphics data. The video processor may perform 2D-to-3D and/or 3D-to-2D format conversion when appropriate to generate the composited video data in accordance with the selected output video format.06-09-2011
20110134214METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR 3D VIDEO CODING USING SVC TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL SCALABILITIES - A 3-dimensional (3D) video transmitter may be operable to encode a 3D video to generate a scalable video coding (SVC) base layer and a SVC enhancement layer. A first view such as a first high-resolution view and a second view such as a second high-resolution view of the 3D video in the SVC enhancement layer may be separate frames. A first half-resolution view and a second half-resolution view of the 3D video in the SVC base layer may be packed in a single frame. The first half-resolution view in the SVC base layer may be a base-layer reference for the first high-resolution view in the SVC enhancement layer for inter-layer prediction of spatial scalable coding. The first high-resolution view in the SVC enhancement layer may be an intra-layer reference for the second high-resolution view in the SVC enhancement layer for intra-layer prediction of temporal scalable coding.06-09-2011
20110157309HIERARCHICAL VIDEO COMPRESSION SUPPORTING SELECTIVE DELIVERY OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CONTENT - Systems, methods and apparatuses are described herein for encoding a plurality of video frame sequences, wherein each video frame sequence corresponds to a different perspective view of the same subject matter. In accordance with various embodiments, the encoding is performed in a hierarchical manner that leverages referencing between frames of different ones of the video frame sequences (so-called “external referencing”), but that also allows for encoded representations of only a subset of the video frame sequences to be provided when less than all sequences are required to support a particular viewing mode of a display system that is capable of displaying the subject matter in a two-dimensional mode, a three-dimensional mode, or a multi-view three-dimensional mode.06-30-2011
20110157307Image Processing Device, Image Processing Method, and Program - A processing device for adding a subtitle to a three-dimensional (3D) image produced by left-eye and right-eye display patterns displayed on a display is disclosed. The processing device may include a video decoder configured to receive video content data representing content left-eye and content right-eye display patterns. The processing device may also include an audio decoder configured to receive sound data indicative of an audio volume level. Additionally, the processing device may include a subtitle decoder configured to receive subtitle data indicative of a subtitle display pattern, and modify the subtitle data based on the sound data. The processing device may also include a superimposition unit configured to combine the modified subtitle data with the video content data to create combined pattern data representing combined left-eye and combined right-eye display patterns.06-30-2011
20110157306Animation Generation Systems And Methods - The animation generation system includes: an avatar generation module for generating an avatar in a virtual space, wherein the avatar has a set of skeletons and a skin, and the movable nodes of the set of skeletons are manipulated so that a motion of the skin is induced; and an avatar manipulation module for manipulating the movable nodes, including: a position mark which is moved to at least one first real position in a real space; at least one control mark which is moved to at least one second real position in the real space; and a video capturing unit for capturing the images of the real space; an arithmetic unit for identifying the first real position and the second real position from the images of the real space, and converting the first real position into a first virtual position, and the second real position into a second virtual position.06-30-2011
20120147137METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING A MULTIVIEW VIDEO SIGNAL - A method of processing a multiview video stream is disclosed. The present invention includes receiving the multiview video stream including a random access picture, the random access picture including a random access slice, the random access slice indicating a slice referring to a slice existing at a same time in a different view only, receiving an identification information indicating that the received multiview video stream is a stereo video bitstream, obtaining a flag information indicating whether the random access picture is used for inter-view prediction based on the flag information, determining an initialization information of a reference picture list of the random access picture based on the flag information, initializing the reference picture list of the random access picture using the initialization information, determining a prediction value of a macroblock in the random access picture based on the initialized reference picture list, and decoding the macroblock using the prediction value of the macroblock.06-14-2012
20120147136IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS OF MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus of a mobile terminal generates a three-dimensional (3D) image based on images captured by a camera, and transmit and/or display the generated 3D image to allow a user to easily, conveniently view the 3D image, and a method thereof are provided. The image processing apparatus of a mobile terminal receives images captured by at least a pair of cameras installed in the mobile terminal, converts the received images into a 3D image, and transmit the 3D image.06-14-2012
20110080467 A METHOD OF GENERATING A PROFILE OF THE PATH TAKEN BY AN OBJECT TRAVELLING OVER A 3-DIMENSIONAL SURFACE - The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods and apparatus, including computer program products and computing-system implemented methods, for providing two-dimensional path profiles of three-dimensional spaces or surfaces. In one aspect, there is provided a method. The method may capture a moving image including one or more golf strokes. The correlation process may generate information defining the path taken by the object over a space or surface as defined by a map. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.04-07-2011
20110080468HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL DISK FOR RECORDING STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO, OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND OPTICAL DISK RECORDING DEVICE - An optical disk for recording stereoscopic videos and high-quality video signals and a system for reproducing the videos and signals from the optical disk are made compatible with the conventional video reproducing system. A reproducing device which is used for reproducing stereoscopic videos and high-quality videos obtains stereoscopic video or high-quality videos by reproducing both first and second interleaved blocks on the optical disk in which first and second video signals are alternately recorded on the left and right sides by dividing the first and second video signals into frame groups of one GOP or more and a reproducing device which is not used for reproducing the stereoscopic videos and high-quality videos obtains ordinary videos by only reproducing either the first or second interleaved block by jumping tracks.04-07-2011
20110080466AUTOMATED PROCESSING OF ALIGNED AND NON-ALIGNED IMAGES FOR CREATING TWO-VIEW AND MULTI-VIEW STEREOSCOPIC 3D IMAGES - A system for creation of stereoscopic 3D images, including a disparity map initializer, for deriving one or more initial disparity maps represented as vector fields of translations between aligned left and right images of a scene, a disparity map generator, coupled with the disparity map initializer, for deriving disparity maps for the aligned left and right images, from the initial disparity maps, and a view renderer, coupled with the disparity map generator, for rendering stereoscopic 3D images, from the aligned left and right images, and from the disparity maps. A method for creating stereoscopic 3D images is also described and claimed.04-07-2011
20110080465METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UNCOMPRESSED THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DATA VIA DIGITAL DATA INTERFACE - A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving video data via a digital data interface are provided. The video data transmission method includes: inserting three-dimensional (3D) video data into a video data period in a video frame; inserting information regarding a 3D image format of the 3D video data into a data island period in the video frame; and transmitting the video frame via the digital data interface.04-07-2011
20110096147IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes: an image input section through which a two-dimensional image signal is input; an image converting section which receives the image signal output from the image input section and generates and outputs a left eye image and a right eye image for realizing stereopsis; and an image output section which outputs the left eye image and the right eye image output from the image converting section. The image converting section extracts a spatial characteristic amount of the input image signal, generates at least one of the left eye image and the right eye image through an image conversion process in which the characteristic amount is applied, and performs the image conversion process of a different type according to a comparison result of distance information of a preset region unit in the input image signal and a predetermined threshold.04-28-2011
20110096146Method and system for response time compensation for 3D video processing - A sequential pattern comprising contiguous black frames inserted between left and right 3D video and/or graphics frames may be displayed on an LCD display. The pattern may comprise two or three contiguous left frames followed by contiguous black frames followed by two or three contiguous right frames followed by contiguous black frames. The left and/or right frames may comprise interpolated frames and/or may be displayed in ascending order. The contiguous black frames are displayed longer than liquid crystal response time. 3D shutter glasses are synchronized with the black frames. A left lens transmits light when left frames followed by contiguous black frames are displayed and a right lens transmits light when right frames followed by contiguous black frames are displayed. A 3D pair of 24 Hz frames or two 3D pairs of 60 Hz frames per pattern are displayed on a 240 Hz display.04-28-2011
20100110163METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENCODING A VIDEO DATA SIGNAL, ENCODED VIDEO DATA SIGNAL, METHOD AND SYTEM FOR DECODING A VIDEO DATA SIGNAL - Video data signals are encoded such that the encoded video data signal comprises at least a primary and at least a secondary video data signal. The primary and secondary video data signal are jointly compressed. The primary video data signal is compressed in a self-contained manner, and the secondary video data signal is compressed using data from the primary video data signal. The jointly compressed video data signal is split (BSS) into separate bitstreams, at least a primary bitstream comprising data for the primary video data signal and at least a secondary bitstream comprising data for the secondary video data signal, whereafter the primary and secondary bitstreams are multiplexed into a multiplexed signal, and the primary and secondary signals are provided with separate codes (0x1B, 0x20).05-06-2010
20100214393COMBINED EXCHANGE OF IMAGE AND RELATED DEPTH DATA - A method of combined exchange of image data and related depth data is disclosed. The method comprises: converting an input image signal, representing the image data, comprising a predetermined number of input color components (R,G,B) into an output image signal comprising a luminance component and a chrominance component; combining the output signal with the related depth data into a combined signal, comprising the luminance component, the chrominance component and a depth component (D) which is based on the depth data; and transmission of the combined signal over a number of channels (08-26-2010
20110261157CONTENT REPRODUCING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Provided is a contents reproduction device that can concurrently switch a video (hereinafter called “V”) image and a graphics (hereinafter called “G”) image from 2D to 3D. A contents reproduction device (10-27-2011
201102611593D VIDEO PROCESSOR AND 3D VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD10-27-2011
20100194857METHOD OF STEREOSCOPIC 3D VIEWING USING WIRELESS OR MULTIPLE PROTOCOL CAPABLE SHUTTER GLASSES - A system, apparatus, method, and computer-readable media are provided for the viewing of stereoscopic three dimensional (3D) images using shutter glasses. According to one method, a wireless protocol is used to communicate stereoscopic synchronization information. The glasses may scan wireless, infrared, and visible light signals to deduce the timing necessary for stereoscopic synchronization with the display. The necessary synchronization information is then determined from the information in these signals. Other methods incorporate this technology into a mobile device, a cradle or dongle that attaches to the mobile device, or an otherwise ordinary pair of sunglasses.08-05-2010
20110187819DEPTH CAMERA COMPATIBILITY - Compatibility between a depth image consumer and a plurality of different depth image producers is provided by receiving a native depth image having unsupported depth camera parameters that are not compatible with a depth image consumer, and converting the native depth image to a virtual depth image having supported virtual depth camera parameters that are compatible with the depth image consumer. This virtual depth image is then output to the depth image consumer.08-04-2011
20110187822DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR PROVIDING 3D IMAGE APPLIED TO THE SAME, AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING 3D IMAGE - A display apparatus, a method for providing a three-dimensional (3D) image and a system for providing a 3D image are disclosed. The display apparatus determines a format of an input image if a first signal is received from 3D glasses, and displays the image currently being displayed in a two-dimensional (2D) image mode in a 3D image mode according to the determined format. Accordingly, the displays apparatus determines the format of the 3D image in response to a user wearing the 3D glasses and displays the 3D image in a 3D image mode according to the determined format. Thus, the user may enjoy the 3D image more easily and conveniently.08-04-2011
20110134219METHOD OF GENERATING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE SIGNAL AND METHOD OF SCALING THE SAME - A method of generating a stereoscopic image signal and scaling the same includes receiving a left-eye image signal and a right-eye image signal, generating a progressive stereoscopic image signal by multiplexing the left-eye image signal and the right-eye image signal, and scaling up or down the progressive stereoscopic image signal. Accordingly, it is possible to simplify a structure of an apparatus to generate the stereoscopic image signal and reduce manufacturing costs of the apparatus to generate the stereoscopic image signal.06-09-2011
20110187821PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR ENCODING AND PLAYBACK OF STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO SEQUENCES - A method for decoding a compressed image stream, the image stream having a plurality of frames, each frame consisting of a merged image including pixels from a left image and pixels from a right image. The method involves the steps of receiving each merged image; changing a clock domain from the original input signal to an internal domain; for each merged image, placing at least two adjacent pixels into an input buffer and interpolating an intermediate pixel, for forming a reconstructed left frame and a reconstructed right frame according to provenance of the adjacent pixels; and reconstructing a stereoscopic image stream from the left and right image frames. The invention also teaches a system for decoding a compressed image stream.08-04-2011
20110149029METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PULLDOWN PROCESSING FOR 3D VIDEO - A video processing device may perform pulldown when generating an output video stream that corresponds to received input 3D video stream. The pulldown may be performed based on determined native characteristics of the received input 3D video stream and display parameters corresponding to display device used for presenting the generated output video stream. The native characteristics of the received input 3D video stream may comprise film mode, which may be used to determine capture frame rate. The display parameters may comprise scan mode and/or display frame rate. A left view or a right view frame in every group of frames in the input 3D video stream comprising two consecutive left view frames and corresponding two consecutive right view frames may be duplicated when the input 3D video stream comprises a film mode with 24 fps capture frame rate and the display device uses 60 Hz progressive scanning.06-23-2011
20110149037Method and system for encoding a 3D video signal, encoder for encoding a 3-D video signal, encoded 3D video signal, method and system for decoding a 3D video signal, decoder for decoding a 3D video signal. - In a method for encoding and an encoder for a 3D video signal, a principal data layer, a depth map for the principal data layers and further data layers are encoded. Several data layers are combined in one or more common data layers by moving data segments such as data blocks from data layers of origin into common data layers and keeping record of the shift in an additional data stream.06-23-2011
20110149034STEREO IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND STEREO IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTIMG METHOD - [Object] To maintain perspective consistency among individual objects in an image in display of superimposition information in an image display apparatus.06-23-2011
20110149033CODE STREAM CONVERSION SYSTEM AND METHOD, CODE STREAM IDENTIFYING UNIT AND SOLUTION DETERMINING UNIT - A code stream conversion system and method, a code stream identifying unit and a solution determining unit are provided. The code stream conversion method includes: receiving an original code stream format obtained by parsing an original code stream; and determining a transcoding solution according to a target code stream format and the original code stream format, and using the original code stream format to decode the original code stream and using the target code stream format to encode a decoded code stream according to the transcoding solution, thus completing code stream conversion, and obtaining a target code stream corresponding to the target code stream format. Through the code stream conversion system and method, the original code stream is parsed and the transcoding solution is determined, thus achieving mutual conversion between a three-dimensional video code stream and a planar video code stream.06-23-2011
20110149031STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE, MULTI-VIEW IMAGE, AND DEPTH IMAGE ACQUISITION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a camera apparatus, including: a camera unit including at least two cameras to acquire a stereoscopic image; a camera control unit to adjust a view angle of the at least two cameras and an interval between the at least two cameras; a depth information obtainment unit to obtain depth information from the stereoscopic image; and an intermediate image generator to generate an intermediate image based on the stereoscopic image and the depth information.06-23-2011
20110149030DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a display apparatus and a control method thereof. The display apparatus may include a signal receiving unit which receives a three-dimensional (3D) image signal, the 3D image signal including a left eye image and a right eye image; a converter which converts a format of the 3D image signal into a second transmission format if the format of the 3D image signal is of a first transmission format; a 3D processor which processes the converted 3D image signal for 3D display; and a display unit which performs the 3D display with regard to the processed 3D image signal. With this configuration, it is possible to convert a 3D image signal of a new standard into a format which can be processed by a system which processes a 3D image signal according to a previously existing standard.06-23-2011
20110149028METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING 3D GLASSES WITH 3D VIDEO DISPLAYS - 3D glasses may communicate with a video device that is used for playback of 3D video content to determine an operating mode used during the 3D video content playback and to synchronize viewing operations via the 3D glasses during the 3D video content playback based on the determined operating mode. Exemplary operating modes include polarization mode or shutter mode. The 3D video content may comprise stereoscopic left and right views. Polarization of the 3D glasses may be synchronized to polarization of the right and left views in polarization mode; whereas shuttering of the 3D glasses may be synchronized to the frequency of alternating rendering of right and left views in shuttering mode. Synchronization of the 3D glasses may be performed prior to start of the 3D video content playback and/or dynamically during the 3D video content playback. The 3D glasses may communicate with the video device via wireless interfaces.06-23-2011
20100026783METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ENCODE AND DECODE STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO DATA - A method and apparatus for encoding or tagging a video frame provides a way to indicate, to a receiver, for example, whether the video content is 3-D content or 2-D content. A method and apparatus for decoding an encoded or tagged video frame provides a way, for a receiver, for example, to determine whether the video content is 3-D content or 2-D content. 3-D video data may be encoded by replacing lines of at least one video frame with a specific color or pattern. When a decoder detects the presence of the colored or patterned lines in an image frame, it may interpret them as an indicator that 3-D video data is present.02-04-2010
20100026782SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE VISUAL EFFECTS COMPOSITING - There is provided a system for acquiring video data (02-04-2010
20100315487MEDICAL IMAGING METHOD IN WHICH VIEWS CORRESPONDING TO 3D IMAGES ARE SUPERIMPOSED OVER 2D IMAGES - A method using an imaging device to define an acquisition geometry for 2D images of an observation region, a region for which there exists a 3D representation. 2D views of the 3D representation can be determined following the acquisition geometry of the imaging device for a plurality of viewing points, so that each acquired 2D image can be superimposed with any of this plurality of views. As a variant, in the 3D representation two views are determined corresponding to the viewing point at which the eye is positioned at the formation plane of the acquired image (front view and corresponds to the 2D image) and to the viewing point at which the eye is positioned at the focal point of the projective geometry (back view which is opposite to the viewing point of the 2D image). These two views allow the generation of two images for superimposition over the acquired image, defining superimposition of the acquired image with a front view of the 3D representation of the observation region and superimposition of the acquired image with a back view of the 3D representation of the observation region.12-16-2010
20100066811STEREO VISION SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Provided are a stereo vision system and a control method thereof. A stereo vision system includes an image information extracting unit receiving left and right images of the left and right stereo cameras to extract color information for a brightness control of the images from the received images, an image preprocessing unit performing a process for reducing noises of the left and right images using the color information and a prestored calibration parameter, a stereo matching unit performing stereo matching of the left and right images processed by the image preprocessing unit through an algorithm to obtain a depth map, and a matching result measuring unit receiving the depth map obtained by the stereo matching unit to measure a matching degree, and changing the prestored calibration parameter according to a result of the measurement.03-18-2010
20120033042IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY OBSERVING SYSTEM, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is an image display device including a high frame rate signal generating unit that increases a frame rate of an input video signal, a frame rate adjusting unit that adjusts a frame rate by synthesizing a black image at intervals of a predetermined frame on a high frame rate signal output from the high frame rate signal generating unit, and a display panel that displays a video based on a video signal output from the frame rate adjusting unit.02-09-2012
20120033041BROADCAST RECEIVER AND 3D VIDEO DATA PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A broadcast receiver and a 3D video data processing method thereof are disclosed herein, a 3D video data processing method of a broadcast receiver according to an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving, by a receiving unit, a broadcast signal including 3D video data and 3D complementary video information, wherein the 3D video data include half-resolution base video data and complementary video data for configuring a full-resolution image; parsing, by 3D video information processing unit, a 3D complementary video information; decoding, by a base video decoder, the half-resolution base video data; decoding, by a complementary video decoder, the complementary video data for configuring a full-resolution image; and combining and formatting, by an output formatter, the base video data and the complementary video data using the 3D complementary video information, thereby outputting a full-resolution 3D image.02-09-2012
20120147141RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK DEVICE, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A pair of main-view and sub-view video streams and a graphics stream are recorded on a BD-ROM disc. Metadata is provided in each GOP in the sub-view video stream. The metadata includes offset information. The offset information specifies offset control for a plurality of pictures constituting a GOP. Offset control is to provide a left offset and right offset for the horizontal coordinates in a graphics plane to generate a pair of graphics planes, and to combine them separately with main-view and sub-view video planes. The sub-view video stream is packetized and multiplexed in a transport stream. A header of each TS packet includes a TS priority flag. TS packets containing the metadata have a different value of TS priority flag from TS packets containing sub-view pictures.06-14-2012
20120147139STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE ALIGNING APPARATUS, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE ALIGNING METHOD, AND PROGRAM OF THE SAME - A stereoscopic image aligning apparatus (06-14-2012
20110134213STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTER, METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA RECEIVER, AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA - [Object] To provide suitable disparity using a disparity information set adapted to the type of superposition information.06-09-2011
20120307006RECEIVING APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RECEIVING APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is a receiving apparatus including a first decoder which decodes a first image signal, a second decoder which decodes a second image signal corresponding to an image of at least a part of a region of a first image frame of the first image signal, a CPU which acquires object indication information including spatial position information of the region with respect to the first image frame, and an object reconstruction part which has the image of the region overwrite the first image frame to generate a second image frame based on the position information.12-06-2012
20120307007METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING HEADER INFORMATION OF STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA - A method and apparatus for using header information of stereoscopic image data is provided. The method includes using three-dimensional reproduction period information related to three-dimensionally reproduced stereoscopic image data of image data recorded in a payload region of the stereoscopic image bitstream, in a header region of the stereoscopic image bitstream; recording camera information related to cameras used for obtaining a stereoscopic image, in the header region; recording parallax information between base and additional images of the stereoscopic image in the header region; and recording the image data in the payload region of the stereoscopic image bitstream.12-06-2012
20120307005GENERATING A SIMULATED THREE DIMENSIONAL SCENE BY PRODUCING REFLECTIONS IN A TWO DIMENSIONAL SCENE - A method that simulates a three dimensional scene by producing reflections in a two dimensional scene. In some embodiments, the two dimensional scene includes a display area for displaying a set of images, and at least one object that is displayed near the display area. The method generates reflections of the set of images on the object and superimposes the generated reflections on the display of the object. In some embodiments, the method generates and displays the reflections in real-time as it displays the set of images in order to cause the display of the set of images to appear to be part of a 3D environment. In some embodiments, the set of images are part of a video that a device displays in real-time. The device generates reflections off one or more neighboring objects from the content displayed in each video frame.12-06-2012
20120098929Methods and Systems for Presenting Adjunct Content During a Presentation of a Media Content Instance - An exemplary method includes an adjunct content presentation system sequentially presenting a first main content image of a media content instance, a first adjunct content image comprising adjunct content having a pixel value greater than a predetermined neutral pixel value, a second adjunct content image comprising the adjunct content having a pixel value less than the predetermined neutral pixel value, and a second main content image of the media content instance. The pixel values of the adjunct content of the first and second adjunct content images are configured to result in the adjunct content being substantially imperceptible to a viewer not wearing active shutter three-dimensional viewing glasses during the sequential presentation of the first main content image, the first adjunct content image, the second adjunct content image, and the second main content image. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.04-26-2012
20110050852STEREO TELESTRATION FOR ROBOTIC SURGERY - In one embodiment of the invention, a robotic surgical system includes a master control console having a stereo viewer to view stereo images; a surgical manipulator having a stereo endoscopic camera coupled to a robotic arm to generate the stereo images of a surgical site; a stereo telestration device coupled between the stereo endoscopic camera and the stereo viewer to mix telestration graphics and the stereo images of the surgical site together for viewing by the stereo viewer; and a telestration generator coupled to the stereo telestration device to generate the telestration graphics for overlay on the stereo images of the surgical site.03-03-2011
20110050851METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING A 1080P60 VIDEO IN 1080I FORMAT TO A LEGACY 1080I CAPABLE VIDEO RECEIVER WITHOUT RESOLUTION LOSS - A single progressive 1080P60 side-by-side 3D video or a single progressive 1080P60 2D video is captured for transmission to interlaced receivers such as a legacy 1080i capable video receiver. A video transmitter splits the captured 1080P60 video into a plurality of even-indexed line pictures and odd-indexed line pictures. Lines of the plurality of even-indexed line pictures and odd-indexed line pictures are reassembled to generate two interlaced video sequences such as two 1080i video sequences. The video transmitter compresses the generated two 1080i video sequences, respectively, utilizing different compression algorithms, for example. Pictures that originate from the same one of the plurality of pictures in the captured 1080P60 video may be synchronized for a progressive display at the legacy 1080i capable video receiver. The legacy 1080i capable video receiver may decode the synchronized pictures from the video transmitter so as to restore the captured 1080P60 video for display in progressive format.03-03-2011
20110050850VIDEO COMBINING DEVICE, VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND VIDEO COMBINING METHOD - According to embodiments described herein, there is provided a video combining device including: a frame extraction module configured to extract left-eye frames and right-eye frames; a graphic object generation module configured to generate a left-eye object and a right-eye object; a combined image generation module configured to generate combined left-eye frames/combined right-eye frames by synchronizedly combining those with the left-eye object/right-eye object, respectively; a frame group generation module configured to generate a left-eye frame group and a right-eye frame group by performing a frame interpolation based on the combined left-eye frames and the combined right-eye frames; and an image output module configured to alternately output the left-eye frame group and the right-eye frame group so as to sequentially rewrite the screen.03-03-2011
20110050849METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING OF 3D SHUTTER GLASSES USING THE SAME - An apparatus for receiving a sync signal and an apparatus for controlling a three-dimensional (3D) shutter glass using the same. The apparatus for receiving the synchronization signal includes: a synchronization signal receiver which receives a synchronization signal from a source unit; and a controller which analyzes a period of the received synchronization signal and generates a mode signal according to the analyzed period of the received synchronization to control the synchronization signal receiver, wherein the synchronization signal receiver can be selectively operable to receive the synchronization signal according to the mode signal03-03-2011
20110050848SYNCHRONIZED VIEWS OF VIDEO DATA AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL DATA - Tools are described for preparing digital dental models for use in dental restoration production processes, along with associated systems and methods. Dental modeling is improved by supplementing views of three-dimensional models with still images of the modeled subject matter. Video data acquired during a scan of the model provides a source of still images that can be displayed alongside a rendered three-dimensional model, and the two views (model and still image) may be synchronized to provide a common perspective of the model's subject matter. This approach provides useful visual information for disambiguating surface features of the model during processing steps such as marking a margin of a prepared tooth surface for a restoration. Interactive modeling tools may be similarly enhanced. For example, tools for margin marking may synchronize display of margin lines between the still image and the model so that a user can interact with either or both of the visual representations, with changes to a margin reflected in both displays.03-03-2011
20110304692STEREOSCOPIC PRESENTATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a stereoscopic presentation system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a stereoscopic presentation system capable of showing documents in a stereo by editing a three-dimensional object from a two-dimensional object such as character, image, diagram, and moving picture to output them to a stereoscopic image display unit.12-15-2011
20110304691COMBINING 3D IMAGE AND GRAPHICAL DATA - Three dimensional [3D] image data and auxiliary graphical data are combined for rendering on a 3D display (12-15-2011
20120038744AUTOMATIC 3D CONTENT DETECTION - Improved systems and methods that facilitate automatic detection of 3D content in a video program signals and, based on the detection of 3D content, automatically switches as the program signal processing and display mode of the television to 3D format. A 3D detection module parses frames of an input video program signal into first and second images and determines the level of correlation between the images by motion vector and histogram information from the images.02-16-2012
20120038743Method and Apparatus for Adjusting 3D Video Images - A method for adjusting 3D video images is provided. The method includes the steps of: receiving a 3D video, wherein the 3D video includes a plurality of frames, and each frame includes a plurality of image blocks; obtaining a binocular parallax value between a left eye image and a right eye image which related to each other in the 3D video; calculating displacement of each image block based on the locations of the same image block in the different frames and calculating the image complexity of the 3D video based on the displacements of the image blocks of the frames; converting the 3D video into a 2D video and displaying the 2D video when the image complexity is greater than a predetermined value, and adjusting the definition of depth of each image block in each frame of the 2D video, and displaying the 3D video when the image complexity is lower than the predetermined value, and adjusting the binocular parallax of each image block of each frame of the 3D video according the image complexity of the 3D video.02-16-2012
20120147138STEROSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE WITH PATTERNED RETARDER AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME - A stereoscopic display device includes a 3D formatter for aligning a left eye image data and a right eye image data received from an outside of the stereoscopic display device in an interlaced method and forwarding the same, a data compensating unit for selecting a compensation data on the left eye image data and the right eye image data received from the 3D formatter from a compensation look-up table having the compensating data on the left eye image data and the right eye image data on each gray scale preset thereon, and compensating the left eye image data and the right eye image data, and a panel driving unit for displaying the left eye image data and the right eye image data from the data compensating unit on a display unit alternately in lines.06-14-2012
20120147140TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEPTION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A video image data encoder comprises an input to receive stereoscopic image data. The stereoscopic image data includes first and second image data having chronological correspondence. An error correction encoding unit combines portions of the first image data and corresponding portions of the second image data from the input unit into a common encoding matrix. An error correcting code derived from the combined portions is added to the encoding matrix.06-14-2012
20120098928STEREOSCOPIC CONTENT SERVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a stereoscopic content service system and method, and more particularly to a stereoscopic content service system and method which defines a Scene Descriptor (SD) including information required for stereoscopic contents, displays the stereoscopic contents based on the information of the defined SD, and thereby may perform a two-dimension (2D)/three-dimension (3D) display conversion through user interaction and display a stereoscopic text based on information about a left and right text and disparity information.04-26-2012
20120147135Stereoscopic Video Display Apparatus and Method Therefor - According to one embodiment, the stereoscopic video display apparatus includes a 3D processing module and a message insertion module. The 3D processing module converts a 3D video display signal of the twin type into the 3D video display signal of a glasses-less type. The message insertion module outputs a notification message making a notification that stereoscopic video of the glasses-less type is different from the stereoscopic video of the twin type.06-14-2012
20110063415Hyperlinked 3D Video Inserts for Interactive Television - A viewer may directly interact with a 3D object that is virtually placed in a physical location in a video scene. Initially, the object appears as an integral part of the original video scene and does not interfere with the general viewer's experience of the program. A viewer may initiate interaction with the object using an input device. An interested viewer may navigate through the object's architecture based on the viewer's interest. For example, the viewer may drag the object to a new physical insertion point in the scene. The user may rotate the 3D object into different orientations and zoom in. Each orientation of the object, if selected by the viewer, may invoke a new linked object in the predefined architecture. For example, the viewer may walk through the linked objects in the predefined architecture or observe an object at an increasing level of detail.03-17-2011
20110063414METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FRAME BUFFER COMPRESSION AND MEMORY RESOURCE REDUCTION FOR 3D VIDEO - A video receiver receives a compressed 3D video comprising a base view video and a residual view video from a video transmitter. The video receiver decodes the received base view video and an enhancement view video of the received compressed 3D video into a left view video and a right view video. Base view pictures are generated selectively based on available memory resource. The residual view video is generated by subtracting base view pictures from corresponding enhancement view pictures. The received base view and residual view videos are buffered for video decoding. Pictures in the buffered residual view video are added to corresponding pictures in the buffered base view video for enhancement view decoding. The left view video and/or the right view video are generated from the resulting decoded base view and enhancement view pictures. A motion vector used for a disparity predicted macroblock is applied to adjacent macroblock pre-fetching.03-17-2011
20130010061Stereoscopic Video Display Apparatus and Method Therefor - According to one embodiment, the stereoscopic video display apparatus includes a 3D processing module and a message insertion module. The 3D processing module converts a 3D video display signal of the twin type into the 3D video display signal of a glasses-less type. The message insertion module outputs a notification message making a notification that stereoscopic video of the glasses-less type is different from the stereoscopic video of the twin type.01-10-2013
20130010060IM Client And Method For Implementing 3D Video Communication - An Instant Messaging (IM) client and a method for implementing 3D (three-dimensional) video communication. When it is determined that a local video capture device supports 3D video capturing and an opposite side requests to start a 3D video, the 3D video capturing is started. After performing coding on captured 3D video stream according to a preset parameter, a coded 3D video stream is sent. A receiver receives and decodes the coded 3D video stream to display the 3D video.01-10-2013
20110316971SINGLE PIPELINE STEREO IMAGE CAPTURE - In some embodiments, an electronic device comprises a first camera module and a second camera module, a first receiver to receive a first set of lines of raw image data from the first camera module, a second receiver to receive a second set of lines of raw image data from the second camera module, and logic to combine the first set of lines and the second set of lines to generate combined lines of raw image data, process the combined lines of raw image data, and generate a combined image frame from the combined lines of raw image data. Other embodiments may be described.12-29-2011
20110316973EXTENDED DYNAMIC RANGE AND EXTENDED DIMENSIONALITY IMAGE SIGNAL CONVERSION AND/OR DELIVERY VIA LEGACY VIDEO INTERFACES - Video signal data characterized by an extended dynamic range and/or an extended dimensionality is accepted. The accepted video signal data is converted into a different color space. Extended dynamic range and/or extended dimensionality data may be mapped to a container format that conforms to a legacy media interface. The extended dynamic range/dimensionality data are thus transportable over the legacy media interface.12-29-2011
20110316972DISPLAYING GRAPHICS WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO - Methods, systems, and apparatuses are provided for enabling three-dimensional video and additional graphics to be displayed together without interference. A media content signal is received. The media content signal includes graphics overlay data representative of a graphics overlay, first image data representative of a first image, and second image data representative of a second image. The first and second images are representative of three-dimensional content. An interference is detected between the graphics overlay and the three-dimensional content in a three-dimensional view volume. At least one of the graphics overlay data, the first image data, or the second image data is modified to cause the graphics overlay and the three-dimensional content to be non-interfering. The non-interfering graphics overlay and three-dimensional content are enabled to be viewed by a viewer based on the modified graphics overlay data, first image data, and/or second image data.12-29-2011
20120044324METHOD FOR PROVIDING 3D VIDEO IN A 3DTV - A broadcast receiver and a 3D video data processing method thereof are disclosed herein. a 3D video data processing method of a broadcast receiver according to an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving, by a receiving unit, a broadcast signal including 3D video data and 3D complementary video information, wherein the 3D video data include half-resolution base video data and complementary video data for configuring a full-resolution image; parsing, by 3D video information processing unit, a 3D complementary video information; decoding, by a base video decoder, the half-resolution base video data; decoding, by a complementary video decoder, the complementary video data for configuring a full-resolution image; acquiring and storing by a Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) processor 3D complementary video information through 3D complementary video descriptor in Event Information Table (EIT); and combining and formatting, by an output formatter, the base video data and the complementary video data using the 3D complementary video information, thereby outputting a full-resolution 3D image.02-23-2012
20120098932DISPARITY ESTIMATION SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING CONSISTEN DISPARITY FROM MULTI-VIEWPOINT VIDEO - A disparity estimation system, apparatus, and method of estimating a consistent depth from a multi-view video. When estimating a disparity at a plurality of viewpoints, the disparity estimation system may estimate a temporally consistent disparity considering a temporal smoothness between proximate frames.04-26-2012
20120044323Method and Apparatus for 3D Image and Video Assessment - A method and apparatus for assessing 3 dimensional video. The method includes computing at least one of 3 dimensional quality and geometric quality, and combining two quality values for overall 3 dimensional quality assessment.02-23-2012
201200443223D VIDEO CODING FORMATS - Several implementations relate to 3D video (3DV) coding formats. One implementation encodes multiple pictures that describe different three-dimensional (3D) information for a given view at a given time. Syntax elements are generated that indicate, for the encoded multiple pictures, how the encoded picture fits into a structure that supports 3D processing. The structure defines content types for the multiple pictures. A bitstream is generated that includes the encoded multiple pictures and the syntax elements. The inclusion of the syntax elements provides, at a coded-bitstream level, indications of relationships between the encoded multiple pictures in the structure. The syntax elements also enable efficient inter-layer coding of the 3DV content, thereby reducing the bandwidth used to transmit the 3DV content. Corresponding decoding implementations are also provided. Extraction methods are also provided from extracting pictures of interest from such a 3DV multiple pictures and the syntax elements, the video stream characterized by such a 3D structure.02-23-2012
20120056985DIGITAL BROADCAST TRANSMITTER AND DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVER FOR 3D BROADCASTING, AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING STREAM THEREOF - A digital broadcast transmitter and a digital broadcast receiver for 3-dimensional (3D) broadcasting, and methods for processing a steam thereof. The digital broadcast transmitter includes: a stream processor which processes first and second data parts of an input signal differently from each other, wherein the first data part is to constitute a 2-dimensional (2D) image, and the second data part is to constitute a 3D image; and a transmitter which transmits a transport stream (TR) including the first and second data parts processed by the stream processor.03-08-2012
20120002009VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image generator converts an input video signal to first and second divided signals to be displayed in first and second areas on one screen. First and second divided signal controllers receive the first and second divided signals, adjust the signals, and output the adjusted signals. The preparation-complete detector includes first and second frame memory groups to sequentially store a divided signal for a plurality of frames. First divided signal controller determines whether preparation to output video signals for the left and right eyes is complete or not. And First divided signal controller changes a memory selection state for reading the video signals for the left and right eyes from the first and second memory groups based on the determination indicating whether the preparation for output is complete or not complete.01-05-2012
20120002010IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a content including a first image and a second image that have a parallax with respect to the first image, a caption detection module configured to detect a caption from the content received by the receiver, a calculation module configured to detect objects common to the first image and the second image and to calculate a parallax between the objects detected, and a caption data output module configured to output the parallax calculated by the calculation module, as reference parallax to control displaying of the caption detected by the caption detection module.01-05-2012
20120002007METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING MEDIA CONTENT - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to retrieve from a first high definition (HD) channel utilized for transporting two-dimensional media programs a first HD stereoscopic data stream, retrieve from a second HD channel utilized for transporting two-dimensional media programs a second HD stereoscopic data stream, and present a 3D HD imaging stream comprising the first and second stereoscopic data streams. Other embodiments are disclosed and contemplated.01-05-2012
20120002011DISPLAY DEVICE AND VIDEO SYSTEM - A display device including an input portion into which a reference signal with a predetermined frequency is input, a transmitter for transmitting a synchronization signal which is synchronized with display of video frame image, a determination portion for determining an intermittent transmission cycle including a first period in which the synchronization signal is transmitted and a second period without transmission of the synchronization signal on the basis of the reference signal, and a transmission controller for controlling the transmitter so that the synchronization signal is transmitted in the first period except for the second period. The determination portion adjusts a timing of the first period to avoid interference between the synchronization signals.01-05-2012
20120007950METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONVERTING 3D IMAGES - A method and device for converting 3D images are disclosed herein. The method include the steps of analyzing a 2-dimensional (2D) image and generating 2D image information, generating a global depth and a local depth by using the generated 2D image information, the global depth corresponding to 3D effect pattern information of the 2D image and the local depth corresponding to 3D effect information of an object included in the 2D image, and generating a depth map by using the global depth and the local depth, wherein the depth map corresponds to 3D effect information of the 2D image, and generating a 3D image configured of a left-eye image and a right-eye image by using the 2D image and the depth map.01-12-2012
20120007947APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING THREE DIMENSIONAL MEDIA CONTENT - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to receive 3D image content with a plurality of left eye frames and a plurality of right eye frames, remove a portion of pixels from each left eye frame and from the corresponding right eye frame, combine remaining pixels from each left eye frame of the plurality of left eye frames with remaining pixels from the corresponding right eye frame of the plurality of right eye frames to form a plurality of transport frames where the combined remaining pixels form an alternating pattern of pixels based on either alternating rows of pixels or alternating columns of pixels from each left eye frame and the corresponding right eye frame, and encode the plurality of transport frames for delivery to a media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.01-12-2012
20120007948METHOD FOR PROCESSING THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) VIDEO SIGNAL AND DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVER FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD - A method for processing a 3D video signal and a digital broadcast receiver for performing the processing method are disclosed. A method for receiving a 3D broadcast signal includes receiving signaling information of at least one stream for a 3 Dimension TeleVision (3DTV) service and a two dimensional (2D) video stream, demultiplexing at least one stream for the 3DTV service and the 2D video stream based on the signaling information, decoding at least one demultiplexed stream for the 3DTV service and the demultiplexed 2D video stream, and outputting a 3D video signal by formatting at least one decoded stream for the 3DTV service and the decoded 2D video stream.01-12-2012
20100020160Stereoscopic Motion Picture - A stereoscopic motion picture sequence comprises a first channel of sequential images intended for viewing by one of a viewer's left and right eyes and a second channel of sequential images intended for viewing by the other one of the viewer's left and right eyes. Each image in each channel comprises primary image content representing a scene consisting of a plurality of elements and ‘temporal shadow’ image content. The temporal shadow image content in a first image comprises a degraded and/or partially transparent image of at least one element of the primary image content corresponding to a view of said at least one element as seen in the primary image content of a second image from the first or second channel. The temporal shadow images provide additional cognitive cues assisting the viewer's perception of the stereoscopic image sequence as having 3D depth. The temporal shadows may be used to augment conventional stereoscopic motion pictures and are particularly useful in relation to pseudo-stereoscopic ‘time parallax’ motion pictures derived from a 2D motion picture sequence by duplicating the original motion picture sequence in two (left and right) channels and applying a relative lateral displacement and relative time delay to the duplicated channels. Methods and systems for producing such motion picture sequences are also described, together with a modified display screen (or motion picture sequence) having a border pattern incorporating irregular protruding edge details:01-28-2010
20100309286ENCODING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONVERSION INFORMATION WITH TWO-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO SEQUENCE - This disclosure describes techniques for encoding a two-dimensional (2D) video sequence of video frames along with three-dimensional (3D) conversion information comprising a set of parameters that can be applied to each of the video frames of the 2D sequence to generate 3D video data. The set of parameters may comprise a relatively small amount of data that can be applied to each of the original video frames of the 2D sequence to generate secondary views of each of the original video frames. The original video frames and the secondary views may collectively define a stereoscopic 3D video sequence. The 2D sequence and the set of parameters may comprise significantly less data than would otherwise be needed to communicate a 3D sequence. This disclosure also describes some exemplary syntax that may be used to encode the set of parameters in an effective and efficient manner.12-09-2010
20120044325SOURCE DEVICE, SINK DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY TRANSMITTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DATA USING PACKETS - A source device combines right-eye video frame data with left-eye video frame data into combined video frame data every video frame. Then, the source device generates a plurality of packets by dividing the combined video frame data into packets so as to insert information on a horizontal position for a horizontal display time interval and information on a vertical position for a vertical display time interval of a first pixel of the combined video frame data stored in the packets, into a header of each packet for transmitting the combined video frame data, as information for identifying right-eye video frame data and left-eye video frame data.02-23-2012
20120013708CONTROL APPARATUS, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD - Finger coverage in an image for making a viewer sense a stereoscopic image is quickly detected with low load. A central controller includes a difference determiner which determines existence of a difference based on a predetermined determination standard by comparing left eye image data and right eye image data for making a viewer to sense a stereoscopic image based on the predetermined determination standard, and an execution controller which, when it is determined by the difference determiner that there is a difference, enables a controlled unit to execute a process different from when it is determined that there is no difference.01-19-2012
20120013709VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, VIDEO PROCESSING SYSTEM, SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - In a video signal processing circuit, when a 2D video signal is transferred in a 3D transfer format from a video signal source, a one side mute control section provided in an input video control section determines whether the 2D video signal is on the L side or on the R side of the 3D transfer format. During a period of the one side (e.g., the L side) that is not used by the 2D video signal, the one side mute control section replaces data loaded on the one side in the video signal source with fixed data, and sends it through an input video control section, a color space changing section and a packet loading section in this order. This stops these three circuit sections from operating unnecessarily, thereby reducing the power consumption.01-19-2012
20120056984METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING 2-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE INTO 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE BY ADJUSTING DEPTH OF THE 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - Provided are an apparatus and method for converting a two-dimensional (2D) image into a three-dimensional (3D) image. The method includes generating a first depth map by estimating depth information of an input image, wherein the input image is a 2D image; analyzing characteristics of the input image; predicting an error of the first depth map; determining a parameter for adjusting the first depth map based on the analyzed characteristics of the input image and the predicted error of the first depth map; adjusting the first depth map based on the determined parameter; and generating a 3D image of the input image based on the adjusted first depth map.03-08-2012
20120056983Electronic Apparatus and Image Processing Method - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a data extraction module, a mode setup module, a first video signal generation module, a second video signal generation module, and a mixing module. The data extraction module is configured to extract first and second video data from video content data. The mode setup module is configured to set a display mode in which the video content data is displayed as 3D video. The first video signal generation module is configured to generate, when the display mode is set, a first video signal for 2D video or a second video signal for 3D video, according to whether the second video data is extracted or not. The second video signal generation module is configured to generate a third video signal corresponding to the second video data. The mixing module is configured to mix the first video signal with the third video signal.03-08-2012
20120056982DEPTH CAMERA BASED ON STRUCTURED LIGHT AND STEREO VISION - A depth camera system uses a structured light illuminator and multiple sensors such as infrared light detectors, such as in a system which tracks the Motion of a user in a field of view. One sensor can be optimized for shorter range detection while another sensor is optimized for longer range detection. The sensors can have a different baseline distance from the illuminator, as well as a different spatial resolution, exposure time and sensitivity. In one approach, depth values are obtained from each sensor by matching to the structured light pattern, and the depth values are merged to obtain a final depth map which is provided as an input to an application. The merging can involve unweighted averaging, weighted averaging, accuracy measures and/or confidence measures. In another approach, additional depth values which are included in the merging are obtained using stereoscopic matching among pixel data of the sensors.03-08-2012
20120154530TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - According to one embodiment, according to one embodiment, a transmitter includes a first scaling module and a multiplexer. The first scaling module is configured to scale an image signal to a first resolution. The multiplexer is configured to assign a signal value of the scaled image signal, a signal value of an OSD (On Screen Display) to be superimposed on the image signal, blend information of the OSD and depth information of the OSD at predetermined positions in a transmission signal having a second resolution larger than the first resolution.06-21-2012
20120154531APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OFFERING 3D VIDEO PROCESSING, RENDERING, AND DISPLAYING - Disclosed is a 3D video display device providing a first video inputted into a left eye and a second video inputted into a right eye, the 3D video display device including: a control information acquiring device receiving control information; and a 3D broadcasting receiving device controlling a binocular disparity between the first video and the second video by using the control information transferred from the control information acquiring device as a key. According to the present invention, since a 3D video is reconfigured considering a distance between the user and the 3D video display device acquired by a control information acquiring device, a user's preference, or the like, it is possible to provide the 3D video in which a user can perceive optimal depth perception.06-21-2012
20120154529Stereoscopic Video Signal Processing Apparatus and Method Therefor - According to one embodiment, a basic format having a first area to arrange main video data, a second area to arrange graphic data, a third area to arrange control information of pixels of the graphic data, and a fourth area to arrange control information of pixels of the main video data are defined. A distribution module distributes a first plane containing data in the first area and the second area and a second plane containing data in the third area and the fourth area. A first image quality adjustment module makes image quality adjustments of the data of the first plane. A combination module combines data of the second plane with the data of the first plane whose image quality has been adjusted.06-21-2012
20120154528Image Processing Device, Image Processing Method and Image Display Apparatus - According to one embodiment, an image processing device includes a motion detector and a depth generator. The motion detector is configured to detect a motion vector of a video signal. The depth generator is a depth generating means configured to generate depth data of the video signal based on the motion vector. The depth generator is configured to generate the depth data when the video signal is a still image.06-21-2012
20120154527Method and System for Frame Rate Conversion of 3D Frames - A 3-dimensional (3D) video rendering device may convert a first left view video of a decompressed 3D video having a first frame rate to generate a second left view video having a second frame rate, and convert a first right view video having the first frame rate to generate a second right view video having the second frame rate. The second left view video having a particular pixel resolution may be converted by the 3D video rendering device to generate a third left view video having full pixel resolution of the decompressed 3D video. The second right view video having the particular pixel resolution may be converted to generate a third right view video having the full pixel resolution. The 3D video rendering device may generate a sequence of video frames for 3D video display based on the third left view video and the third right view video.06-21-2012
20120154526STEREO 3D VIDEO SUPPORT IN COMPUTING DEVICES - Methods are disclosed for supporting stereo 3D video in computing devices. A computing device can receive stereo 3D video data employing a YUV color space and chroma subsampling, and can generate anaglyph video data therefrom. The anaglyph video data can be generated by unpacking the stereo 3D video data to left and right views and combining the left and right views into a single view via matrix transformation. The combining uses transform matrices that correspond to a video pipeline configuration. The transform matrix coefficients can depend on characteristics of the video pipeline components. Modified transform matrix coefficients can be used in response to changes in the video pipeline configuration. Video encoded in stereo 3D video data can be selected to be displayed in stereo 3D, anaglyph or monoscopic form, depending on user input and/or characteristics of video pipeline components.06-21-2012
20120206569Method for Processing a Stereoscopic Image Comprising a Black Band and Corresponding Device - The invention relates to a method for processing a stereoscopic image, said stereoscopic image comprising a first image and a second image comprising at least one first black band. In order to reduce the display errors linked to black bands, the method comprises steps for: 08-16-2012
20120206570RECEIVING APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF THE RECEIVING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM - The receiving apparatus according to the present invention includes a demultiplexer (08-16-2012
20120154534CABLE BROADCAST RECEIVER AND 3D VIDEO DATA PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A cable broadcast receiver and a 3D video data processing method thereof are disclosed. The processing method includes receiving a cable broadcast signal including video data and SI, determining whether a 3D video service is provided through a channel by obtaining a 3D service ID from SI, obtaining 3D image format information indicating an image format of 3D video data from SI, and extracting 3D video data from the broadcast signal and decoding the extracted result. The broadcast receiver includes a receiving unit receiving a cable broadcast signal including video data and SI, a control unit determining whether a 3D video service is provided through a channel by obtaining a 3D service ID from the SI, and obtaining 3D image format information indicating an image format of 3D video data from the SI, and a video decoder extracting 3D video data from the broadcast signal, and decoding the extracted result.06-21-2012
20120154533DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CREATING MULTI-VIEW VIDEO CONTENTS USING PARALLEL PROCESSING - A device for creating multi-view video contents includes a virtual view position and distribution unit that calculates a plurality of virtual views corresponding to the number of predetermined virtual views based on input information and distributes the calculated positions of the plurality of virtual views to a plurality of view synthesis processing units; a view synthesis processor that operates the plurality of view synthesis processing units in parallel, allows each of the view synthesis processing units to create at least one virtual view video corresponding to a position of at least one virtual view distributed from the virtual view position calculation and distribution unit, and performs partial multiplexing based on at least one created virtual view video; and a video integration unit that integrates a plurality of partially multiplexed videos output from the plurality of view synthesis processing units.06-21-2012
20120154532TRANSMISSION METHOD AND SYSTEM USING AN ADAPTIVE AND PROGRAMMABLE HIERARCHICAL MODULATION - A method for transmission of a signal simultaneously including a first stream of binary data and one or more other streams of binary data, the method including, in the following order: dynamic distribution of bits of the data streams between coders, with one coder per data stream; coding the distributed bits using the coders; dynamic distribution of the coded bits between hierarchical levels of a modulator; and hierarchical modulation using the modulator.06-21-2012
20090273663IMAGE FILE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FILE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND IMAGE FILE WORKING/EDITING APPARATUS - The present invention is provided with: a stereo image data generation unit for generating stereo image data indicating multiple monocular images obtained with a predetermined parallax between the images for a same subject; a metadata generation unit for generating metadata about the stereo image data; an image characteristic information generation unit for generating image characteristic information showing characteristics of an image indicated on the basis of the stereo image data; and an image file generation unit for synthesizing the stereo image data generated by the stereo image data generation unit and the metadata generated by the metadata generation unit to generate an image file; wherein the image file generation unit adds the image characteristic information generated by the image characteristic information generation unit to the metadata generated by the metadata generation unit.11-05-2009
20120026288Directed Interpolation and Data Post-Processing - An encoding device evaluates a plurality of processing and/or post-processing algorithms and/or methods to be applied to a video stream, and signals a selected method, algorithm, class or category of methods/algorithms either in an encoded bit-stream or as side information related to the encoded bitstream. A decoding device or post-processor utilizes the signaled algorithm or selects an algorithm/method based on the signaled method or algorithm. The selection is based, for example, on availability of the algorithm/method at the decoder/post-processor and/or cost of implementation. The video stream may comprise, for example, downsampled multiplexed stereoscopic images and the selected algorithm may include any of upconversion and/or error correction techniques that contribute to a restoration of the downsampled images.02-02-2012
20120026286Electronic Apparatus and Image Processing Method - According to one embodiment, there is provided an electronic apparatus, including: a movie-noise reduction processor configured to successively perform a movie-noise reduction process on an input luminance signal to thereby generate an output luminance signal, the output luminance signal being generated based on the input luminance signal and another output luminance signal having been generated; a frame memory configured to store the output luminance signals; and a signal entry module configured to determine whether or not the input luminance signal is of a 3D video, to select one of the output luminance signals stored in the frame memory such that a frame associated with a selected one of the output luminance signals has no parallax with a frame associated with the input luminance signal, and to enter the selected one of the output luminance signals into the movie-noise reduction processor as the another output luminance signal.02-02-2012
20120026287RECEIVER, TRANSMITTER, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM, AND DATA STRUCTURE - A transmitter according to the present invention includes a decoder that decodes a video signal received from outside and acquires identification information including a format concerning 2D or 3D of video from a layer corresponding to each frame of the video signal and a backend processor that performs spatial or temporal scaling of video data by the video data based on the identification information and, when the format of the video is switched, switches parameters for the scaling adjusting to switching timing.02-02-2012
20120105583BROADCAST TRANSMITTER, BROADCAST RECEIVER AND 3D VIDEO DATA PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A broadcast transmitter, a broadcast receiver, and a 3D video data processing method are disclosed. The 3D video data processing method includes formatting 3D video data (S 9010) encoding the formatted 3D video data (S 9020), generating system information having 3D format information (S 9030) that includes information about 3D video data formatting and information about the encoding, and transmitting a broadcast signal including the 3D video data and the system information (S 9040). The 3D video data processing method includes receiving a broadcast signal including 3D video data and system information, obtaining 3D image format information by parsing the system information, decoding the 3D video data, scanning the decoded 3D video data according to the 3D image format information, and formatting the scanned video data.05-03-2012
201201055812D TO 3D IMAGE AND VIDEO CONVERSION USING GPS AND DSM - Converting two dimensional images to three dimensional images using Global Positioning System (GPS) data and Digital Surface Models (DSMs) is described herein. DSMs and GPS data are used to position a virtual camera. The distance between the virtual camera to the DSM is used to reconstruct a depth map. The depth map and two dimensional image are used to render a three dimensional image.05-03-2012
20120062699DETECTING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - To detect the presence of the two constituent images of a stereoscopic image within an image frame, a row of vertically-averaged pixels is derived from the upper half of the frame and compared with a second row of vertically-averaged pixels derived from the lower half of the frame. Similarly, a column of horizontally-averaged pixels is derived from the left half of the frame and compared with a column of horizontally-averaged pixels derived from the right half of the frame.03-15-2012
20120062700Method and Apparatus for Generating 3D Audio Positioning Using Dynamically Optimized Audio 3D Space Perception Cues - An apparatus generating audio cues for content indicative of the position of audio objects within the content comprising: 03-15-2012
20120206568COMPUTING DEVICE HAVING MULTIPLE IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICES AND IMAGE MODES - A computer-readable storage medium can be configured to store code to trigger, when a computing device is in a stereoscopic mode, generation of a stereoscopic image based on a first image captured using a first image capture device in a first portion of a computing device and based on a second image captured using a second image capture device in a second portion of the computing device. The code including code to trigger, when in a multi-image mode, concurrent display of at least a portion of a third image captured using the first image capture device in a first region of a display and at least a portion of a fourth image captured using the second image capture device in a second region of the display mutually exclusive from the first region of the display. The code including code to receive an indicator configured to trigger the computing device to change between the stereoscopic mode and the multi-image mode.08-16-2012
20110043608METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASYMMETRICAL RATE CONTROL FOR 3D VIDEO COMPRESSION - A video transmitter compresses an uncompressed 3D video into a base view video and an enhancement view video using MPEG-4 MVC standard. The video transmitter allocates bits to compressed pictures of the uncompressed 3D video based on corresponding picture type. More bits are allocated to I-pictures than P-pictures, and more bits are allocated to P-pictures than B-pictures in a given coding view. More bits are allocated to a compressed picture of the base view video than a same type compressed picture of the enhancement view video. The correlation level between the base view video and the enhancement view video is utilized for bit-allocation in video compression. More bits are allocated to a picture in a lower coding layer than to the same type picture in a higher coding layer in a given coding view. Pictures with the same cording order are identified from different view videos for a joint bit-allocation.02-24-2011
20110037830PLUG AND PLAY MULTIPLEXER FOR ANY STEREOSCOPIC VIEWING DEVICE - The present invention provides a technique for receiving one or more view signals, each containing information about multiple input images; and forming a combined stereoscopic image signal based at least partly on characterizing the sub-pixel configuration to allow for any sub-pixel configuration to be controlled by a couple of parameters that can be changed depending on which display that the combined stereoscopic image signals is to be displayed. The parameters may include some combination of the number of sub-pixels before pattern repetition, the number of views being displayed, the number of sub-pixels used for each view, or the offset per line; the parameters may determine which subpixels are extracted for a particular display; the combined stereoscopic image signal may contain respective subsets of pixels from left and right images from each of the multiple input signals; the method may form part of a dedicated system as a plug and play that may be adapted for use on a wide variety of stereoscopic displays, including a display forming part of user equipment or a mobile phone or terminal.02-17-2011
20110037829Display device, display method and computer program - There is provided a display device including a first measurement portion that measures information relating to luminance of a first image signal, and outputs a first measurement result, a second measurement portion that measures information relating to luminance of a second image signal, and outputs a second measurement result, a comparison portion that compares the first measurement result with the second measurement result and outputs differential data, a correction amount determination portion that determines, based on the differential data, a correction amount for at least one of the first image signal and the second image signal and a correction portion that corrects, based on the correction amount, the luminance of at least one of the first image signal and the second image signal.02-17-2011
20110090312DATA STRUCTURE, RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYING DEVICE AND PLAYING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a data structure, a recording medium, a playing device and a playing method, and a program, which enable providing of a video format for 3D display, suitable for 3D display of subtitles and menu buttons.04-21-2011
20110090310METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING ADAPTIVE MOTION EFFECT USING SCHEMA STRUCTURE INDICATING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH PERFORMANCE OF MOTION DEVICE - Provided is an apparatus for reproducing an adaptive motion effect, including: a media processing module to separate, from multimedia content comprising information associated with a motion effect applied to each scene of content, information associated with the motion effect; a motion effect adaptation module to convert information associated with the motion effect to adaptive control information acceptable by a motion apparatus reproducing the motion effect, based on a metadata schema indicating information associated with a capability of the motion apparatus; and an apparatus control module to generate a signal for controlling the motion apparatus based on the adaptive control information.04-21-2011
20110090308DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus and an image processing method thereof are disclosed. A display apparatus includes a display unit; a signal processor which classifies an image comprising a left eye image and a right image into one of a first image and a second image according to a predetermined brightness level, generates at least two sub frames including a white frame if the image is classified into a first image, generates at least two sub frames comprising a black frame if the image is classified into a second image, and outputs the generated sub frames to the display unit. A signal transmitter outputs, to external shutter glasses, a control signal corresponding to the left eye image and the right eye image.04-21-2011
20110090307METHOD FOR THE REAL-TIME COMPOSITION OF A VIDEO - The invention relates to a method for live construction of a video sequence comprising a modelled 3D object, the method comprising the following steps: 04-21-2011
20110102544IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A method for controlling an image display apparatus includes determining a type of a video signal included in an input signal, determining whether three-dimensional (3D) format information is included in the input signal, if the video signal is a 3D video signal, requesting 3D format information about the video signal to a server that stores 3D format information, if the input signal does not include the 3D format information about the video signal, and processing, upon receipt of 3D format information from the server in response to the 3D format information request, the video signal according to the 3D format information and displaying a 3D image based on the processed video signal.05-05-2011
20110102543PIXEL DATA TRANSFORMATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY - A pixel data transformation method that can improve the display quality of a text image in a multi-view autostereoscopic display apparatus is provided. The pixel data transformation method includes following steps. The color values of a first and a second original pixels adjacent to each other are obtained. The first and the second original pixels are replaced respectively with a first and a second pixel arrays according to the color value of the first and the second original pixels. Edge pixels on adjoining sides of the first and the second pixel arrays are combined, wherein a color value of each of the combined pixels is a sum of color values of the two corresponding edge pixels on adjoining sides of the first and the second pixel arrays.05-05-2011
20120120194SWITCHING BETWEEN 3D VIDEO AND 2D VIDEO - A three dimensional [3D] video signal is processed in a video device (05-17-2012
20120120192HIERARCHICAL HOLE-FILLING FOR DEPTH-BASED VIEW SYNTHESIS IN FTV AND 3D VIDEO - Methods for hierarchical hole-filling and depth adaptive hierarchical hole-filling and error correcting in 2D images, 3D images, and 3D wrapped images are provided. Hierarchical hole-filling can comprise reducing an image that contains holes, expanding the reduced image, and filling the holes in the image with data obtained from the expanded image. Depth adaptive hierarchical hole-filling can comprise preprocessing the depth map of a 3D wrapped image that contains holes, reducing the preprocessed image, expanding the reduced image, and filling the holes in the 3D wrapped image with data obtained from the expanded image. These methods are can efficiently reduce errors in images and produce 3D images from a 2D images and/or depth map information.05-17-2012
20120120191IMAGE PROCESSOR FOR USE IN A FRAME SEQUENTIAL 3D DISPLAY SYSTEM AND RELATED 3D DISPLAY SYSTEM - A frame sequential 3D display system includes an image source, an image processor, and a display device. The image source is configured to provide a 2D video signal consisting of multiple frames for representing an image and generate an upsampled 2D video signal by increasing the frame rate of the source 2D video signal. The image processor includes an identical frame detector and a 2D/3D converter. After identify corresponding pairs of frames in the upsampled 2D video signal, the identical frame detector instructs the 2D/3D converter to convert the corresponding pairs of frames in the upsampled 2D video signal into corresponding right-eye images and corresponding left-eye images constituting a 3D video signal. The display device is configured to receive and display the 3D video signal.05-17-2012
201203140283D VIDEO FORMAT DETECTION - A video signal is processed in a video device (12-13-2012
20100289874SQUARE TUBE MIRROR-BASED IMAGING SYSTEM - A system is described for providing a three-dimensional representation of a scene from a single image. The system includes a reflector having a plurality of reflective surfaces for providing an interior reflective area defining a substantially quadrilateral cross section, wherein the reflector reflective surfaces are configured to provide nine views of an image. An imager is included for converting the nine-view image into digital data. Computer systems and computer program products for converting the data into three-dimensional representations of the scene are described.11-18-2010
20100289872Method of transmitting video data for wirelessly transmitting three-dimensional video data - A sink device (11-18-2010
20100289876STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO FILE FORMAT AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO FILE IS RECORDED ACCORDING THERETO - The present invention relates to a stereoscopic video file format capable of improving bit efficiency and processing efficiency and a computer-readable recording medium in which the corresponding stereoscopic video file are recorded. The present invention includes: a file type box that stores file format information and information indicating whether or not to include monoscopic data; a movie box that stores a plurality of trak boxes configuring stereoscopic video streams; a media data box that stores multimedia resources; a stereoscopic video media information box that stores at least one common stereoscopic video stream arrangement information; a stereoscopic camera and display information reference box that stores camera parameter and recommendation display information referenced by the plurality of trak boxes; a stereoscopic camera and display information box that exists at each stereoscopic image frame of the stereoscopic video stream and stores reference information of the stereoscopic camera and display information reference box; and a meta box that stores metadata, thereby making it possible to minimize overlapping data and optimizing a configuration of a file format in a simple form.11-18-2010
20100289875ENTRY POINTS FOR 3D TRICKPLAY - Providing entry points for 3D video data is described. An entry point unit (11-18-2010
20120314029STEREO LOGO INSERTION - A method for inserting a logo into a stereo video image to generate an overlaid stereo image, the method comprising: detecting presence of stereo pictures in the video image and, when stereo pictures are detected, determining the 3D format of said stereo pictures, said 3D format being a stereo spatially multiplexed format; generating a stereo logo comprising stereo spatially multiplexed logo pictures including a representation of the logo, said stereo spatially multiplexed logo pictures being arranged in said 3D format; and combining the stereo logo and the video image to generate the overlaid stereo image in said 3D format.12-13-2012
20120300031Apparatus and Method for Processing Video Content - Systems and low bandwidth methods to encode and broadcast a video multiplex that allows a receiving device, e.g., a set-top box, to select and decode half resolution split screen stereo video, full resolution two-dimensional video and full resolution stereo video is provided. The systems and methods provide for receiving a data signal, the data signal including a first video signal representing a two-dimensional image at a first video resolution and a second video signal representing a three-dimensional image at a second resolution; decoding the first video signal if an output display type is a two-dimensional display type; decoding the second video signal if the output display type is a first three-dimensional display type; and decoding the first video signal and second video signal simultaneously if the output display type is a second three-dimensional display type.11-29-2012
20120300029VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE, TRANSMISSION DEVICE, STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO VIEWING SYSTEM, VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD, VIDEO PROCESSING PROGRAM AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A video processing device 11-29-2012
20120300028IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - An image display device which includes a parallax adjustment unit, a display unit, a parallax detector, and a maximum parallax detector. The parallax adjustment unit is configured to obtain a right-eye image signal and a left-eye image signal. The parallax adjustment unit is configured to adjust a parallax between the right-eye image signal and left-eye image signal and output an adjusted image signal that includes an adjusted left-eye and adjusted right-eye signal. The parallax detector is configured to detect an amount of parallax between the right-eye and left-eye image signals. The maximum parallax detector is configured to detect a maximum value. The display unit is configured to display a right-eye image and a left-eye image and to display an augmented image including the right-eye image and the left-eye image as well as a monitor image indicating the amount of parallax detected and the maximum value.11-29-2012
20120300027STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention discloses a stereoscopic image display device includes a 3D output processing unit, a format matching judging unit and a time out unit. The 3D output processing unit receives a selection of a 3D (3-Dimensional) mode as an output format, and changes an output mode to the 3D mode and starts outputting a 3D (3-Dimensional) image based on the selected output format if the selection of the 3D mode is received while an image is output in a 2D (2-Dimensional) mode. The format matching judging unit judges a matching between the output format and a format of the image input to the stereoscopic image display device. The time out unit stops outputting the image in the 3D mode to return the output mode to the 2D mode if the format matching judging unit detects a mismatching of the format.11-29-2012
20120300026Audio-Video Signal Processing - A method for processing audio/video signals. The method includes determining if the video signals are in two dimensional or three dimensional format. If the video signals are in two dimensional format, the method includes providing a first delay to be applied to the audio signals. If the video signals are in three dimensional format, the method includes providing a second delay, longer than the first delay, to be applied to the audio signals.11-29-2012
20120127270DEPTH ESTIMATION BASED ON GLOBAL MOTION - This disclosure describes techniques for estimating a depth of image objects for a two-dimensional (2D) view of a video presentation. For example, a plurality of feature points may be determined for a 2D view. The plurality of feature points may be used to estimate global motion, e.g., motion of an observer (e.g., camera), of the 2D view. For example, the plurality of feature points may be used to generate a global motion frame difference. The global motion frame difference may be used to create a depth map for the 2D view, which may be used to generate an alternative view of the video presentation that may be used to display a three-dimensional (3D) video presentation.05-24-2012
20120127267DEPTH ESTIMATION BASED ON GLOBAL MOTION - This disclosure describes techniques for estimating a depth of image objects for a two-dimensional (2D) view of a video presentation. For example, an initial indication of depth (e.g., an optical flow) may be determined for a 2D view. The initial indication of depth may be used to estimate global motion, e.g., motion of an observer (e.g., camera), of the 2D view. The initial indication of depth may be modified based on the estimation of global motion to create a global motion-adjusted indication of depth. The global motion-adjusted depth indication may be used to create a depth map for the 2D view, which may be used to generate an alternative view of the video presentation that may be used to display a three-dimensional (3D) video presentation.05-24-2012
20120162365RECEIVER - The receiver includes a receiver unit that receives a digital broadcasting signal with contents that includes a video signal and identifier information indicating that the video signal includes a 3D video signal, a conversion unit which converts the 3D video signal into a 2D video signal, a rewriting unit which rewrites or deletes the identifier information, and a recording unit capable of recording the contents contained in the digital broadcasting signal received by the receiver unit in a recording medium. The conversion unit converts the 3D video signal of the contents into the 2D video signal. The rewriting unit rewrites the identifier information of the contents when recording the contents in the recording medium.06-28-2012
20120127269Method and Apparatus for Adjusting 3D Depth of Object and Method for Detecting 3D Depth of Object - A method for adjusting three-dimensional (3D) depth including performing block matching on left-eye/right-eye frames of a stereo video signal to generate a motion vector of a specific object and to obtain 3D depth of the specific object; and adjusting 3D depth of an additive object according to that of the specific object, wherein the additive object is one of a subtitle object, an on screen display (OSD) object or a program guide object.05-24-2012
20120127268METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING BROADCASTING NETWORK AND HOME NETWORK FOR 4D BROADCASTING SERVICE - Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for controlling a broadcasting network and a home network for a 4D broadcasting service. The method for controlling a broadcasting network for a 4D (four-dimension) broadcasting service according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: encoding image data of a predetermined place photographed by multiple cameras; receiving realistic effect data from at least one sensor sensing state information of the predetermined place while the photographing is performed; synchronizing the realistic effect data and the image data with each other by considering an encoding time of the image data; generating a transport stream (TS) including the realistic effect data and the image data based on the synchronization; and transmitting the generated TS to a home network.05-24-2012
20110181700OPTICAL DISK FOR HIGH RESOLUTION AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO RECORDING, OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISK RECORDING APPARATUS - The present invention has an objective of providing an optical disk having a high resolution picture and a system for reproducing data on the optical disk, which are compatible with a conventional system for reproducing an ordinary resolution picture. A high resolution signal is divided into a main signal and a sub signal by picture division means and MPEG-encoded. The main signal and the sub signal are divided into frames each having 1 GOP or more. The resultant first interleave block 07-28-2011
20110181699OPTICAL DISK FOR HIGH RESOLUTION AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO RECORDING, OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISK RECORDING APPARATUS - The present invention has an objective of providing an optical disk having a high resolution picture and a system for reproducing data on the optical disk, which are compatible with a conventional system for reproducing an ordinary resolution picture. A high resolution signal is divided into a main signal and a sub signal by picture division means and MPEG-encoded. The main signal and the sub signal are divided into frames each having 1 GOP or more. The resultant first interleave block 07-28-2011
20110181698OPTICAL DISK FOR HIGH RESOLUTION AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO RECORDING, OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISK RECORDING APPARATUS - The present invention has an objective of providing an optical disk having a high resolution picture and a system for reproducing data on the optical disk, which are compatible with a conventional system for reproducing an ordinary resolution picture. A high resolution signal is divided into a main signal and a sub signal by picture division means and MPEG-encoded. The main signal and the sub signal are divided into frames each having 1 GOP or more. The resultant first interleave block 07-28-2011
20110181697OPTICAL DISK FOR HIGH RESOLUTION AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO RECORDING, OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISK RECORDING APPARATUS - The present invention has an objective of providing an optical disk having a high resolution picture and a system for reproducing data on the optical disk, which are compatible with a conventional system for reproducing an ordinary resolution picture. A high resolution signal is divided into a main signal and a sub signal by picture division means and MPEG-encoded. The main signal and the sub signal are divided into frames each having 1 GOP or more. The resultant first interleave block 07-28-2011
20110181696HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL DISK FOR RECORDING STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO, OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND OPTICAL DISK RECORDING DEVICE - An optical disk for recording stereoscopic videos and high-quality video signals and a system for reproducing the videos and signals from the optical disk are made compatible with the conventional video reproducing system. A reproducing device which is used for reproducing stereoscopic videos and high-quality videos obtains stereoscopic video or high-quality videos by reproducing both first and second interleaved blocks on the optical disk in which first and second video signals are alternately recorded on the left and right sides by dividing the first and second video signals into frame groups of one GOP or more and a reproducing device which is not used for reproducing the stereoscopic videos and high-quality videos obtains ordinary videos by only reproducing either the first or second interleaved block by jumping tracks.07-28-2011
20110181694METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DIGITAL BROADCASTING STREAM USING LINKING INFORMATION ABOUT MULTI-VIEW VIDEO STREAM, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING THE SAME - A digital broadcasting stream transmitting method and a digital broadcasting stream receiving method and apparatus for providing three-dimensional (3D) video services are provided. The transmitting method including: generating a plurality of elementary streams (ESs) for a plurality of pieces of video information including at least one of information about a base-view video of a 3D video, information about an additional-view video corresponding to the base-view video, and a two-dimensional (2D) video having a different view from views of the 3D video; multiplexing the plurality of ESs with link information for identifying at least one piece of video information linked with the plurality of pieces of video information, to generate at least one transport stream (TS); and transmitting the generated at least one TS via at least one channel.07-28-2011
20110181693METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING DATA STREAM FOR PROVIDING 3-DIMENSIONAL MULTIMEDIA SERVICE, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING THE DATA STREAM - A method and apparatus for generating a data stream for providing a three-dimensional (3D) multimedia service and a method and apparatus for receiving the data stream are provided. The generating method includes: generating at least one elementary stream (ES) including video data of each view from a program for providing a two-dimensional (2D) or 3D multimedia service; generating program map table (PMT) information about the program, including reference information about the at least one ES and 3D additional information for identifying and reproducing the video data of each view; and generating at least one transport stream (TS) by multiplexing packetized elementary stream (PES) packets generated by packetizing the at least one ES, and the PMT information.07-28-2011
20110181692REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A reproducing apparatus includes an OSD creating unit operable to create an OSD display image, an OSD combining unit operable to combine an image and the OSD display image created in the OSD creating unit, and an outputting unit operable to output a signal of the image with which the OSD display image is combined by the OSD combining unit, to a display apparatus which can display an image stereoscopically outside the reproducing apparatus, and, when a 3D image output format of the reproducing apparatus is set to a top and bottom format, the OSD combining unit arranges the OSD display image at a position, of an image inputted in the OSD combining unit, which does not cross a center line dividing the image into left and right images.07-28-2011
20110181691System and method for decoding and de-interlacing CVBS signal - A system for decoding and de-interlacing CVBS signal includes a 2D luminance and chrominance separator, a chrominance to color difference converter, a synchronization and scaling device, a storage and a 3D luminance and chrominance separation, de-noise and de-interlacing device. The 2D luminance and chrominance separator generates 2D luminance and chrominance signals based on sampled CVBS signal. The chrominance to color difference converter converts the 2D chrominance signal into 2D color difference signal. The synchronization and scaling device synchronizes the sampled CVBS signal, 2D luminance signal, and 2D color difference signal for generating synchronized CVBS signal, synchronized 2D luminance signal, and synchronized 2D color difference signal. The storage buffers the synchronized CVBS signal, synchronized 2D luminance signal, and synchronized 2D color difference signal. The 3D luminance and chrominance separation, de-noise and de-interlacing device performs 3D luminance and chrominance separation, de-noise and de-interlacing operation for generating a frame.07-28-2011
20120162363Systems and Methods for Sharing Conversion Data - A method implemented in a server for sharing video conversion data is described. The method comprises receiving one or more sets of conversion data for one or more two-dimensional (2D) videos, archiving the one or more sets of conversion data, and receiving, from a client, a selection of a 2D video corresponding to one or more of the archived one or more conversion data. The method further comprises transmitting, to the client, conversion data corresponding to the selection received from the client.06-28-2012
20120133735Occlusion layer extension - The invention relates to the encoding of visual data captured by two or more cameras in a layered depth format.05-31-2012
20120133736IMAGE CODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING METHOD, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS - An image coding method for properly handling a 3D video format including a base layer and an enhancement layer includes a video layer and a system layer. The video layer includes a step of coding an image to generate a coded stream. The system layer includes a step of multiplexing the coded stream and an identifier to generate a system stream, the identifier indicating whether or not the image has a left-right mixed format that includes a base layer and an enhancement layer and that has a left view image area and a right view image area in each picture. In the coding step, the image that includes the base layer and the enhancement layer and that has the left view image area and the right view image area in each picture is coded to generate the coded stream, when the image has the left-right mixed format.05-31-2012
20120133734Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program - Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus, including: a correction section adapted to correct sound information associated with a stereoscopic image based on a position of a material body included in the stereoscopic image in the depthwise direction; and an output controlling section adapted to output the sound information after the correction when the stereoscopic image is displayed.05-31-2012
20120133733THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND RECEIVING DEVICE - A three-dimensional video image processing device includes an input unit for receiving a video image, an analysis unit for generating a histogram of a color space for each of a left and right eye video image contained in the video image to detect a feature parameter for each of the video images, and a correction unit for implementing a correction on the color space, for reducing a difference of the feature parameter of the left eye video image and the feature parameter of the right eye video image detected in the analysis unit, thereby preferably correcting a color deviation on the left and right video image of a three-dimensional video image.05-31-2012
20120133732METHOD FOR PERFORMING VIDEO DISPLAY CONTROL WITHIN A VIDEO DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND ASSOCIATED VIDEO PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND VIDEO DISPLAY SYSTEM - A method for performing video display control within a video display system includes: dynamically utilizing two of a plurality of buffers as on-screen buffers for three-dimensional (3D) frames, wherein the plurality of buffers is positioned within the video display system; and during utilizing any of the two of the plurality of buffers as an on-screen buffer, dynamically utilizing at least one other buffer of the plurality of buffers as at least one off-screen buffer for at least one 3D frame. An associated video processing circuit and an associated video display system are also provided. In particular, the video processing circuit is positioned within the video display system, where the video processing circuit operates according to the method.05-31-2012
20120314025DISTRIBUTED THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CONVERSION SYSTEM - A project network application can provide functionality for a plurality of worker systems to perform digital video editing so as to at least partially perform two- to three-dimensional conversion of a video. The project network application may, for instance, include tools for performing rotoscoping, depth mapping, object offsetting, occlusion filling, and the like.12-13-2012
20120314026INTERNAL BIT DEPTH INCREASE IN VIDEO CODING - In an example aspects of this disclosure generally relate to a method of coding video data that includes determining a first bit depth for outputting video data and a second bit depth for coding the video data, wherein the first bit depth is less than the second bit depth. The method also includes determining whether the video data will be used as reference data when coding other video data. The method also includes storing, based on the determination, the video data at the first bit depth when the video data is not used as reference data, and the video data at the second bit depth when the video data is used as reference data.12-13-2012
20120169844IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - An image processing method for creating a disparity image for 3D display from a 2D video image includes detecting based on a first image of the 2D video image in a time and a second image in a time different from the first image, motion vectors between the first and second images for each block of the first image, detecting from the motion vectors, a most backward vector of a portion whose depth is on the back side, calculating differential vectors between each motion vector and the most backward vector and giving a depth on a close to the block of the first image corresponding to the motion vector having the larger differential vector and creating one or more disparity images from the first image and the depth.07-05-2012
20120212578METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CODING STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO - Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for coding a stereoscopic video. The method of coding a stereoscopic video includes coding an original reference image; performing preprocessing based on the original reference image, a decoded reference image, and an original additional image; coding the original addition image based on the original additional image and an improved decoding image obtained by performing the preprocessing; and performing postprocessing based on the original additional image and a decoded additional image.08-23-2012
20120212577Stereoscopic Image Display and Crosstalk Compensation Method Thereof - A stereoscopic image display and a method for compensating for a crosstalk of the stereoscopic image display are disclosed. The stereoscopic image display includes a crosstalk compensation circuit and a display element. The crosstalk compensation circuit detects an input frame frequency, performs over driving control (ODC) modulation on 3D data to firstly compensate for a crosstalk of the 3D data, and multiplies the firstly compensated 3D data by a constant value, which is previously determined depending on the detected input frame frequency and is greater than zero and equal to or less than 1, to finally compensate for the crosstalk of the 3D data. The display element displays left eye image data and right eye image data included in the finally compensated 3D data in a time division manner.08-23-2012
20120212576Video Display Method and Video Display Apparatus - A video display method according to an embodiment includes: storing setting contents concerning whether to view a three-dimensional video continuously; and either displaying an input video as a three-dimensional video, or displaying the input video as a two-dimensional video, based on the stored setting contents.08-23-2012
20120212579Method and Arrangement for Multi-View Video Compression - Methods and arrangements for compression and de-compression of N-stream multi-view 3D video in data handling entities, e.g. a data providing node and a data presenting node. The methods and arrangements involve multiplexing (08-23-2012
20120176471Systems and Methods for Performing Video Conversion Based on Non-Linear Stretch Information - A method implemented in a computing system for converting two-dimensional (2D) video to three-dimensional (3D) format comprises sampling the 2D video, wherein the sampling is performed non-linearly in one or more directions. The method further comprises determining depth information of one or more objects within the 2D video based on sampling information and transforming the 2D video to a 3D-compatible format according to the sampling and the depth information.07-12-2012
20120176472UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS DEVICE APPLIED TO WEBCAMS AND METHOD THEREOF - A universal serial bus device includes at least two input interfaces, an input interface control unit, and an image input interface. Each input interface of the at least two input interfaces is coupled to an image sensor for receiving images generated by the image sensor and an identification bit corresponding to the image sensor. The input interface control unit is coupled to the at least two input interfaces for controlling the at least two input interfaces to receive images generated by the at least two image sensors and identification bits corresponding to the at least two image sensors in turn when the images generated by the at least two image sensors are used for synthesizing three-dimensional images. The image input interface is used for receiving and transmitting the images generated by the at least two image sensors and the identification bits corresponding to the at least two image sensors.07-12-2012
20120314024AUTOMATIC SWITCHING OF A MULTI-MODE DISPLAY FOR DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - Systems, methods, and devices that control switching of a multi-mode barrier component for efficiently displaying various types of 2-D content and 3-D content are presented. A barrier control component detects an optical signal in a control region of a display screen that is providing visual content to the barrier component, and identifies the type of visual content, such as 2-D content, 3-D stereoscopic content, or 3-D autostereoscopic content, based at least in part on the optical signal. The barrier control component identifies a specified control signal based at least in part on the identified content type, and transmits the specified control signal to the barrier component via a wireline or wireless connection. The barrier component is controlled to automatically switch to a specified mode, such as 2-D mode, 3-D stereoscopic mode, or 3-D autostereoscopic mode, and employ a specified barrier pattern, in response to the received specified control signal.12-13-2012
20120075421IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICE, IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND IMAGE DATA RECEIVING DEVICE - [Object] To enable a receiver compatible with MVC to adequately handle dynamic change in the contents of distribution and to perform correct stream reception.03-29-2012
20120075420METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING DATASTREAM FOR DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL USER RECOGNITION INFORMATION, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING THE DATASTREAM - A method of generating a datastream including two-dimensional (2D) video content or three-dimensional (3D) video content includes: inserting video data of the 2D video content or the 3D video content into the datastream; inserting into the datastream recognition information insertion information indicating whether 3D user recognition information including a mark used for a user to recognize that a 3D video is being reproduced is inserted in the datastream and display rights information indicating whether displaying of 3D user recognition information unique to a reproduction device is authorized; and transmitting the datastream.03-29-2012
20120075418VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTENT PROVIDING SERVER, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a video processing apparatus, a content providing server, and control methods thereof. The video processing apparatus includes: a receiver which receives a two-dimensional (2D) video signal; a communication unit which communicates with a content providing server providing a supplementary video signal for a three-dimensional (3D) video signal corresponding to the 2D video signal; a signal processor which processes the 2D video signal and the supplementary video signal; and a controller which controls the communication unit to receive the supplementary video signal corresponding to the received 2D video signal from the content providing server, and the signal processor to generate the 3D video signal based on the received supplementary video signal and the received 2D video signal. Accordingly, it is possible to generate and reproduce the 3D video signal corresponding to the 2D video signal.03-29-2012
20120075417LETTERBOX MARGIN PROCESSING METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING LETTERBOX MARGINS OF TARGET FRAME ACCORDING TO FRAME PACKING TYPE CORRESPONDING TO 3D VIDEO INPUT AND RELATED LETTERBOX MARGIN PROCESSING APPARATUS THEREOF - A letterbox margin processing method includes: receiving a three-dimensional (3D) video input; determining a frame packing type corresponding to the 3D video input; selecting a first image region from a target frame according to the determined frame packing type, wherein the target frame is derived from the 3D video input; and detecting letterbox margins within the first image region.03-29-2012
20120075416INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program, which allow an author to handle regarding a video plane to store a video image, which is a storage region where two images worth of storage regions of an L region to store an image for the left eye, and an R region to store an image for the right eye are collaterally disposed, only one of the L region and the R region. Of an API for L to set the size and position of an image to be stored in the L region, and an API for R to set the size and position of an image to be stored in the R region, one API sets the same size and same position as the size and position of said image set by the other API. Also, a graphics plane offset value and a PG offset value are subjected to scaling with a scaling ratio of an image to be stored in the video plane. The present invention may be applied to a BD player for playing a BD, or the like.03-29-2012
20100271459IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR MULTI-DEPTH-OF-FIELD 3D-DISPLAY - A multi-depth-of-field 3D-display image processing method is provided. An input image is divided into a foreground and a background signal, resolutions of the foreground and the background signals are compressed into half, the foreground and the background signals with half resolution are synthesized into a relay image to be displayed at a first and a second side of the relay image respectively, and the background signal of the relay image is reversed towards the other side. The relay image is then input to a play device, and a processing circuit reads a forward pixel data and a backward pixel data simultaneously and provides the data to a front and a back panel respectively. The processing circuit magnifies the first side of the front panel and the back panel into a full screen picture towards a predetermined direction, so as to output a full picture 3D image.10-28-2010
20120249736SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING OPTIMAL DISPLAY OF VIDEO CONTENT - Video display capabilities for use in the home continue to evolve. A method is described including receiving a video signal in a first format, determining at least one parameter associated with the signal and a display device, converting the signal to a signal in a second format based on the signal and display device parameters, and converting the second signal to a display signal based on the display device parameter. An apparatus is described including an input stream processor that decodes and separates a received signal, a controller that determines at least one characteristic of the signal and a display device, a video signal processor circuit that converts the signal to a second signal based on the characteristics and further converts the second signal to an output signal based on a characteristic of the display device, and an interface circuit that provides the output signal to the display device.10-04-2012
20100007717INTEGRATED PROCESSOR FOR 3D MAPPING - A device for processing data includes a first input port for receiving color image data from a first image sensor and a second input port for receiving depth-related image data from a second image sensor. Processing circuitry generates a depth map using the depth-related image data. At least one output port conveys the depth map and the color image data to a host computer.01-14-2010
20100007716STEREOSCOPIC 3D DISPLAY DEVICE - A stereoscopic image display device including: a main display panel operable to alternately display a left image and a right image; an auxiliary display panel including first and second substrates having a pixel part corresponding to that of the main display panel and a sub-liquid crystal layer formed between the first and second substrates, and positioned in front of the main display panel to change polarization information of an incident left or right image; a plurality of first electrodes patterned on the first substrate along the rows of pixels formed on the main display panel; a second electrode formed on a front surface of the pixel part of the second substrate; and a light source to supply light to the rear side of the main display panel. Both a 3D vertical viewing angle and 2D luminance in a glass-type 2D display can be improved.01-14-2010
20120314027Method and System for Processing Multiview Videos for View Synthesis Using Motion Vector Predictor List - Multiview videos are acquired by overlapping cameras. Side information is used to synthesize multiview videos. A reference picture list is maintained for current frames of the multiview videos, the reference picture indexes temporal reference pictures and spatial reference pictures of the acquired multiview videos and the synthesized reference pictures of the synthesized multiview video. Each current frame of the multiview videos is predicted according to reference pictures indexed by the associated reference picture list with a skip mode and a direct mode, whereby the side information is inferred from the synthesized reference picture. In addition, the skip and merge modes for single view video coding are modified to support multiview video coding by generating a motion vector prediction list by also considering neighboring blocks that are associated with synthesized reference pictures.12-13-2012
20120257015APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR 3D BROADCASTING SERVICE IN BROADCASTING SYSTEM COMBINED WITH MOBILE BROADCASTING - Provided is an apparatus and a method for providing a three-dimensional (3D) broadcasting service that may provide a two-dimensional (2D) fixed broadcasting service using a fixed broadcasting signal or a 2D mobile broadcasting service using a mobile broadcasting signal when a transmitter transmits each of a left image and a right image constituting a 3D image using the fixed broadcasting signal or the mobile broadcasting signal, and the receiver receives the fixed broadcasting signal and the mobile broadcasting signal, or may provide a 3D broadcasting service by composing an image received using the fixed broadcasting signal and an image received using the mobile broadcasting signal into a 3D image.10-11-2012
20120257011METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO DATA - Methods and systems are disclosed for processing stereoscopic video data for transmission into a single frame or field, including multiplexing color data for left-eye and right-eye image into a single frame or field in a spatially incongruous manner. Embodiments of the invention also relate to methods and systems for processing such a single frame or field and displaying the corresponding stereoscopic video data either on a passive monitor or on an active monitor, to render three-dimensional (3D) video content. The invention also relates to corresponding computer programs and signals.10-11-2012
20120257014STEREO IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND STEREO IMAGE DATA RECEIVING APPARATUS - A CC encoder outputs CC data for displaying a caption with a closed caption. A disparity information creation unit outputs disparity information related with each Window ID included in the CC data. The disparity information has added thereto instruction information instructing which of the left eye and the right eye is to be subjected to shifting on the basis of the disparity information. Also, the disparity information is either configured to be commonly used in individual frames during a display period of closed caption information or configured to be sequentially updated during the individual periods, and has added thereto identification information thereabout.10-11-2012
20120257012METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY - A display method and a display apparatus of a 3D image are provided. The display method includes: receiving an image stream; determining a viewing mode of the image stream; determining whether or not a screen of a display apparatus is adjusted according to the determined viewing mode; and adjusting the screen of the display apparatus in the case in which it is determined in the determining of whether or not the screen of the display apparatus is adjusted that the screen is adjusted, wherein the viewing mode of the image stream includes a 2D image viewing mode and a 3D image viewing mode.10-11-2012
20120188341SELECTING VIEWPOINTS FOR GENERATING ADDITIONAL VIEWS IN 3D VIDEO - A method of encoding a video data signal (07-26-2012
20120188339WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION ON CONTROL TIMING AND DETECTING CAUSE OF TRANSMISSION TIMING ADJUSTMENT - A timing signal generating part generates a timing signal at a preceding timing preceding a switchover timing between a video signal for the left eye and a video signal for the right eye by a predetermined offset time. When a transmitting time adjustment cause is detected by an adjustment cause detecting part at a generating timing of the timing signal, a timing signal transmitting part generates an adjusted timing signal by adjusting the transmitting time of the timing signal by a predetermined adjustment time at a transmitting time at which the transmitting time adjustment cause does not exist, adds adjustment time information including the information on the adjustment time to the adjusted timing signal, and wirelessly transmits the resultant signal to the wireless communication apparatus.07-26-2012
20120188338VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - A video signal processing apparatus includes: an input unit which receives a 3D input signal including a left-eye input signal and a right-eye input signal; an image processing unit which performs image processing on the 3D input signal inputted to the input unit, to generate a 3D output signal including a left-eye output signal and a right-eye output signal; an image converting unit which extracts one of the left-eye output signal and the right-eye output signal from the 3D output signal generated by the image processing unit, to generate a 2D output signal; a 3D output terminal which outputs the 3D output signal generated by the image processing unit; and a 2D output terminal which outputs the 2D output signal generated by the image converting unit, in parallel with the output of the 3D output signal from the 3D output terminal.07-26-2012
20120188336CAMERA MODULE, PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a camera module has a first image sensor, a second image sensor and an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus outputs an image signal for a stereoscopic display. A second sub-camera module including the second image sensor has a signal processing unit. The second image is acquired by the second sub-camera module. The signal processing unit executes signal processing for adjusting a second image corresponding to a difference between the numbers of pixels of the first image sensor and the second image sensor.07-26-2012
20120188334Generating 3D stereoscopic content from monoscopic video content - An automated method for producing 3D stereoscopic image pairs (left and right) from a single image source, such as a 2D video frame. The resulting 3D stereoscopic video content is then displayable as 3D content, e.g., on a compatible 3D display, or available for further processing. According to the method, and for each frame in a sequence, first and second luminosity maps are generated. The first luminosity map is applied to the frame to generate a first image of a stereoscopic pair, and the second luminosity map is applied to the frame to generate the second (corresponding) image of the stereoscopic pair. Each pixel in each frame is processed independently to generate the respective luminosity maps.07-26-2012
20120257013ANALYSIS OF 3D VIDEO - An image analysis apparatus for processing a 3D video signal comprising successive pairs of images representing different respective views of a scene to generate an image depth indicator comprises a correlator configured to correlate image areas in one of the pair of images with image areas in the other of the pair of images so as to detect displacements of corresponding image areas between the two images; a graphics generator configured to generate a graphical representation of the distribution of the displacements, with respect to a range of possible displacement values, across the pair of images; and a display generator for generating for display the graphical representation in respect of a current pair of images and in respect of a plurality of preceding pairs of images, so as to provide a time-based representation of variations in the distribution of the displacements.10-11-2012
20120081516TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING METHOD, RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND RECEIVING METHOD - [Object] To allow the receiver side that receives a transport stream TS including a first video stream having two-dimensional image data inserted thereinto and a second video stream having the three-dimensional image data inserted thereinto in a time multiplexed manner to perform an appropriate and efficient process.04-05-2012
20120081515DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PIP IMAGE - Provided are a device and method for providing a three-dimensional PIP image, for combining and outputting a main image with a PIP image. A device for providing a three-dimensional PIP image according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: an image acquisition unit for acquiring a main three-dimensional image and a two-dimensional or three-dimensional PIP image from a broadcast signal, external device, or recording medium; a PIP-combining unit for combining the main image and the PIP image; and a three-dimensional formatter for formatting the combined image of the main image and the PIP image into a format that can be stereoscopically displayed. Accordingly, an image may be provided with a main three-dimensional image and a two-dimensional PIP image or a main three-dimensional image and a three-dimensional PIP image which are overlaid.04-05-2012
20120081514REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND REPRODUCING METHOD - A reproducing apparatus for outputting content to an external display device, comprises a decode portion, which is configured to decode the content, and an output portion, which is configured to output the content, being decoded in the decode portion, to the external display device, wherein information relating to a limit of displaying a 3D vision is added to the content outputted from the output portion, where the content to be outputted therefrom is that, the 3D vision of which is to be limited.04-05-2012
20120081513Multiple Parallax Image Receiver Apparatus - A multiple parallax image receiver apparatus according to an embodiment includes: an image signal receiver and processor unit configured to receive an image signal; a multiple parallax image generator unit configured to generate first multiple parallax images based on the image signal; a multiple parallax image receiver and converter unit configured to receive multiple parallax image signals and convert the received multiple parallax image signals to second multiple parallax images; a message generator unit configured to generate third multiple parallax images containing a message to be displayed on a display device when power supply is turned on; a selector unit configured to select and output the third multiple parallax images when the power supply is turned on, and then select and output the first or second multiple parallax images; and a stereoscopic image converter unit configured to convert the multiple parallax images output from the selector unit to an image for stereoscopic image display.04-05-2012
20120262547ENCODING AND DECODING MULTI-VIEW VIDEO WHILE ACCOMMODATING ABSENT OR UNRELIABLE CAMERA PARAMETERS - A method of encoding multi-view video using camera parameters and a method of decoding multi-view video using the camera parameters are provided. The method of encoding multi-view video using the camera parameters includes detecting the camera parameters from each of a plurality of video data input from a multi-view camera in predetermined video units, and adaptively encoding each of the plurality of the video data according to whether each video data has the camera parameters. Accordingly, it is possible to increase the efficiency of compressing video without degrading video quality.10-18-2012
20120262544METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR CROSS-TALK IN 3-D DISPLAY - A method for compensating for cross-talk in a 3-D projector-camera system having a controller including a processor and system memory and at least two channels, includes the steps of calibrating the projector-camera system, computing cross-talk factors applicable to the projector-camera system, and correcting new image data for cross-talk based upon the computed cross-talk factors. The system is calibrated by sequentially projecting and capturing, with a camera, a calibration image for each channel, to capture cross-talk between the channels. The controller can compute the cross-talk factors based upon the captured calibration images.10-18-2012
20120262546STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICE, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DATA RECEPTION DEVICE - [Problem] In displaying overlapping information at the time of displaying a stereoscopic image, for example, graphics information such as an OSD, the consistency in the perspective of each object within an image is easily maintained.10-18-2012
20120262545METHOD FOR CODING AND DECODING A 3D VIDEO SIGNAL AND CORRESPONDING DEVICES - A method for coding a 3D video signal is described. The coding method comprises a step of coding current, depth and occlusion images. According to the invention, the current occlusion image is coded according to the following steps for: 10-18-2012
20120262543METHOD FOR GENERATING DISPARITY MAP OF STEREO VIDEO - The present invention utilizes determining the similarity between two adjacent frames to accelerate the computation of disparity maps of a stereo video. In a first stage, color similarity of pixels between the two adjacent frames is estimated. In a second stage, a plurality of feature points is selected from a previous frame, then the corresponding positions is located in a next frame for the feature points, and an average displacement of the feature points between the previous and the next frames is estimated. If the two adjacent frames are determined to be similar, the disparity map of the next frame can be obtained according to the disparity map of the previous frame. In such a manner, the computation of disparity maps of the stereo video can be accelerated.10-18-2012
20120229601CREATING APPARATUS AND CREATING METHOD - A creating apparatus includes a capturing unit, extracting units, and a creating unit. The capturing unit captures a plurality of video signals of images imaged at positions that are different by parallax. The extracting unit extracts a display time-period from at least one of the video signals from among the video signals. The creating unit creates, for a display time-period, a stereoscopic video signal by using the video signals of the images imaged at the positions that are different by parallax. Furthermore, the creating unit creates, for a time other than the display time-period, a stereoscopic video signal having a certain depth by using one of the video signals from among the video signals of the images imaged at the positions that are different by parallax.09-13-2012
20120229604Methods And Systems For Three Dimensional Content Delivery With Flexible Disparity Selection - Methods and systems for delivering three-dimensional content over a network are disclosed. In accordance with the methods and systems, disparity adjustment of three-dimensional video streams can be made by enabling a receiver to dynamically select among several pairs of left & right views in accordance with user-preferences. Further, Multi-view Video Coding methods and systems are disclosed in which the dynamic selection and adjustment is facilitated by configuring dependencies of enhancement views to reference only base views.09-13-2012
20120229603EFFICIENT CODING OF DEPTH TRANSITIONS IN 3D (VIDEO) - A method of encoding a video data signal (09-13-2012
20120229602CODING MULTIVIEW VIDEO PLUS DEPTH CONTENT - This disclosure describes techniques for coding 3D video block units. In one example, a video encoder is configured to receive one or more texture components from at least a portion of an image representing a view of three dimensional video data, receive a depth map component for at least the portion of the image, code a block unit indicative of pixels of the one or more texture components for a portion of the image and the depth map component. The coding comprises receiving texture data for a temporal instance of a view of video data, receiving depth data corresponding to the texture data for the temporal instance of the view of video data, and encapsulating the texture data and the depth data in a view component for the temporal instance of the view, such that the texture data and the depth data are encapsulated within a common bitstream.09-13-2012
201101222273D IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD - A 3D image display method includes separating a transmitted 3D image signal into left image frames and right image frames, sequentially storing the left image frame and the right image frame in respective frame memories, generating a left interpolation frame using motion estimation and motion compensation based on the left image frames, generating a right interpolation frame using motion estimation and motion compensation based on the right image frames, and displaying the left image frames, the right image frames, the left interpolation frame and the right interpolation frame, alternately, on a display apparatus. With this configuration, it is possible to display a high quality 3D image without additional hardware resources.05-26-2011
20110122226SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROBUST 2D-3D IMAGE REGISTRATION - A method for registering 2-dimensional (2D) images with 3-dimensional (3D) images includes receiving a 2D reference image and a 3D moving image, initializing a registration parameter matrix that rigidly transforms the domain of the moving image, randomly sampling a set of registration parameter matrices in a neighborhood of the initial registration parameters, estimating a cost function for each of the randomly sampled parameter matrices, calculating a distance from each randomly sampled parameter matrix to the initial registration parameter matrix, calculating a mean shift vector from the estimated cost functions and distance, and updating the initial registration parameter matrix from the mean shift vector.05-26-2011
20100328427STEREO IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD - In stereo matching based on standard area matching, in order to suppress a decrease in matching accuracy, it is effective to adaptively change a matching area in accordance with the local properties of an image. However, this requires high calculation costs. Thus, the present invention provides a stereo image processing apparatus including an image pickup unit 12-30-2010
20120320154METHOD FOR ADJUSTING DEPTH OR VIEW OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL STREAMING VIDEO - A system and method for adjusting the depth or view of three dimensional (3D) images in streaming video is provided. The invention enables the 3D streaming video client to change among different 3D disparities without any knowledge of the disparity maps or requiring any image processing at the client. Multiple versions of the video sequence are pre-encoded with each version representing a different disparity. The disparity of the 3D image may be changed on-the-fly to a selected rendering of a particular disparity. The 3D video player may switch among disparities seamlessly during playback.12-20-2012
20120320155BROADCASTING RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING 3D IMAGES - Disclosed are a method for displaying 3D images and a broadcast receiver. The method for displaying 3D images according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: receiving broadcasting signals including video data and 3D object data; decoding the 3D object data, the 3D object data including texts or image information for a 3D object, output position information of the 3D object, and disparity information of the 3D object; obtaining parallax values from the disparity information and producing distortion compensation coefficients using the parallax values; adjusting a display size of the 3D object using the distortion compensation coefficients; and outputting and displaying the 3D object.12-20-2012
20120268561GENERATION INTERPOLATION FRAMES - The instant application describes a stereoscopic video processing system that includes a vector detector configured to detect a motion vector associated with frames of an input video signal; an output image generator configured to generate an output video signal by generating interpolation frames, and arranging the frames of the input video signal and the interpolation frames along a time axis; an output controller configured to control interpolation phases associated with the interpolation frames; and a feature amount calculator configured to calculate a feature amount in image regions of the frames of the input video signal used for generating the interpolation frames. The output image generator is configured to generate the interpolation frames by generating an interpolation image in an image region having the feature amount larger than a threshold and by using the input video signals without change in other image regions.10-25-2012
20120268560VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a histogram generator configured to generate a histogram based on luminance levels of pixels represented by video signals; and a determination module configured to determine whether the video signals represent a stereoscopic video based on the histogram10-25-2012
20110216164METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING TWO-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CONTENT FOR INSERTION INTO THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CONTENT - A method and apparatus is provided that converts video content from a first format type into a second format type so that the video content can be viewed with other video content that has the second video format type. The method includes determining a first format of a first stream of video content (09-08-2011
20110211043METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENCODING A 3D IMAGE SIGNAL, ENCODED 3D IMAGE SIGNAL, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DECODING A 3D IMAGE SIGNAL - In a method for encoding a 3D signal comprising layered-depth images, the viewing area of further layers are (background layers) made to differ in size and/or shape from the viewing area of a reference view (foreground layers) and the 3D image signal is provided this with appropriate scaling data expressing the relation between the reference view viewing area and the one or more further layer's viewing area.09-01-2011
20100231689EFFICIENT ENCODING OF MULTIPLE VIEWS - A new method of encoding multiple view image information into an image signal (09-16-2010
20110249088SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING RADIATION TREATMENT - A method of monitoring radiation treatment employs a video camera directed to at least a portion of a patient and/or patient support and at least a portion of a radiation machine. The direction of movement of the radiation machine and/or clearance between at least a portion of the radiation machine and the patient are determined by a control system. Graphics indicating the direction of movement of the machine and/or the clearance between the machine and the patient are overlaid on the video images. The video images overlaid with graphics displayed on a display.10-13-2011
20110285816PICTURE SIGNAL PROCESSOR, PICTURE DISPLAY AND PICTURE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A picture signal processor includes: a frame-rate conversion section performing a frame-rate-increasing conversion, which brings an over-double frame rate, on each of a plurality of time-series picture streams each including a plurality of unit pictures, and providing frame-rate-converted picture streams to a display section which displays pictures through performing time-divisional switching of picture streams from one to another in order; and a shutter control section controlling a shutter eyeglass device to perform an open/close operation in synchronization with a display switching timing between the frame-rate-converted picture streams in the display section.11-24-2011
20120092454METHOD FOR EMBEDDING SUBTITLES AND/OR GRAPHIC OVERLAYS IN A 3D OR MULTI-VIEW VIDEO DATA - A method for embedding subtitles and/or graphic overlays in a 3D or multi-view video application is described. The subtitles and/or graphic overlays are provided separately for each view of the 3D or multi-view video application. The views with the subtitles and/or graphic overlays are then processed to form a subtitled and/or graphic overlaid 3D or multi-view video application.04-19-2012
20120092453BROADCAST TRANSMITTER, BROADCAST RECEIVER AND 3D VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A broadcast transmitter/receiver and a 3D video data processing method of the same are disclosed. A 3D video data processing method of a broadcast transmitter includes encoding 3D video data, using an encoder, generating system information included in 3D video metadata, using a system information processor, outputting a transport stream by inserting frame sync information in the 3D vide data and multiplexing the 3D video data and system information, using a TP encoder, and modulating and transmitting the transport stream, using a transmitting unit. A 3D video data processing method of a broadcast receiver includes receiving a broadcasting signal including 3D video data having frame sync information and system information, using a reception unit, demultiplexing the 3D video data and the system information, using a demultiplexer, acquiring 3D video metadata by parsing the system information, using a system information processor, acquiring the frame sync information from the 3D video data and outputting the video data frame-sequentially based on the acquired frame sync information, using a sync controller, and decoding the 3D video data based on the 3D metadata, using a decoder.04-19-2012
20120092452Encoding and Decoding Architectures for Format Compatible 3D Video Delivery - Encoding and decoding architectures for 3D video delivery are described, such as 2D compatible 3D video delivery and frame compatible 3D video delivery. The architectures include pre-processing stages to pre-process the output of a base layer video encoder and/or decoder and input the pre-processed output into an enhancement layer video encoder and/or decoder of one or more enhancement layers. Multiplexing methods of how to combine the base and enhancement layer videos are also described.04-19-2012
20120092451DIFFERENTIAL ENCODING USING A 3D GRAPHICS PROCESSOR - A 3D graphics rendering pipeline is used to carry out data comparisons for motion estimation in video data encoding. Video data for the pixel block of the video frame currently being encoded is loaded into the output buffers of the rendering pipeline. The video data for the comparison pixel blocks from the reference video frame is stored as texture map values in the texture cache of the rendering pipeline. Once the sets of pixel data for comparison have been stored, the rendering pipeline is controlled to render a primitive having fragment positions and texture coordinates corresponding to the data values that it is desired to compare. As each fragment is rendered, the stored and rendered fragment data is compared by fragment compare unit and the determined differences in the data values are accumulated in an error term register.04-19-2012
20120092450COMBINING VIDEO DATA STREAMS OF DIFFERING DIMENSIONALITY FOR CONCURRENT DISPLAY - Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to combining video data streams of differing dimensionality for concurrent display. An embodiment of an apparatus includes an interface to receive multiple video data streams, a dimensionality of each video stream being either two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D). The apparatus further includes a processing module to process a first video data stream as a main video image and one or more video data streams as video sub-images, the processing module including a video combiner to combine the main video data stream and the sub-video data streams to generate a combined video output. The processing module is configured to modify a dimensionality of each of the video sub-images to match a dimensionality of the main video image.04-19-2012
20120140036STEREO IMAGE ENCODING DEVICE AND METHOD - Provided is a stereo image coding apparatus (06-07-2012
20120140035IMAGE OUTPUT METHOD FOR A DISPLAY DEVICE WHICH OUTPUTS THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONTENTS, AND A DISPLAY DEVICE EMPLOYING THE METHOD - The present invention relates to an image output method for a display device which outputs three-dimensional contents, and to a display device employing the method, and more specifically, relates to: an image output method for a display device, wherein a judgment is made as to whether an image signal contains three-dimensional image data, the image signal is then subjected to image processing in accordance with whether or not it contains three-dimensional image data, and any three-dimensional image data contained in the image signal is output in 3D format; and to a display device employing the method.06-07-2012
20120140033DISPLAYING 3D CONTENT ON LOW FRAME-RATE DISPLAYS - Displaying three-dimensional (3D) video content to low frame-rate display devices can involve sending 3D video content to a display device. One implementation includes sending a first image for viewing by a user's first eye to the display device via first video frame(s) and sending a second image for viewing by the user's second eye via second video frame(s). Additionally, the implementation includes transmitting an inter-frame blanking signal to a blanking device. The inter-frame blanking signal instructs the blanking device to blank concurrently both of the user's eyes during a transition period of the display device. During the transition period, the display device concurrently displays both a portion of the first video frame(s) and a portion of the second video frame(s).06-07-2012
20120140032FORMATTING 3D CONTENT FOR LOW FRAME-RATE DISPLAYS - Converting three-dimensional (06-07-2012
20120140030ENCODING APPARATUS, ENCODING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An encoding apparatus for inputting a first image signal and a second image signal from an input source different from an input source of the first image signal adaptively decides a first bit rate and a second bit rate which are respectively assigned to a first encoding unit for encoding the input first image signal and a second encoding unit for encoding the input second image signal on the basis of the first image signal, on the basis of photographing mode information or distortion ratios of encoding by the encoding units.06-07-2012
20120140029Image Processing Device, Image Processing Method, and Program - An image processing method in an image processing device includes causing an image input unit to input a two-dimensional image signal, causing an image conversion unit to input an image signal output from the image input unit and to generate and output a left eye image and a right eye image used for realizing binocular stereoscopic viewing, and causing an image output unit to output the left eye image and the right eye image output from the image conversion unit, wherein in the image conversion, the amount of spatial characteristic of the input image signal is extracted and the image generation of at least one of the left eye image and the right eye image is performed on the basis of image conversion processing in which enhancement processing to which the amount of characteristic is applied is performed on the input image signal.06-07-2012
20120140028STEROSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY - The present invention provides a stereoscopic image display which controls display mode of the stereoscopic image display according to the entered image signal and displays both 2D images and stereoscopic images at high resolution with better viewing. The stereoscopic image display is constituted of a device for comparing the image signal entered into the stereoscopic image to determine to either 2D image signal or stereoscopic image signal and a combined use type stereoscopic image display of 2D images and stereoscopic images which can display 2D images and stereoscopic images at high resolution by controlling illumination pattern of the light source device for the stereoscopic image display to provide better viewing.06-07-2012
20120140027Pseudo-3d Forced Perspective Methods And Devices - The present invention relates to conversion of 2D media to pseudo-3D left and right image pairs. In particular, it relates to imposing forced perspective on left and right versions of a 2D image. The distorted pair of images, when displayed, will be interpreted by a viewer as a 3D image. The pseudo-3D forced perspective image pairs can be produced without depth mapping of objects in scenes and without comparing the position of objects in successive image frames.06-07-2012
20130010063DISPARITY VALUE INDICATIONS - A particular implementation receives a stereo video and a disparity map corresponding to the stereo video, the disparity map including a sample that does not indicate an actual disparity value. The particular implementation determines disparity information corresponding to the sample and processes the stereo video based on the disparity information. Another implementation receives a stereo video and processes disparity information corresponding to the stereo video. A further implementation generates a disparity map, the disparity map including a sample that does not indicate an actual disparity value.01-10-2013
20130010064VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE - A video processing device, which can output stereoscopic video information that enables stereoscopic viewing to a video display device, includes an obtaining unit that obtains the stereoscopic video information, a superimposing unit that superimposes additional video information on the stereoscopic video information, and a transmitting unit that transmits parallax information of the additional video information to the video display device, with the parallax information being associated with the stereoscopic video information on which the additional video information is superimposed.01-10-2013
20130010059IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus and a method for performing a parallax control of a left image and a right image applied to display of a stereoscopic image are provided. The apparatus includes a left image transforming unit for generating a left image-transformed image by changing a phase of an image signal of a left image which is to be presented to a left eye in a right direction or a left direction and a right image transforming unit for generating a right image-transformed image by changing a phase of an image signal of a right image which is to be presented to a right eye in the left direction or the right direction. For example, each image transforming unit generates a differential signal by applying, to an input image, differential filter coefficients of coefficient series of opposite characteristics, and generates a parallax-controlled transformed signal using combining processing in which the differential signal or a non-linear signal of this differential signal is added to an original image signal. This processing achieves processing for, e.g., reduction or enlargement of a parallax range.01-10-2013
20130010062SUBTITLES IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) PRESENTATION - A method and system for preparing subtitles for use in a stereoscopic presentation are described. The method allows a subtitle to be displayed without being truncated or masked by comparing the subtitle's initial footprint with an image display area. If any portion of the initial footprint lies outside the image display area, the subtitle is adjusted according to adjustment information, which includes at least one of: a scale factor, a translation amount and a disparity change, so that the adjusted subtitle lies completely within the image display area. Furthermore, the disparity of the subtitle can be adjusted by taking into account the disparities of one or more objects in an underlying image to be displayed with the subtitle.01-10-2013
20130010058STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO TRANSCODER AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A video transcoder includes a deformatting module that generates a deformatted video signal based on a video signal in a source stereoscopic video format, and further based on device data that corresponds to a particular target device. A scaling module generates a scaled video signal, based on the deformatted video signal and further based on the device data. A formatting module generates a reformatted video signal in accordance with a target video format, based on the scaled video signal and further based on the device data.01-10-2013
20110141231IMAGE GENERATING APPARATUS AND IMAGE REGENERATING APPARATUS - An image generating apparatus generating image data of a plurality of different viewpoints, comprises: a file converting device which records the image data of each viewpoint in a general-purpose image file format, and records moving image regeneration information including a regeneration time interval for regenerating each image as a moving image, and viewpoint information for regenerating each image as a three-dimensional image in a file header portion at the beginning of the general-purpose image file. By recording an image of a plurality of viewpoints along with the viewpoint information in a general-purpose moving image format, the exclusive-use regenerating apparatus becomes able to regenerate and display a three-dimensional image and a moving image, and the general-purpose regenerating apparatus becomes able to regenerate as a moving image.06-16-2011
20110157310THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE AND VIDEO OUTPUT DEVICE - In a recording and reproducing device, compressed 3D video image data recorded on an optical disc is reproduced by a recording and reproducing unit and decompressed to baseband 3D video image data by a codec. A format converting unit converts the recording format of the optical disc into the transmission format of HDMI in accordance with the display capability of the display device preliminarily acquired and outputs the resulting data. The format converting unit of the display device converts the transmission format of 3D video image data received through an HDMI cable into a display format. A display control unit displays 3D video image data converted into the display format on the display panel.06-30-2011
20110157308THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A three-dimensional image reproducing apparatus includes: a data source unit operable to output stream data of 3D contents; a data generating unit operable to output a 3D video signal the 3D contents and an audio signal of the 3D contents on the basis of the stream data; and a data transmission interface including a 2D video signal generating unit operable to generate a predetermined 2D video signal. The data transmission interface is operable to: receive the audio signal of the 3D contents; convert the audio signal of the 3D contents and the predetermined 2D video signal to a signal conforming to a 2D video transmission format; and output the converted signal to an external device.06-30-2011
20110157305Image processing apparatus, image capturing apparatus, image processing method, and program - An image processing apparatus includes: an image synthesis unit generating a synthesized image by inputting images photographed at different positions and connecting strip areas cut from the images. The image synthesis unit generates a left-eye synthesized image applied to display a 3-dimensional image by connecting and synthesizing left-eye image strips set in the images and generates a right-eye synthesized image applied to display a 3-dimensional image by connecting and synthesizing right-eye image strips set in the images. The image synthesis unit performs a process of setting the left-eye image strip and the right-eye image strip in an allowable range of set positions of the left-eye image strip and the right-eye image strip used to generate the left-eye synthesized image and the right-eye synthesized image, which are at different observing points, applicable to display the 3-dimensional images by acquiring the allowable range from a memory or calculating the allowable range.06-30-2011
20110157304Three-dimensional television and motion picture method and apparatus - Natural 3D images are created on a standard television screen or a movie screen which can be viewed without requiring the use of special glasses or viewing devices. For television, the incoming 2D signal and a delayed 2D signal are supplied simultaneously to the input of the television receiver to produce a 3D image on the screen. For motion pictures, the film and a staggered film portion separated by a predetermined number of frames are fed simultaneously and in opposite directions through a film gate of a projector and moved intermittently therein in a predetermined sequence to produce a 3D image on the motion picture screen.06-30-2011
201300214383D VIDEO PROCESSING UNIT - The 3D video processing unit combines video feeds from two unsynchronized video sources, such as left and right video cameras, in real-time, to generate a 3D image for display on a video monitor. The processing unit can also optionally receive video data from a third video source and use that data to generate a background image visible on all or a selected portion or portions of the video monitor. An alpha data generator inspects the video data held within respective buffer circuits associated with the left and right channels and generates an alpha data value for each pixel. These alpha data values are used within an alpha blending mixer to control whether a pixel is displayed or suppressed. Synchronization of the unsynchronized video sources occurs within the processing unit after alpha data values have been generated for each left and right channels.01-24-2013
20130021440DATA CODEC METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL BROADCASTING - Disclosed are a data modulation method and a data modulation system for 3D broadcasting, and more particularly, are a method and a system for maintaining a conventional 2D broadcasting service while providing a 3D broadcasting service. A 3D broadcasting service method includes generating a data frame including existence or nonexistence of 3D data, a header including information on codec types of a left image and a right image, a right image stream, and a left image stream, and transmitting the generated data frame.01-24-2013
20130021436DECODER, PROJECTING SYSTEM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD OF THE PROJECTING SYSTEM - A decoder, a projecting system, and an image processing method of the projecting system are provided. The decoder is adapted to the projecting system having a projecting module. The decoder has a decoding circuit and a transceiver. The projecting module outputs a first and a second projected images and a frame switching control signal. The decoding circuit receives and decodes a three-dimensional video signal to generate a first and a second image data to the projecting module. The projecting module generates the first projected image according to the first image data and generates the second projected image according to the second image data. The transceiver receives and transmits the frame switching control signal to the decoding circuit, and the decoding circuit adjusts an output time sequence of the first projected image and the second projected image outputted from the projecting module according to the received frame switching control signal.01-24-2013
20130021439ELECTRONIC DEVICE, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND STEREOSCOPIC INFORMATION RECEIVING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Stereoscopic image information (3D information) can be efficiently transmitted between electronic devices at high speed.01-24-2013
20130021437Apparatus, System and Method for Recording a Multi-View Video and Processing Pictures, and Decoding Method - An apparatus, a system, and a method for recording a multi-view video and processing images, and a decoding method are disclosed. The apparatus for recording a multi-view video and processing images includes a video recording unit, a collecting unit, a selecting unit, and an encoding unit, which are connected in sequence. The video recording unit is configured to record a video including recording a multi-view video, and output 3D video data. The collecting unit is configured to collect 3D video data output by the video recording unit. The selecting unit is configured to select at least one channel of data among the 3D video data. The encoding unit is configured to encode data including encoding the 3D video data selected by the selecting unit.01-24-2013
20130135434NESTED SEI MESSAGES FOR MULTIVIEW VIDEO CODING (MVC) COMPATIBLE THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CODING (3DVC) - In general, techniques are described for separately processing depth and texture components of video data. A device configured to process video data including a view component comprised of a depth component and a texture component may perform various aspects of the techniques. The device may comprise a processor configured to determine a supplemental enhancement information message that applies when processing the view component of the video data, and determine a nested supplemental enhancement information message that applies in addition to the supplemental enhancement information message when processing the depth component of the view component.05-30-2013
20130135433DEPTH COMPONENT REMOVAL FOR MULTIVIEW VIDEO CODING (MVC) COMPATIBLE THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CODING (3DVC) - In general, techniques are described for separately coding depth and texture components of video data. A video coding device configured to code video data may perform the techniques. The video coding device may comprise a decoded picture buffer and a processor configured to store a depth component in the decoded picture buffer, analyze a view dependency to determine whether the depth component is used for inter-view prediction and remove the depth component from the decoded picture buffer in response to determining that the depth component is not used for inter-view prediction. for processing video data including a view component comprised of a depth component and a texture component05-30-2013
20120242792METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTINGUISHING A 3D IMAGE FROM A 2D IMAGE AND FOR IDENTIFYING THE PRESENCE OF A 3D IMAGE FORMAT BY IMAGE DIFFERENCE DETERMINATION - A method identifies the presence of a three-dimensional (3D) image format in received image through the use of image difference determination. The received image is sampled using a candidate 3D format to generate two sub-images from the received image. When the candidate 3D format is a non-blended 3D format, these sub-images are compared to determine whether these sub-images are similar with respect to structure. If the sub-images are not similar, a new 3D format is selected and the method is repeated. If the sub-images are similar, an image difference is computed between the two sub-images to form an edge map. Thicknesses are computed for the edges in the edge map. The thickness and uniformity distribution of the edges are then used to determine whether the format is 2D or 3D and, if 3D, which of the 3D formats was used for the received image.09-27-2012
20080252719APPARATUS, METHOD, AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING STEREO-SCOPIC IMAGE FILE BASED ON MEDIA STANDARDS - Provided is an apparatus, a method, and a system for generating a stereo-scopic image file based on media standards. The system includes a stereo-scopic image file generation apparatus for generating a stereo-scopic image file including a data area including a first video track including a first image data and a second video track including a second image data to be synchronized with the first image data for use in generating a stereo-scopic image, a header area including a first video track information area including information on the first video track and a second video track information area including information on the second video track; and an image reproduction device for, upon receiving input of the generated stereo-scopic image file, simultaneously decoding the first image data and the second image data into a stereo-scopic image and reproducing the decoded stereo-scopic image.10-16-2008
20130120529VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - A video signal processing device includes: a stereo conversion unit which generates a stereo superimposed signal by performing stereo conversion processing on a superimposed signal obtained by superimposing, on a two-dimensional video signal, an additional information signal indicating additional information to be combined with a two-dimensional video and displayed, and shifts a first locating signal indicating a position of the additional information in the two-dimensional video, according to an amount of shift caused by the stereo conversion processing on the additional information signal, to generate a second locating signal indicating a position of the additional information in a video indicated by the stereo superimposed signal; and a correction unit performs, on the stereo superimposed signal, quality correction for an area other than an area located by the second locating signal.05-16-2013
20130176388METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING TEMPORALLY CONSISTENT DISPARITY ESTIMATIONS - The invention relates to three dimensional video imaging, in which at least a left view and a right view of a moving scene are produced and a map of disparities is produced for all pixels of the successive images of a video sequence.07-11-2013
20130176389SIGNALING VIEW SYNTHESIS PREDICTION SUPPORT IN 3D VIDEO CODING - In one example, a video coder is configured to code information indicative of whether view synthesis prediction is enabled for video data. When the information indicates that view synthesis prediction is enabled for the video data, the video coder may generate a view synthesis picture using the video data and code at least a portion of a current picture relative to the view synthesis picture. The at least portion of the current picture may comprise, for example, a block (e.g., a PU, a CU, a macroblock, or a partition of a macroblock), a slice, a tile, a wavefront, or the entirety of the current picture. On the other hand, when the information indicates that view synthesis prediction is not enabled for the video data, the video coder may code the current picture using at least one of intra-prediction, temporal inter-prediction, and inter-view prediction without reference to any view synthesis pictures.07-11-2013
20130176390MULTI-HYPOTHESIS DISPARITY VECTOR CONSTRUCTION IN 3D VIDEO CODING WITH DEPTH - A method and apparatus for decoding and encoding multiview video data is described. An example method may include coding a block of video data using a motion vector prediction process, determining a motion vector candidate list, determining a disparity vector candidate list for the motion prediction process, wherein the disparity vector candidate list includes at least two types of disparity vectors from a plurality of disparity vector types, the plurality including a spatial disparity vector (SDV), a smooth temporal-view (STV) disparity vector, a view disparity vector (VDV), and a temporal disparity vector (TDV), and performing the motion vector prediction process using one of the disparity vector candidate list and the motion vector candidate list.07-11-2013
20130176391METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOVERING DEPTH VALUE OF DEPTH IMAGE - A method and apparatus for processing a depth image determines a number of mods (NoM) for corresponding pixels in a plurality of depth images. The corresponding pixels may represent a same three-dimensional (3D) point. The NoM may be determined to be a value for minimizing a Markov random field (MRF) energy. A depth value for one depth image may be recovered, and a depth value for another depth image may be updated using the recovered depth value.07-11-2013
20130176392Method And System For Determining Camera Parameters From A Long Range Gradient Based On Alignment Differences In Non-Point Image Landmarks - A system and method improves a camera calibration. The method includes receiving a camera image, a planar template pattern, a 3D geometry of a surface on which the planar template pattern is embedded, and a set of parameter values. The method includes rendering the planar template pattern into a camera perspective based on the parameter values to generate a warped template image. The method includes generating an error image including at least one non-zero difference between the camera image and the warped template image. The method includes adjusting the parameter values to reduce an error between the camera image and the warped template image.07-11-2013
20130176393SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - Local control for high-quality 3D images is achieved while reducing circuit cost and extraneous radiation. A control signal is outputted to an LED backlight 07-11-2013
20130176394COMPRESSION METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OCCLUSION DATA - Methods and apparatus for coding occlusion layers, such as occlusion video data and occlusion depth data in 3D video, are disclosed. A decoding method comprising the steps of: extracting an indicator representative of an original format for received occlusion data, the original format selected from one of a sparse occlusion data format and a filled occlusion data format; arranging 2D data, which is associated with the occlusion data, at location 07-11-2013
20120249735STEREO IMAGE DATA TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND STEREO IMAGE DATA RECEIVING APPARATUS - A CC encoder outputs CC data for displaying a caption with a closed caption. A disparity information creation unit outputs disparity information related with each Window ID included in the CC data. The disparity information has added thereto instruction information instructing which of the left eye and the right eye is to be subjected to shifting on the basis of the disparity information. Also, the disparity information is either configured to be commonly used in individual frames during a display period of closed caption information or configured to be sequentially updated during the individual periods, and has added thereto identification information thereabout.10-04-2012
20120249734ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus, which is capable of setting areas in a screen in either a 3D mode or a 2D mode, includes a 3D video display module, a candidate area calculation module, a 2D area determination module, and a 2D video display module. The 3D video display module displays 3D video on a 3D area in the 3D mode. The candidate area calculation module calculates, upon receiving a request for displaying 2D video, a first candidate area for displaying the 2D video, based on a position of the 3D area. The 2D area determination module determines the first candidate area to be a 2D area for displaying the 2D video if the first candidate area falls within the screen and is in the 3D mode. The 2D video display module displays the 2D video on the 2D area set in the 2D mode.10-04-2012
20130113882VIDEO CODING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A method of operation of a video coding system includes: receiving a video bitstream; identifying a syntax type of the video bitstream; extracting a video syntax from the video bitstream for the syntax type; and forming a video stream based on the video syntax for displaying on a device.05-09-2013
20130093846IMAGE TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD - An image transfer apparatus comprises an input operable to receive a signal comprising two non-stereoscopic images for different respective viewpoints of a virtual environment, a first output and a second output, and a signal splitter logic, and in which the signal splitter logic is operable to extract and separate the two non-stereoscopic images from the received signal, to format each of the two separated images for reception by a respective conventional 2D to display, and to output to the first output and the second output a respective signal comprising one of the two separate images.04-18-2013
20130093845IMAGE TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD - An image transfer apparatus comprises an input operable to receive a signal comprising two images for different respective non-stereoscopic viewpoints of a virtual environment, a first output operable to transmit a signal comprising the two images formatted as a stereoscopic image to at least a first display, and a transmitter operable to transmit control signals to at least two active shutter glasses, the control signals arranged to allow respective wearers of the glasses to only view a respective one of the two images.04-18-2013
20130093849Method and Apparatus for customizing 3-dimensional effects of stereo content - A method and system for adjustable 3-dimensional content are described in which a viewer can adjust the depth range according to the viewer's own visual comfort level and/or viewing preference. The depth change is achieved by shifting the left and right images of stereoscopic content image pairs so that corresponding pixels in the shifted left and right images of a stereoscopic pair exhibit a new horizontal disparity sufficient to achieve the desired depth change. By shifting the left and right images in an image pair, content objects in the scene can appear closer to, or farther away from the viewer than those same objects in the un-shifted image pair. This technique achieves a viewer controlled customization of the sensation of depth in the stereo-scopic 3-dimensional content.04-18-2013
20130093847STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - An image for a left eye and an image for a right eye are respectively captured. A corresponding point corresponding to each of a plurality of feature points detected from the image for a left eye is searched for using the image for a right eye. The number of corresponding points found by the search is counted, and it is determined whether to be equal to or more than a predetermined ratio with respect to the number of pixels of the image for a right eye. When the number of corresponding points is determined to be less than the predetermined ratio, the image for a right eye is recaptured, and the corresponding point search process and the determination of whether the number of corresponding points is equal to or more than the predetermined ratio are re-executed using an image new for a right eye obtained by recapture.04-18-2013
20130093844ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a format converter, a video composite module, a parallax image generator, and a display image generator. The format converter converts a video frame of a first format in 3D video data into a video frame of a second format, the video frame of the first format including images with a first resolution. The video composite module generates a composite frame by superimposing a 2D video object on the video frame of the second format. The parallax image generator generates parallax images using the composite frame. The display image generator generates a display image by allocating pixels in the parallax images in a predetermined pattern.04-18-2013
20130100248VIDEO TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND VIDEO TRANSMITTING METHOD - A video transmitting apparatus includes: a video coder configured to compression-code a video signal to generate coded parameter information and coded pixel data; a supplemental information coder configured to code supplemental information for controlling display of a video to generate coded supplemental information; a coding unit multiplexing unit configured to output, in order, the coded parameter information and the coded supplemental information; and a stream transmitting unit configured to generate a coded stream which includes a packet including the coded parameter information and the coded supplemental information, using the data output from the coding unit multiplexing unit, and transmits the generated coded stream.04-25-2013
20130100247IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND IMAGE DATA RECEPTION APPARATUS - To suppress a problem occurring in three-dimensional image display due to picture frame conversion processing for reducing black belt data regions corresponding to side panels and letterboxes.04-25-2013
20130100244COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - One embodiment provides a communication device for transmitting a video to an external device through first to third transmission lines, the communication device including: a transmission module configured to transmit first color difference information and second color difference information concerned with adjacent two pixels through the first transmission line, to transmit first luminance information concerned with one of the two pixels through the second transmission line, and to transmit second luminance information concerned with the other of the two pixels through the third transmission line.04-25-2013
20130100246APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING STEREOCAMERA, STEREOCAMERA, AND METHOD OF SYNCHRONIZING STEREOCAMERA - Provided are an apparatus for synchronizing a stereocamera, a stereocamera, and a method of synchronizing a stereocamera. The apparatus for synchronizing a stereocamera includes a synchronization error calculating unit configured to calculate a synchronization error from output signals of first and second image sensors, and a pulse adjusting unit configured to adjust a pulse of a synchronization signal of at least one of the first and second image sensors using the calculated error. In addition, the stereocamera and the method of synchronizing the same are provided.04-25-2013
20130100243Secure Stereoscopic Display - A secured stereoscopic device, which includes a processor, a memory, and a stereoscopic rearranger configured to rearrange an unsecured image having a plurality of pixels into a first secured image component and a second secured image component, wherein the first secured image component and the second secured image component each display an indecipherable image. The secured stereoscopic device also includes a stereoscopic control module configured to transform the first secured image component and the second secured image component into a secured stereoscopic image, and a stereoscopic display configured to display the secured stereoscopic image, wherein the secured stereoscopic image displays a decipherable image.04-25-2013
20130100245APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ENCODING AND DECODING USING VIRTUAL VIEW SYNTHESIS PREDICTION - An apparatus and method for encoding and decoding using view synthesis prediction are provided. The apparatus synthesizes imagers corresponding to peripheral views of a current view, and encodes current blocks included in an image of the current view by a currently defined encoding mode or an encoding mode related to virtual view synthesis prediction, according to a coding unit.04-25-2013
20130100242Rendering Hardware Accelerated Graphics in a Web Application - The subject disclosure is directed towards providing a web application with access to hardware accelerated graphics. A rendering format for a set of video frames is established. A graphics component, which is coupled to a graphics device and associated with an unsupported file type, is identified. The graphics component generates image data compromising the hardware accelerated graphics. When the web application requests a set of video frames, the image data is transformed into the set of video frames in accordance with the format. Then, the set of frames is communicated to a display device04-25-2013
20130113881Reducing Disparity and Depth Ambiguity in Three-Dimensional (3D) Images - A method for three dimensional (3D) image processing is provided that includes receiving an image, wherein each location in the image includes a value indicative of a depth of a pixel in a scene and wherein each value has an associated confidence measure, determining whether each similarity region of a plurality of non-overlapping similarity regions in the image is valid or invalid based on a number of values in the similarity region having sufficiently high confidence measures, wherein a similarity region includes contiguous locations in the image having similar values, and indicating that the values in a similarity region are invalid when the similarity region is determined to be invalid.05-09-2013
20130113880High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) Adaptive Loop Filter - A High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) receiver is provided with a method for adaptive loop filtering. The receiver accepts digital information representing an image, and adaptive loop filter (ALF) parameters with no DC coefficient of weighting. The image is reconstructed using the digital information and estimates derived from the digital information. An ALF filter is constructed from the ALF parameters, and is used to correct for distortion in the reconstructed image. Typically, the receiver accepts a flag signal to indicate whether the DC coefficients have been transmitted or not. In other aspects, center luma coefficients are estimated from other coefficients, and the use of k values is simplified.05-09-2013
20130113879Multi-Depth Adaptation For Video Content - A method and system for transmitting and viewing video content is described. In one aspect a plurality of versions of 3D video content may be generated. Each version of the 3D video content may include a different viewing depth profile for the 3D video content. Data representative of a viewing distance between a viewer of 3D video content and a device may be determined. Based upon the received data, a particular version of the 3D video content of the plurality of versions having a viewing depth profile corresponding to the viewing distance may be determined.05-09-2013
20130113884Enhancement Methods for Sampled and Multiplexed Image and Video Data - Enhancement methods for sampled and multiplexed image and video data are described. Each component picture is separately processed either after de-multiplexing or on the fly. Processing and de-multiplexing can be combined in a single joint step. The methods apply to both encoding and decoding system and include applications to scalable video coding systems.05-09-2013
20130113883RECEIVING DEVICE AND OUTPUT METHOD - In order to prevent abnormal video output at the time of switching between a 2D program and a 3D program in a digital broadcasting receiving device, disclosed is a receiving device provided with a receiving unit for receiving a program content including video information, and identification information including information for identifying whether the program content is a 2D program content or a 3D program content, and an output unit for outputting the received program content in a 2D format or a 3D format. The output unit outputs a display for giving notice of switching when switching from the 2D video program content to the 3D video program content is detected by the identification information received by the receiving unit.05-09-2013
20110267425METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATIONS OF IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND SHUTTER GLASSES USED FOR THE IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A method for controlling operations of an image display apparatus and shutter glasses are disclosed. The method for controlling an operation of the image display apparatus includes transmitting a signal including information about channels available as a pairing channel to a remote controller in response to key code information of the remote controller received from the remote controller, receiving from the remote controller a signal including information about a channel selected by the remote controller from among the channels available as a pairing channel, establishing the channel selected by the remote controller as a pairing channel of the remote controller, and establishing the pairing channel of the remote controller as a pairing channel of shutter glasses.11-03-2011
20130127991SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION CODING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR 3D VIDEO - An encoding apparatus and method for encoding supplementary information of a three-dimensional (3D) video may determine that an updated parameter among parameters included in camera information and parameters included in depth range information is a parameter to be encoded. The encoding apparatus may generate update information including information about the updated parameter and information about a parameter not updated, perform floating-point conversion of the updated parameter, and encode the update information and the floating-point converted parameter. A decoding apparatus and method for decoding supplementary information of a 3D video may receive and decode encoded supplementary information by determining whether the encoded supplementary information includes update information. When update information is included, the decoding apparatus may classifying the decoded supplementary information, perform floating-point inverse conversion of the updated parameter, and store latest supplementary information in a storage.05-23-2013
20130169753BROADCAST RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING 3D VIDEO DATA - According to one embodiment of the present invention a method for processing 3D video data comprises the steps of: receiving a broadcast signal including 3D video data and service information; identifying whether or not a corresponding virtual channel provides 3D service from a first signaling table in the service information; extracting a service identifier and a stereo format descriptor including first component information on the 3D service from the first signaling table; reading second component information corresponding to the first component information from a second signaling table having a program number mapped in the service identifier for the virtual channel, and extracting basic PID information on the basis of the read second component information; extracting stereo format information on a stereo video element from the stereo format descriptor; and decoding the stereo video element on the basis of the extracted stereo format information and outputting the decoded stereo video element.07-04-2013
20130169752Transmitting Apparatus, Transmitting Method, And Receiving Apparatus - Transmission of a PES packet including disparity information is effectively performed.07-04-2013
20130169751ENCODING DEVICE, ENCODING METHOD, DECODING DEVICE, AND DECODING METHOD - The present invention relates to an encoding device, an encoding method, a decoding device, and a decoding method capable of encoding and decoding multi-viewpoint images in accordance with a mode that is compatible with an existing mode.07-04-2013
20130169750Method, Device, and System for Controlling Graphics Text Display in Three-Dimensional Television - A method, device, and system are disclosed for controlling graphics text display in a three-dimensional television to control a depth position of displaying a graphics text in the three-dimensional television. The method includes: receiving a message that carries depth indication information and is sent by a server, where the depth indication information is used to indicate a depth position of displaying a graphics text in a three-dimensional view; obtaining the depth indication information from the message carrying the depth indication information; and controlling the depth position of displaying a graphics text according to the depth indication information. According to the embodiments of the present invention, the depth position of displaying a graphics text in a three-dimensional television can be controlled, a graphics text can be displayed in front of a video without deterioration of display quality.07-04-2013
20130169749METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONVERTING 2D MOTION PICTURES FOR STEREOSCOPIC 3D EXHIBITION - The present invention discloses methods of digitally converting 2D motion pictures or any other 2D image sequences to stereoscopic 3D image data for 3D exhibition. In one embodiment, various types of Image data cues can be collected from 2D source images by various methods and then used for producing two distinct stereoscopic 3D views. Embodiments of the disclosed methods can be implemented within a highly efficient system comprising both software and computing hardware. The architectural model of some embodiments of the system is equally applicable to a wide range of conversion, re-mastering and visual enhancement applications for motion pictures and other image sequences, including converting a 2D motion picture or a 2D image sequence to 3D, re-mastering a motion picture or a video sequence to a different frame rate, enhancing the quality of a motion picture or other image sequences, or other conversions which facilitate further improvement in visual image quality within a projector to produce the enhanced images.07-04-2013
20130169748SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING PERCEIVED DEPTH OF STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - A system and method for adjusting the perceived depth of stereoscopic images are provided. The system includes a disparity estimator, a disparity processor and a warping engine. The disparity estimator is configured to receive a stereoscopic image, to estimate disparities in the stereoscopic image, and to generate an estimator signal comprising the estimated disparities. The disparity processor is configured to receive the estimator signal from the disparity estimator and a depth control signal that is generated based on a user input. The disparity processor is also configured to generate a processor signal based on the estimator signal and the depth control signal. The warping engine is configured to receive the processor signal and to generate an adjusted stereoscopic image by warping the processor signal based on a model.07-04-2013
20130169747Anti-Flicker Filter - An anti-flicker filter is described, including determining a video sequence based on designated portion of a video, selecting a plurality of video elements from the video sequence, calculating an individualized filter for each video element of the plurality of video elements based on motion in each video element, and applying the individualized filter to each video element of the plurality of video elements.07-04-2013
20130127992METHOD OF CONVERTING VIDEO IMAGES TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO STREAM - A method is provided which comprises a first processing step that demultiplexes each of a left-eye video image file and a right-eye video image file which were recorded with time synchronization and in accordance with MPEG05-23-2013
20130127990VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR GENERATING VIDEO OUTPUT SATISFYING DISPLAY CAPABILITY OF DISPLAY DEVICE ACCORDING TO VIDEO INPUT AND RELATED METHOD THEREOF - An exemplary video processing apparatus includes a first detection unit, a second detection unit, a format conversion control unit, and a format conversion processing unit. The first detection unit detects a video format of a video input. The second detection unit detects a display capability of a display device. The format conversion control unit determines whether the video input has a three-dimensional (3D) video format or a two-dimensional (2D) video format by referring to the detected video format, determines whether the display device supports a 3D video format or a 2D video format by referring to the detected display capability, and accordingly generates a control signal. The format conversion processing unit is controlled by the control signal to generate a video output satisfying the detected display capability according to the video input when the video input does not satisfy the detected display capability.05-23-2013
20130127989Conversion of 2-Dimensional Image Data into 3-Dimensional Image Data - Two dimensional data is converted into three dimensional picture data in a method that can provide a real time high quality display during conversion. Pixels of a frame of picture data are segmented to create pixel segments by applying a k-means algorithm. The k-means algorithm groups pixels based on closeness of a combined value that includes luma, chroma, and motion information. By balancing this information the algorithm collects pixels into groups that are assigned relative depths to turn the two-dimensional information into three-dimensional information for display. Another method includes determining a depth map for the different pixel segments by determining an amount of motion of one of the pixel segments between two frames of a video and scaling the three-dimensional depth of one of the pixel segments based on the amount of motion between the two frames.05-23-2013
20130127988MODIFYING THE VIEWPOINT OF A DIGITAL IMAGE - A method for modifying the viewpoint of a main image of a scene captured from a first viewpoint. The method uses one or more complementary images of the scene captured from viewpoints that are different from the first viewpoint. A warped main image is determined corresponding to a target viewpoint by warping the main image responsive to a corresponding range map, wherein the warped main image includes one or more holes corresponding to scene content that was occluded. Warped complementary images are similarly determined by warping the complementary images to the target viewpoint responsive to corresponding range maps. Pixel values to fill the one or more holes in the warped main image are determined using pixel values at corresponding pixel locations in the warped complementary images.05-23-2013
20130135436IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes an imaging element that captures a subject image and generates video data, an image processor that executes a white balance process on the video data generated by the imaging element based on a predetermined algorithm, a connecting portion connectable with a 3D conversion lens that can simultaneously forming a subject image for left eye and a subject image for right eye on the imaging element, and a detector that detects whether the 3D conversion lens is connected to the connecting portion, wherein the image processor executes the white balance process based on different algorithms in a case where the 3D conversion lens is connected to the connecting portion and a case where the 3D conversion lens is not connected to the connecting portion according to a detected result of the detector.05-30-2013
20130135435METHOD FOR COMBINING IMAGES RELATING TO A THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONTENT - A method for superimposing images on three-dimensional content, wherein a video stream is received which includes the three-dimensional content and a depth map for superimposing images on the three-dimensional content. Once the video stream has been received, images are superimposed on the three-dimensional content in a position in depth dependent on the superimposition depth map (DM). The superimposition depth map contains information about the depth of the three-dimensional content and is inserted as an image contained in a frame (C) of the video stream. The depth map has a smaller number of pixels than that of a two-dimensional image associated with the three-dimensional content. The invention also relates to devices enabling the implementation of the methods.05-30-2013
20130141536APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING DIGITAL BROADCASTING SIGNAL - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for receiving a digital broadcasting signal including a three-dimensional image and displaying a two-dimensional image. The apparatus for receiving the digital broadcasting signal according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a tuner for receiving the digital broadcasting signal including a video stream for forming the three-dimensional image and signaling data; a signaling data processor for decoding the digital broadcasting signal including a 2D display window table, which includes information for a partial area of a video image according to the video stream; and a display unit for displaying the video image of the video stream as the two-dimensional image using the information for the partial area.06-06-2013
20130141535ENCODING DEVICE, ENCODING METHOD, DECODING DEVICE, AND DECODING METHOD - The present technology relates to an encoding device, an encoding method, a decoding device, and a decoding method capable of suppressing the amount of information without degrading the image quality of an image of a viewpoint that is used when the compatibility is secured in a case where a multi-viewpoint image is encoded. A compatible encoder generates a compatible stream by encoding an image A06-06-2013
20110211042METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING VIDEO IMAGES - A method of cutting between a first image sequence and a second image sequence displayable on a screen which defines a screen plane, wherein the first image sequence includes a stereoscopically viewable object perceivable by a viewer on a first image plane different to the screen plane and the second image sequence including a second object perceivable on a second image plane different to the first image plane, the stereoscopically viewable object comprising a first image at a first screen plane position and a second image at a second screen plane position, the method comprising: identifying the first screen plane position of the first image and the second screen plane position of the second image; inserting into a first post-cut frame of the second image sequence a first copy of the second object substantially at the first screen plane position and inserting a second copy of the second object substantially at the second screen plane position, and inserting the first copy of the second object and the second copy of the second object into a predetermined number of subsequent frames at positions on the screen which are closer to the screen position required to view the second object at the second image plane, than the first and second screen plane position.09-01-2011
20130141534IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD - A mode determining unit of a reproducing device determines a compatible mode indicating compatibility with an image data format by referring to the format of 3D image data to be used for generating a multi-view image. A 3D information generating unit generates compatibility information indicating the determined compatible mode as 3D information. A communication unit transmits the 3D image data and the 3D information to a display device. A communication unit of the display device receives the transmitted 3D image data, and receives the compatibility information as the 3D information. A mode determining unit determines the compatible mode of the 3D image data from the 3D information. Based on the determined compatible mode, a synchronization control unit controls synchronization of processing of the 3D image data. The technique can be applied to image processing devices, for example, to transmit image data to generate multi-view images.06-06-2013
20130141533DIGITAL BROADCASTING RECEPTION METHOD CAPABLE OF DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE, AND DIGITAL BROADCASTING RECEPTION APPARATUS USING SAME - A digital broadcast receiving apparatus for displaying a stereoscopic image includes a demultiplexing unit configured to demultiplex a received digital broadcast signal; a PSIP or PSI/SI processor configured to extract extension view video information from the demultiplexed digital broadcast signal; a decoder configured to decode an extension view video stream and a base view video stream from the demultiplexed digital broadcast signal; and an output formatting unit configured to format the extension view video stream and the base view video stream based on the extension view video information.06-06-2013
20130141532IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus and an image processing method are provided to improve the degree of definition of an image when the image includes a 3D image. The image processing apparatus includes: an image receiver which receives an image signal; an image format detector which detects a format of the received image signal; an image processor which improves a degree of definition of the received image signal; and a controller which controls the image processor to improve the degree of definition of a left eye image and a right eye image according to the detected format of the image signal if the detected format of the image signal includes a 3D image in which the left eye image and the right eye image are displayed together in a single screen.06-06-2013
20130141531COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, COMPRESSION METHOD AND APPARATUS OF DEPTH MAP IN 3D VIDEO - A compression method and apparatus of depth map in a 3D video are provided. The compression apparatus includes an edge detection module, a homogenizing module, and a compression encoding module. An edge detection is performed on a depth map of a frame in the 3D video. When at least one macroblock in the frame with no object edge passing through is found, a homogenizing processing is performed on the at least one macroblock. And then the depth map is encoded. Therefore, data quantity might be decreased when the depth map is compressed and encoded according to the present disclosure.06-06-2013
20130141530System and Method to Digitally Replace Objects in Images or Video - A method includes receiving video data and identifying a second object in at least one video frame of the video data. The method also includes determining whether to replace the second object in the at least one video frame with a first object based on at least one object matching rule. In response to determining that the second object is to be replaced with the first object, the method includes manipulating the three-dimensional model of the first object to generate a representation of the first object that matches at least one visual property of the second object and replacing the second object with the representation of the first object in the at least one video frame.06-06-2013
20130141529METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING MULTI-CHANNEL VIDEO - An approach is provided for generating multi-channel video. A media platform segments a plurality of media items into one or more media segments based on a plurality of viewpoints of at least one event. The media platform then generates a plurality of media channels for respective one or more plurality of viewpoints. The plurality of media channels compiles the one or more media segments that depict the respective one or more of the plurality of viewpoints. The media platform then compiles the plurality of media channels into a multi-channel media item.06-06-2013
20110273537METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPUTING A PARALLAX - A method and an apparatus for computing a parallax are provided. The method includes: obtaining a plurality of views of a pixel point; computing gradients in a plurality of directions of the pixel point in the plurality of view; computing a matching error corresponding to a parallax of the pixel point according to the gradients; and computing the parallax of the current pixel point according to the matching error. Through the method and the apparatus for computing a parallax, the accuracy of parallax estimation is increased.11-10-2011
20110273531IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes an image input unit that inputs a two-dimensional image signal, a depth information output unit that inputs or generates depth information of image areas constituting the two-dimensional image signal, an image conversion unit that receives the image signal and the depth information from the image input unit and the depth information output unit, and generates and outputs a left eye image and a right eye image for realizing binocular stereoscopic vision, and an image output unit that outputs the left and right eye images. The image conversion unit extracts a spatial feature value of the input image signal, and performs an image conversion process including an emphasis process applying the feature value and the depth information with respect to the input image signal, thereby generating at least one of the left eye image and the right eye image.11-10-2011
20110273536PICTURE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND PICTURE TRANSMISSION METHOD - A picture transmission system is provided that provides a solution to drops in picture quality. A multiplexing unit (11-10-2011
20110273535MOLE MONITORING SYSTEM - A mole monitoring system comprising an imaging station adapted to record at least two temporally-distinct images of a mole, wherein said imaging station comprises an interface module adapted to transmit said images to a remote storage device; and control logic adapted to retrieve said images from said remote storage device and to compare a parameter across said at least two images of said mole, wherein a difference in the parameter is indicative of the mole being potentially associated with melanoma.11-10-2011
20110273534Program Guide Graphics and Video in Window for 3DTV - Video data is received in 2D or 3D format from different channels as a user scrolls through an electronic guide. The video data may be displayed in a portion of the on screen display along with graphic and text associated with the EPG data. The received video data may be converted to a suitable format to be displayed with Electronic Program Guide (EPG). The video data may be converted from a 3D to a 2D format to be displayed with the EPG data. The video data may be converted from a 2D format to a 3D format, while the EPG data displays in a 2D format. The video data may be converted from one 3D format to another 3D format for display with the EPG data. The selection of converting the received video data can be based on a display format of a previously viewed channel prior to requesting the EPG to be displayed.11-10-2011
20110273533METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION OF STEREOSCOPIC THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO INFORMATION - Communication of stereoscopic three dimensional (3D) video information. One embodiment comprises wireless communication of stereoscopic 3D video information including an uncompressed first eye view video frame and a corresponding stereoscopic uncompressed second eye view video frame, from a transmitting wireless station to a receiving wireless station. In one embodiment, a set of pixels in an uncompressed first eye view video frame is transmitted over a wireless communication medium. Pixel information in a set of pixels in an uncompressed second eye view video frame corresponding to the first eye view set of pixels is reduced to generate a reduced set of pixels. The reduced set of pixels is transmitted over the wireless communication medium. At the receiving wireless station, an uncompressed second eye view video set of pixels is reconstructed based on said first eye view set of pixels and said reduced set of pixels.11-10-2011
20110273532Apparatus and method of transmitting stereoscopic image data and apparatus and method of receiving stereoscopic image data - An apparatus of transmitting stereoscopic image data includes an image data output unit configured to output stereoscopic image data including left-eye image data and right-eye image data about a certain program; and an image data transmitting unit configured to transmit a transport stream including the stereoscopic image data about the certain program output from the image data output unit. The image data transmitting unit incorporates identification information indicating whether disparity data is transmitted in the transport stream. The disparity data is used to add disparity to superimposed information to be superimposed on an image generated from the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data.11-10-2011
200801982193D Image file, photographing apparatus, image reproducing apparatus, and image processing apparatus - A photographing apparatus has two binocular stereoscopic modes. In two-take photography mode, a 3D image file is generated from left and right monocular images acquired by performing monocular photographing twice, and the 3D image file thus generated is recorded. In one-take photography mode, a 3D image file is generated from left and right monocular images acquired by performing binocular photographing once, and the 3D image file thus generated is recorded. When the 3D image file is recorded, a homogeneity tag is recorded in 3D metadata, as tag information of the header data portion of the 3D image file. The homogeneity tag is information about the homogeneity of the two monocular images and describes whether the two monocular images have been acquired in the one-take photography mode in which monocular images highly homogeneous are provided, or in the two-take photography mode in which monocular images not so homogeneous are provided.08-21-2008
20080198218Stereoscopic image format transformation method applied to display system - In a display system, the invention discloses a stereoscopic image format transformation method being used for transforming a non-interlace format of a stereoscopic image into an interlace format. When an aspect ratio of the stereoscopic image is not equal to an aspect ratio of a panel, the stereoscopic image format transformation method of the invention can be used for interlacing a left-eye image data and a right-eye image data of the stereoscopic image according to a format of the stereoscopic image, the aspect ratio of the panel, and the aspect ratio of the stereoscopic image, forms a completely interlaced stereoscopic image.08-21-2008
20110221864Multiscalar Stereo Video Format Conversion - Techniques for converting 3D images using alpha maps are described. A left-view image and a right-view image may be determined from media data received by a 3D display system. An alpha map specifying a plurality of operations for a plurality of locations that correspond to the first plurality of locations in the images may also be determined. The plurality of operations specified in the alpha map may be applied by the 3D display system to process the left-view and right-view images, and to generate, based on the left-view and right-view images, a third image in an appropriate 3D format.09-15-2011
20130147915Multi-View Signal Codec - Embodiments are described which exploit a finding, according to which a higher compression rate or better rate/distortion ratio may be achieved by adopting or predicting second coding parameters used for encoding a second view of the multi-view signal from first coding parameters used in encoding a first view of the multi-view signal. In other words, the inventors found out that the redundancies between views of a multi-view signal are not restricted to the views themselves, such as the video information thereof, but that the coding parameters in parallely encoding these views show similarities which may be exploited in order to further improve the coding rate.06-13-2013
20130147911AUTOMATIC 2D-TO-STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO CONVERSION - In general, a “Stereoscopic Video Converter” (SVC) provides various techniques for automatically converting arbitrary 2D video sequences into perceptually plausible stereoscopic or “3D” versions while optionally generating dense depth maps for every frame of the video sequence. In particular, the automated 2D-to-3D conversion process first automatically estimates scene depth for each frame of an input video sequence via a label transfer process that matches features extracted from those frames with features from a database of images and videos having known ground truth depths. The estimated depth distributions for all image frames of the input video sequence are then used by the SVC for automatically generating a “right view” of a corresponding stereoscopic image for each frame (assuming that each original input frame represents the “left view” of the stereoscopic image).06-13-2013
20130147912THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO AND GRAPHICS PROCESSING - A 3D video and graphics processing system may include at least one interface to receive an input video stream. The input video stream may include a 2D, a 3D, or a 2D/3D mixed content stream. A decoder may decode the input video stream. A processor may determine a source format of the input video stream from the decoded input video stream, and determine a target format for an external device to use to display content. The processor may further determine whether the source format matches the target format, if yes, the processor may send the input video stream to the at least one interface, and if no, the processor may modify the input video stream to be in the target format and send the modified input video stream to the at least one interface, for transmitting as an output video stream to the external device.06-13-2013
201301479133D USER PERSONALIZED MEDIA TEMPLATES - In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method for providing a user with three dimensional user personalized video. In some embodiments, the method includes providing, from a web server, a user with a selection of video clips stored in a database; receiving at the web server a selection of a video clip; receiving at the web server data from the user, wherein said data can be a plurality of symbols to personalize the video clip; rendering, using a rendering module, a three dimensional personalized video clip using the selected movie clip and the plurality of symbols; and providing, from the web server, the three dimensional personalized video clip to the user.06-13-2013
20130147914METHOD FOR PROVIDING FRAGMENT-BASED MULTIMEDIA STREAMING SERVICE AND DEVICE FOR SAME, AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING FRAGMENT-BASED MULTIMEDIA STREAMING SERVICE AND DEVICE FOR SAME - Provided are method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving a multimedia streaming service via a network. The method of providing a multimedia streaming service includes: dividing encoded data of a video including at least one of a two-dimensional (2D) video and a three-dimensional (3D) video into fragments; determining at least one of 3D signaling information for each fragment and relationship information to be used when the video refers to other videos; and continuously transmitting the fragments including the property information regarding the fragments and encoded video data.06-13-2013
20120274742GENERATION INTERPOLATION FRAMES - The instant application describes a stereoscopic video processing system that includes a vector detector configured to detect a motion vector associated with frames of an input video signal; an output image generator configured to generate an output video signal by generating interpolation frames based on the frames of the input video signal and the motion vector, and arranging the frames of the input video signal and the interpolation frames along a time axis; and an output controller configured to control interpolation phases, in which the interpolation frames are generated, based on the motion vector.11-01-2012
20120274741METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO - A method of receiving stereoscopic video according to the present invention includes receiving a bit stream including image information, extracting a base image stream corresponding to a base image and an additional image stream corresponding to an additional image from the bit stream, generating the base image and the additional image by decoding the base image stream and the additional image stream, respectively, and generating a left image and a right image by using at least one of the base image and the additional image. According to the present invention, 11-01-2012
20120274740METHOD FOR PROCESSING VIDEO INPUT BY DETECTING IF PICTURE OF ONE VIEW IS CORRECTLY PAIRED WITH ANOTHER PICTURE OF ANOTHER VIEW FOR SPECIFIC PRESENTATION TIME AND RELATED PROCESSING APPARATUS THEREOF - A method of processing a video input which transmits pictures of a first view and pictures of a second view includes: checking the video input to detect if a first picture of one of the first and second views is correctly paired with a second picture of the other of the first and second views for a specific presentation time, and accordingly generating a detecting result; and referring to the detecting result for selectively performing a predetermined processing operation upon the video input.11-01-2012
201003092883-DIMENSIONAL HYBRID CAMERA AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM - A hybrid three dimensional imaging camera comprises a 2-D video camera utilizing a focal plane array visible light detector and a 3-D flash laser radar utilizing an infrared focal plane array detector. The device is capable of capturing a complete 3-D scene from a single point of view. A production system combining multiple hybrid 3-D cameras around a subject provides 3-D solid models of an object or scene in the common field of view.12-09-2010
201003092873D Data Representation, Conveyance, and Use - 3D video can be transmitted in a legacy 2D video format by conveying 312-09-2010
20110242276Video Content Distribution - A stereoscopic production solution, e.g., for live events, that provides 3D video asset distribution to multiple devices and networks is described. In some embodiments, live or recorded 3D video content may be accessible by different service providers with different subscribers/users and protocols across a network of the content provider. A first video signal corresponding to a first video feed for one eye of a viewer may be received and a second video signal corresponding to a second video feed for the second eye of the viewer may be received. The first video signal and the second video signal may be encoded. The encoded first video signal and the encoded second video signal may be transmitted independently over a network. The two video signals may be received and frame synced at an off-site location for eventual rendering to a display device.10-06-2011
20110242279IMAGE BASED 3D VIDEO FORMAT - The present invention relates to a method and device (10-06-2011
20110242278METHOD FOR 3D IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING AND IMAGE DISPLAY FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - A method for processing a 3D image signal and an image display device for implementing the method are provided. The 3D image signal processing method is implemented by the 3D image display device. Although an image signal transmission side transmits information to be included in a plurality of image signals, while omitting a portion of the information, a receiver can synthesize the transmitted information to reproduce an image. The device restores at least one image from a broadcast signal, and additionally generates an image at a virtual camera view from the restored image and displays it three-dimensionally. To this end, the image display device receives a broadcast signal and obtains at least one set of camera parameters from signaling information. Then, the image display device generates a virtual view image according to the camera parameters, and formats the virtual view image and the broadcast image included in the broadcast signal three-dimensionally.10-06-2011
20110242277SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EMBEDDING A FOREGROUND VIDEO INTO A BACKGROUND FEED BASED ON A CONTROL INPUT - A clor image and a depth image of a live video are received. Each of the color image and the depth image are processed to identify the foreground and the background of the live video. The background of the live video is removed in order to create a foreground video that comprises the foreground of the live video. A control input may be received to control the embedding of the foreground video into a second background from a background feed. The background feed may also comprise virtual objects such that the foreground video may interact with the virtual objects.10-06-2011
20110234755DIGITAL BROADCASTING RECEPTION METHOD CAPABLE OF DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE, AND DIGITAL BROADCASTING RECEPTION APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A digital broadcast receiving apparatus for displaying a stereoscopic image comprises: a demultiplexing unit configured to demultiplex a received digital broadcast signal; a PSIP or PSI/SI processor configured to extract extension view video information from the demultiplexed digital broadcast signal; a decoder configured to decode an extension view video stream and a base view video stream from the demultiplexed digital broadcast signal; and an output formatting unit configured to format the extension view video stream and the base view video stream based on the extension view video information. The extension view video information may include at least any one of a relative position relationship between a camera which has generated the extension view video stream and a camera which has generated the base view video stream, the number of the extension view video streams, and information regarding an arrangement structure of the cameras. The relative position relationship may include at least any one of the direction in which the camera, which has generated the extension view video stream, is positioned and the degree of separation in the direction based on the camera which has generated the base view video stream. Accordingly, a signal for a stereoscopic image in a digital broadcast can be checked and processed, so a stereoscopic image can be displayed.09-29-2011
20110234754COMBINING 3D VIDEO AND AUXILIARY DATA - A three dimensional [3D] video signal (09-29-2011
20110234753SYSTEM FOR ENCODING AND DECODING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - A system and a method for encoding and decoding stereoscopic images are described. A stereoscopic image comprises at least two sub-images arranged according to a first configuration and intended for a user's right eye and left eye, respectively. During the video signal post-production stage, a chromatic code is embedded which in adapted to provide information about said configuration. At receiver level, decoding means (09-29-2011
20110234752HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL DISK FOR RECORDING STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO, OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND OPTICAL DISK RECORDING DEVICE - An optical disk for recording stereoscopic videos and high-quality video signals and a system for reproducing the videos and signals from the optical disk are made compatible with the conventional video reproducing system. A reproducing device which is used for reproducing stereoscopic videos and high-quality videos obtains stereoscopic video or high-quality videos by reproducing both first and second interleaved blocks on the optical disk in which first and second video signals are alternately recorded on the left and right sides by dividing the first and second video signals into frame groups of one GOP or more and a reproducing device which is not used for reproducing the stereoscopic videos and high-quality videos obtains ordinary videos by only reproducing either the first or second interleaved block by jumping tracks.09-29-2011
20110234751HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL DISK FOR RECORDING STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO, OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND OPTICAL DISK RECORDING DEVICE - An optical disk for recording stereoscopic videos and high-quality video signals and a system for reproducing the videos and signals from the optical disk are made compatible with the conventional video reproducing system. A reproducing device which is used for reproducing stereoscopic videos and high-quality videos obtains stereoscopic video or high-quality videos by reproducing both first and second interleaved blocks on the optical disk in which first and second video signals are alternately recorded on the left and right sides by dividing the first and second video signals into frame groups of one GOP or more and a reproducing device which is not used for reproducing the stereoscopic videos and high-quality videos obtains ordinary videos by only reproducing either the first or second interleaved block by jumping tracks.09-29-2011
20130155185RENDERING DEVICE AND RENDERING METHOD - A rendering device provides improved rendering responsiveness in multi-window display for rendering scenarios in which display sizes of images vary over time, while also reducing required memory bandwidth. The device comprises: a scenario processor 06-20-2013
20130155186DIGITAL RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING 3D CONTENT IN THE DIGITAL RECEIVER - According to the present invention, a digital receiver that processes 3D video data comprises: a receiving unit for receiving a first broadcast signal, including a first 3D service and first signaling data for the first 3D service, via a first channel, and a second broadcast signal, including a second 3D service related to the first 3D service and second signaling data for the second 3D service, via a second channel; a demultiplexer for demultiplexing 3D service data and signaling data from the first broadcast signal and second broadcast signal, respectively; a control unit for acquiring information on the channel for receiving the second broadcast signal on the basis of the demultiplexed first signaling data to control the reception of the second broadcast signal, and controlling the received second broadcast signal on the basis of the second signaling data such that 3D service data in the second broadcast signal are outputted at a predetermined point on a display screen; a decoder for decoding each datum of the 3D service data; a formatter for formatting each datum of the decoded 3D service data in accordance with an output format of the display screen; and a display unit for displaying each datum of the formatted 3D service data on the screen. Another example of a digital receiver that processes 3D video data according to the present invention comprises: a receiving unit for receiving a first broadcast signal, including a first 3D service and first signaling data for the first 3D service, via a first channel, and a second broadcast signal, including a second 3D service related to the first 3D service and second signaling data for the second 3D service, via a second channel; a demultiplexer for demultiplexing 3D service data and signaling data from the first broadcast signal and second broadcast signal, respectively; a control unit for controlling the received second broadcast signal on the basis of the demultiplexed first signaling data such that the second broadcast signal is converted into extended 3D service data and displayed at a predetermined point on a display screen; a decoder for decoding each datum of the 3D service data; a formatter for formatting each datum of the decoded 3D service data in accordance with an output format of the display screen; and a display unit for displaying each datum of the formatted 3D service data on the screen.06-20-2013
20130155184REFERENCE PICTURE LIST CONSTRUCTION FOR MULTI-VIEW AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CODING - A video encoder generates, based on a reference picture set of a current view component, a reference picture list for the current view component. The reference picture set includes an inter-view reference picture set. The video encoder encodes the current view component based at least in part on one or more reference pictures in the reference picture list. In addition, the video encoder generates a bitstream that includes syntax elements indicating the reference picture set of the current view component. A video decoder parses, from the bitstream, syntax elements indicating the reference picture set of the current view component. The video decoder generates, based on the reference picture set, the reference picture list for the current view component. In addition, the video decoder decodes at least a portion of the current view component based on one or more reference pictures in the reference picture list.06-20-2013
20120281064Universal 3D Enabler and Recorder - A method and apparatus to provide simplified control over image configuration from virtually any capture device and allows that image to be recorded and/or projected or displayed on any monitor is disclosed. This universality enables general ease of use, and uncouples the capture device from expensive system support, thus providing a method to more efficiently utilize resources.11-08-2012
20120281070PERFORMING VIDEO PROCESSING FOR FRAME SEQUENTIAL DISPLAY FOR ALTERNATELY DISPLAYING RIGHT AND LEFT IMAGES OF STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO SIGNALS - The instant application describes a stereoscopic video processing system that includes an output image generator configured to generate interpolation frames in interpolation phases using the frames of the input video signal and the motion vector and output the frames of the input video signal or the interpolation frames as the frames of an output video signal, and an output controller configured to (i) determine whether frames of the input video signal include image regions with motion based on the motion vector, (ii) control the output image generator to output the interpolation frames upon determining the frames of the input video signal include the image regions with motion, and (iii) control the output image generator to output the frames of the input video signal upon determining the frames of the input video signal does not include image regions with motion.11-08-2012
20120281069Digital Video Signal Output Device and Display Device, and Digital Video Signal Output Method and Reception Method - Provided is a digital video signal output device for outputting digital video signals to a display device for displaying pictures. The digital video signal output device captures display capability data having described therein video-data structure such as a 3D format and the like from the digital video display device. The digital video signal output device is configured to select one video-data structure from at least one video-data structure, superimpose packet data including structural information that designates the selected video-data structure, during a blanking period of a digital video signal including video data based on the selected video-data structure, and transmits, as a digital video output signal, a signal obtained as a result of the superimposing.11-08-2012
20120281068Method for Generating, Transmitting and Receiving Stereoscopic Images, and Related Devices - The present invention relates to a method for generating a stereoscopic video stream (11-08-2012
20120281067IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - There is provided an image processing method which includes obtaining a first original image and a second original image, and determining, in accordance with magnitude relationship between parallactic information about an original image of one of the first original image and the second original image and parallactic information about an interpolation image of the first original image and the second original image, whether video information about the original image of the one of the first original image and the second original image is drawn onto the interpolation image.11-08-2012
20120281066INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing device comprising, a receiving unit to receive image data; a determining unit to determine whether the image data received by the receiving unit contain an image for three dimensional vision or not; a converting unit to convert, if the determining unit determines that the image data contain the image for the three dimensional vision, the image data into a stereoscopic image; and a display unit to display the stereoscopic image converted by the converting unit.11-08-2012
20120281065SYSTEM & METHOD FOR RENDERING & TRANSMISSION OF THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO AND AUDIO TO A USER - A dedicated server having a web application device that communicates with a user across a network transmitting a request for viewing a video style that is to be altered. The user selects a video style at his local computer. The application transmitting a choose request page asking to the user whether or not the user wants to upload or email required files and or parameters. A database of order, customer and style information that is updated by the web application device on the dedicated server wherein the database is updated by the web application device when a user uploads or emails the required files and parameters. An altered video rendered from the required files and or parameters. Required files and or parameters are assets of image, text, video or audio information. A 3D motion graphic video is rendered as a result. Changes via three levels: producer, director, and special FX.11-08-2012
201301820693D VIDEO PROCESSING - A method, an apparatus, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for performing 2D to 3D conversion are presented. A 2D input source is extracted into left and right 3D images. Motion vectors are calculated for the left and right 3D images. Frame rate conversion is performed on the left 3D image and the right 3D image, using the respective calculated motion vectors, to produce motion compensated left and right 3D images. The left and right 3D images and the motion compensated left and right 3D images are reordered for display.07-18-2013
20130182068SMART 3D HDMI VIDEO SPLITTER - A smart 3D HDMI video splitter is disclosed. When a 3D video signal enters the smart splitter, a field-programmable gate array converts the 3D signal so that the smart 3D HDMI video splitter outputs a 3D or 2D signal according to the type of the television, display or AVR amplifier.07-18-2013
201301820713D VIDEO IMAGE ENCODING APPARATUS, DECODING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A 3D video image encoding apparatus includes a segmentation mechanism to partition a 3D video image sequence into two or more segments, each including one or more 3D video images, an image processor to identify an overall minimum apparent distance to an observer within each segment of the 3D video image sequence, a metadata generator to encode the overall minimum apparent distance for a respective segment within metadata associated with that segment, and an indication of length of time of the segment, and/or indication of time until the next segment. A 3D video image decoding apparatus includes a metadata parsing mechanism to parse metadata associated with respective of plural segments of 3D video, to decode from the metadata an overall minimum apparent distance to an observer for that respective segment and an indication of length of time of that segment and/or indication of time until a next segment.07-18-2013
20130182073Region Based Asymmetric Coding for 3D Video Compression - Video data that represents two or more views is coded. The regions of the views are asymmetrically processed according to different coding patterns. Techniques that impose asymmetry at the region level, but at the same time may consider overall/average symmetry or significantly reduced asymmetry at the picture/view level are presented.07-18-2013
20130182070SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING COMBINED VIRTUAL REALITY ARC WELDING AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) VIEWING - A real-time virtual reality welding system including a programmable processor-based subsystem configured to generate simulation data corresponding to elements of a welding environment in virtual reality space; a three-dimensional (3D) conversion unit operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem and configured to convert at least a portion of the simulation data, representative of at least a portion of the virtual welding environment, to 3D data in a stereoscopic 3D transmission format; and a 3D display-facilitating device operatively connected to the 3D conversion unit and configured to receive the 3D data from the 3D conversion unit and facilitate displaying of a stereoscopic representation of the 3D data.07-18-2013
20130182074METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO INFORMATION - In accordance with an illustrative configuration, a device and a method are configured to receive video stream including a stream receiving unit, a demultiplexing unit, and a decoding unit. The stream receiving unit is configured to receive multiplexed stream of video stream and signaling information describing the video stream. The demultiplexing unit is configured to demultiplex the received stream to video stream and signaling information. The decoding unit is configured to decode the demultiplexed video stream by using the signaling information. The signaling information includes stream type information on the video stream providing stereoscopic service and service type information, which indicates whether the service type according to the video stream is 2D monoscopic service or 3D stereoscopic service.07-18-2013
20130182072DISPLAY APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHODS THEREOF FOR STABLE DISPLAY OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS - A display apparatus which displays a graphic object is provided. The display apparatus includes a video processor which processes a video signal and forms an image, a graphic processor which processes graphic data and forms a graphic object, a display which displays the image and the graphic object, a controller which applies different cubic effects on each of the image and the graphic object, respectively, and controls the video processor and graphic processor to maintain a state where the graphic object is displayed on an overlay layer which is above a reference layer where the image is displayed.07-18-2013
20130120527ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a text image generator, a first image generator, a video composite module, and a display image generator. The text image generator generates a first text image which is different from a second text image if a display device is set in a 3D mode, the second text image being generated if the display device is set in a 2D mode. The first image generator generates a first image including the first text image for displaying 2D video. The video composite module generates a composite video frame by combining the first image and a video frame for displaying 3D video. The display image generator generates a display image by using the composite video frame.05-16-2013
20130120526ASSOCIATION OF MVC STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS TO LEFT OR RIGHT EYE DISPLAY FOR 3DTV - A method of delivering video data representing left and right eye views of a scene encoded in accordance with multiview video coding (MVC) from a transmitter to a receiver over an MPEG-2 systems standard stream, includes receiving at a transmitter an input video elementary stream conveying data encoded as a base view and an enhancement view, wherein the base view represents a specific one of the left and right eye views and the enhancement view represents the other of the left and right eye views. An MPEG-2 systems standard multiplexer at the transmitter generates an MPEG-2 systems standard stream that is derived from the input video elementary stream and conveys association information associating the base view with the specific one of the left and right eye views. The MPEG-2 systems standard stream is transmitted from the transmitter to the receiver.05-16-2013
20130120528VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A TEMPORAL SYNCHRONIZATION MISMATCH - A video processing apparatus and a method for detecting a temporal synchronization mismatch between at least a first and a second video stream of 3D video content are provided. A motion vector is determined for a group of pixels in consecutive frames of the left or the right video stream. Further, a disparity between the left and the right video stream is determined for the group of pixels, wherein the motion vector and the disparity are determined for a first number of frames and a subsequent second number of frames of the left and the right video stream.05-16-2013
20110304690IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - Disclosed herein are an image processing apparatus and a control method thereof. The image processing apparatus includes a receiver which receives a three-dimensional (3D) video signal; a video signal processor which scales the received 3D video signal; and a controller which controls the video signal processor to scale the 3D video signal to have adjusted depth if the 3D video signal is received through the receiver. Thus, there are provided an image processing apparatus and a control method of the same, which can adjust a cubic effect of depth of a 3D video signal through the existing scaler without a separate image reconstructing device for adjusting the cubic effect or depth of the 3D video signal.12-15-2011
20110304689REMOTE USER CONTROL FOR STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY - A method for modifying images for display on a three dimensional display includes receiving a first image and a corresponding second image which together represent a three dimensional image when displayed on the display. Glasses suitable to be worn by a viewer of the display provide depth perception of the three dimensional image. The glasses selectively send a signal to the display indicating whether the viewer selectively observes either two dimensional or three dimensional content by the display. The glasses also selectively send a signal to the display indicating the depth strength and image brightness of the perceived images.12-15-2011
20110310223Systems and Methods for Controlling a Three Dimensional (3D) Compatible Viewing Device - An interface unit is described that comprises a buffer for storing captured video data generated by a three dimensional (3D) device intended for a 3D monitor. The interface unit further comprises a synchronization signal extractor configured to extract vertical synchronization (vsync) signals from the video data and a control signal unit configured to derive control signals for a viewing device based on the stored vsync signals. The interface unit transmits the control signals to the viewing device.12-22-2011
20110310222IMAGE DISTRIBUTING APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DISTRIBUTING METHOD THEREOF - An image distributing apparatus, a display apparatus, and an image distributing method thereof are provided. The image distributing apparatus includes: an image input unit which receives an input signal comprising an image signal and a first sync signal for synchronizing a display of the image signal; a sync signal regeneration unit which generates a second sync signal having a frequency that is different from a frequency of the first sync signal; and an image output unit comprising at least one output port to output the image signal and the second sync signal. Accordingly, a plurality of display apparatuses connected to the image distributing apparatus can synchronize a time with an image is displayed with each other.12-22-2011
20110310221METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING MEDIA CONTENT - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, presenting a plurality of unassociated media programs from a single presentation device having overlapping presentation periods, receiving information from a viewing apparatus to adjust an intensity of emitted light associated with one of the unassociated media programs, and adjusting the intensity of the emitted light in a manner that is detectable by the viewing apparatus supplying the information. Other embodiments are disclosed and contemplated.12-22-2011
20130188015TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING METHOD, AND RECEIVING APPARATUS - Disparity information is transmitted such that reception processing of a legacy 2D-compatible receiving apparatus is not interrupted.07-25-2013
20130188014MULTIDIMENSIONAL LAYER SENDING-AND-RECEIVING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR STEREOSCOPIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DATA - Provided is a multi-dimensional layered modulation transmitting and receiving apparatus and method for stereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) video data. The transmitting apparatus may convert multi-dimensional data to a plurality of stream data by mapping the multi-dimensional data to a complex number plane, and may transmit the plurality of stream data by mapping the plurality of stream data to dimensions divided based on a time and a space, respectively. The receiving apparatus may determine a signal strength of received signal, a performance, a power mode, may determine a service image corresponding to the signal strength, the performance, the power mode, may determine a dimension corresponding to the service image, and may receive stream data of the determined dimension.07-25-2013
20130188016TRANSMISSION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND RECEPTION DEVICE - A reception device with a 3D function can appropriately acquire corresponding disparity information together with data of overlapping information.07-25-2013
20120002008Apparatus for secure recording and transformation of images to light for identification, and audio visual projection to spatial point targeted area - The current invention presented here is an apparatus for securely managed recording, transformation, storage, and projection of digital or quantum media images and video by a server transforming laser light into a standalone or reflected audio video spatial point targeted display in free space, or reflected surface, for virtual or non virtual viewing and listening. The method and mechanism presented allows any individual or groups to view and listen to content in any space managed by an Illumination Transformer Audio Video Manager Interactive Server Transmitter (ITAVMIST) server, GSense H3DVARVP-IL or high resolution devices, goggles, glasses or without devices, and be able to view, video and listen to sound, in binaural stereo and 2D 3D video. The present invention also enables recording and transformations of audio and video with GSense H3DVARVP devices, goggles, glasses or other viewing device configurations, transmitted wireless or infrared to an ITAVMIST server for processing, transformation and transmission to spatial point targets in free space for viewing in virtual spaces or non virtual spaces.01-05-2012
20120007949METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING - A display apparatus and a displaying method generate caption information using depth information of an estimated main object area of a three-dimensional (3D) image, and combine a caption with the 3D image according to the generated caption information and display the caption-combined 3D image.01-12-2012
20120013707Method and System for Processing and Displaying Video in Three Dimensions Using a Liquid Crystal Display - Herein described are at least a method and a system for generating three dimensional stereoscopic video. The system and method may be used to drive pixels in a liquid crystal display (LCD) to generate such 3-D video. The method comprises processing received video by way of inserting black data into the video wherein the black data is displayed by main pixels and/or sub-pixels of a liquid crystal display (LCD). The method further comprises sequentially transmitting the processed frames to a display for viewing the video in three dimensions. An exemplary system comprises one or more circuits for performing the aforementioned method.01-19-2012
20120019619BROADCAST TRANSMITTER, BROADCAST RECEIVER, AND 3D VIDEO DATA PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A broadcast transmitter, a broadcast receiver, and a 3D video data processing method are disclosed. A 3D video data processing method includes processing, by a video formatter, 3D video data, encoding, by an encoder, 3D video data, generating, by a system information processor, system information having 3D video composition information including information about the processing and encoding of 3D video data, multiplexing, by a multiplexer, the system information and the 3D video data, and transmitting, by a transmitter, a broadcast signal. In a 3D video data processing method, a receiver receives a broadcast signal including 3D video data and system information, a system information processor obtains 3D video composition information by parsing the system information, a decoder decodes the 3D video data according to the 3D video composition information, and an output formatter formats and outputs the decoded 3D video data according to the 3D video composition information.01-26-2012
20120019618CODING METHOD, DECODING METHOD, CODING APPARATUS, DECODING APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A coding method includes: defining an access unit; and coding each of the pictures included in the access unit, for each access unit. The defining includes: determining a unit of coding for determining whether the pictures included in the access unit are to be uniformly coded on a per-field basis or on a per-frame basis; and determining a field type for determining whether the pictures are to be uniformly coded as top fields or bottom fields when it is determined that the pictures included in the access unit are to be coded on a per-field basis. In the coding, each of the pictures is coded for each access unit in a format determined in the determining of a unit of coding and in the determining of a field type.01-26-2012
20120019617APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A THREE-DIMENSION IMAGE DATA IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method process a stereoscopic image. More particularly, an apparatus and a method improve compression performance of stereoscopic image data in a portable terminal. The apparatus includes a camera unit including at least two camera modules spaced about a certain distance apart. The camera unit is configured to obtain a first image and a second image to be used to constitute stereoscopic image data. The apparatus further includes a three-dimensional (3D) data generation unit configured to change a compression ratio of the first image and the second image obtained by the camera unit.01-26-2012
201200196163D image capturing and playing device - A 3D image capturing and playing device includes: a 3D image capturing module, an audio capturing module, a control unit, and a video playing module. The 3D image capturing module, which includes a first image capturer, a second image capturer, and a frame composer, captures a 3D image of an external object and converts the 3D image into a digital image signal. The video playing module includes a display converter, a DLP projection engine, a liquid crystal display (LCD), and a synchronous signal emitter. The 3D image capturing and playing device not only has the two horizontally aligned image capturers for capturing the 3D image, but also is built-in with the DLP projection engine and the LCD for projecting or directly displaying the 3D image. Hence, the device is self-contained and easy to operate, thereby meeting the consumer need of taking, playing, and projecting 3D images.01-26-2012
20130194383IMAGE TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND METHOD, AND IMAGE REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND METHOD - Provided are an image transmission device and method, and an image reproduction device and method. The image transmission device and the image reproduction device may provide a multi-view three-dimensional (3D) image to a user by processing a color image and a depth image using information about an image mode of the 3D image format, additional information based on the color image corresponding to a satellite view, or additional information based on the depth image.08-01-2013
20130194386Joint Layer Optimization for a Frame-Compatible Video Delivery - Joint layer optimization for a frame-compatible video delivery is described. More specifically, methods for efficient mode decision, motion estimation, and generic encoding parameter selection in multiple-layer codecs that adopt a reference processing unit (RPU) to exploit inter-layer correlation to improve coding efficiency as described.08-01-2013
20130194385STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE GENERATION APPARATUS AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE GENERATION METHOD - A 3D parallax value detection unit detects a parallax value between a left-eye image signal and a right-eye image signal in a stereoscopic video signal. A stereoscopic degree determination unit determines a stereoscopic degree of the stereoscopic video signal based on the parallax value. In response to the stereoscopic degree, an image signal conversion unit obtains an amount of pixel shift, by which a pixel of the left-eye image signal or the right-eye image signal is to be shifted, and shifts the pixel by the amount of pixel shift. In such a way, a parallax of the left-eye image signal or the right-eye image signal is adjusted.08-01-2013
20130194384METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO CODING - There is provided a slice header prediction method and apparatuses for 3D video encoding and decoding. In some example embodiments the following features can be derived from the header prediction method. Any decoding order of texture and depth view components may be supported. Also flexible prediction of syntax elements from any slice header appearing earlier in decoding order within the same access unit is allowed. The prediction can be turned on or off on view component basis. The syntax elements of the slice header may be categorized in a few sets and the use of the prediction as well as the prediction source for each set can be individually controlled. By using some example embodiments of the method all syntax elements of the slice header may be predicted.08-01-2013
20120293621TRANSMISSION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION DEVICE, AND RECEPTION METHOD - [Object] To enable suitable automatic switching of shutter glasses when receiving a multiplexed stream including, in a time sharing manner, a first video stream in which 2-dimensional image data has been inserted and a second video stream in which 3-dimensional image data has been inserted, and performing image display.11-22-2012
20130201284EMBEDDING AND DECODING THREE-DIMENSIONAL WATERMARKS INTO STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - Disclosed inventions relates to methods and systems for encoding at least one watermark into a stereoscopic conjugate pair of images. An example method comprises the step of encoding the at least one watermark by shifting selected pixels of said pair of images in one or more directions. The one or more directions include a horizontal direction. In the disclosed embodiments, ancillary information is not required to support decoding of encoded watermarks in addition to the transmitted left and right images.08-08-2013
20130201283METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATION OF CAPTIONS OVER STEREOSCOPIC 3D IMAGES - Management of graphical overlays for use in stereoscopic video where the graphical overlay is positioned relative to depths associated with objects showing in the video. A disparity offset processor may be configured to facilitate generating overlay mapping information as a function of object depth maps in order to facilitate positioning one or move graphical overlays relative to corresponding objects.08-08-2013
20130201282METHOD FOR GENERATING AND REBUILDING A STEREOSCOPIC-COMPATIBLE VIDEO STREAM AND RELATED CODING AND DECODING DEVICES - A method for generating a digital stereoscopic video stream (08-08-2013
20120300030DIGITAL VIDEO SIGNAL, A METHOD FOR ENCODING OF A DIGITAL VIDEO SIGNAL AND A DIGITAL VIDEO SIGNAL ENCODER - One object of the invention is a digital video signal comprising a sequence of frames, wherein each video frame in the sequence differs with respect to the previous frame in the sequence by a number of pixels which is not higher than a predetermined pixels maximum threshold amount. Another object of the invention is a method for encoding of a digital source video signal, comprising the steps of receiving a reference frame, receiving a source frame of the source video signal, generating an encoded frame based on the differences between the source frame and the reference frame, wherein the generating of the encoded frame comprises the steps of determining a pixels maximum threshold amount, comparing the reference frame with the source frame and selecting a number of pixels from the pixels which differ between the reference frame and the source frame, the number of selected pixels being not higher than the pixels maximum threshold amount, changing the values of the selected pixels of the reference frame to the values of corresponding pixels of the source frame to provide a reference frame for the next source frame and providing an encoded frame defining pixels changed in the reference frame.11-29-2012
20120075419Adaptation of 3D video content - A method for adapting 3D video content to a display under different viewing conditions is disclosed. The method has the steps of: 03-29-2012
20130093848IMAGE OUTPUT DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM - The transition of representative parallax of a stereoscopic moving image is reflected in a parallax adjustment according to output conditions of the stereoscopic moving image. A parallax adjustment unit determines whether to satisfy |representative parallax of a reference frame-representative parallax of a target frame|<α. If Yes, the process proceeds to S04-18-2013
201200867743D DISPLAY DEVICE AND SELECTIVE IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - An image display method displaying a stereoscopic 3D image, displaying both images of heterogeneous contents, or displaying an image according to a 2D scheme, and a 3D display device for implementing the display method are disclosed. The 3D display device receives a broadcast signal and restores a base view image signal and an extended view image signal constituting a pair of stereoscopic images. In a first operation mode, the 3D display device formats the base view image signal and the extended view image signal and displays the same according to a stereoscopic scheme. In a second operation mode, the 3D display device synthesizes two image signals different from the pair of stereoscopic images and displays the synthesized images.04-12-2012
20120086773METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AND PROCESSING 3D IMAGE - A method and apparatus for providing a three-dimensional (3D) image is provided. In the method, first-viewpoint image data and second-viewpoint image data that provide a 3D image are obtained. Time information that represents points of time that the first-viewpoint image data and the second-viewpoint image data are to be processed is produced, based on relation information to indicate that the first-viewpoint image data and the second-viewpoint image data are a pair of pieces of image data. The first-viewpoint image data, the second-viewpoint image data, and the time information are transmitted. The first-viewpoint image data is transmitted in a first stream, and the second-viewpoint image data is transmitted in a second stream.04-12-2012
201302080863D VIDEO REPRODUCTION DEVICE - A 3D video reproduction device configured to reproduce 3D streaming data that includes 3D video data and audio data. The 3D video reproduction device comprises an audio analyzing unit, a parallax setting unit, a video correction unit, and an output unit. The audio analyzing unit is configured to analyze the audio data to determine the scene indicated by the 3D video data. The parallax setting unit is configured to set the amount of parallax that corresponds to the scene based on the audio data analyzed by the audio analyzing unit. The video correction unit is configured to correct the 3D video data based on the amount of parallax set by the parallax setting unit. The output unit is configured to reproduce the corrected 3D video data and output the audio data.08-15-2013
20130208087METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING STEREOSCOPIC FILE - A method and apparatus for generating a stereoscopic file defined based on a conventional International Standardization Organization (ISO) based media file format. The apparatus includes an encoder encoding first video data and second video data that are included in three-dimensional (3D) video data; and a file generating unit arranging the encoded first video data and second video data according to the information of a stereoscopic file format including boxes that are selected from boxes included in a conventional International Standardization Organization (ISO) based media file format in order to store and generate the stereoscopic file, and generating the stereoscopic file.08-15-2013
20130208088THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING APPARATUS, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A three-dimensional image processing apparatus which processes a captured image of a scene using distance information indicating a distance of the scene from a camera, and includes: a distance designation unit which receives input of a designated distance that is a target distance in which a stereoscopic effect is to be emphasized; a distance conversion unit which converts the distance indicated in the distance information into a stereoscopic distance for generating three-dimensional images, to emphasize the stereoscopic effect of the scene in the designated distance; and an emphasized image generation unit which, by processing the captured image based on the stereoscopic distance, generates an emphasized image representing the stereoscopic effect to be emphasized in the designated distance.08-15-2013
20130208089TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - A transmitter is provided by which switching between two-dimensional display and three-dimensional display can be associated with data communication. When receiving a command for transmitting transmission data, a processor of the transmitter starts a process to transmit the transmission data to a receiver using a communication IF. When starting the process, the processor two-dimensionally displays an object on a display. After two-dimensionally displaying the object, the processor three-dimensionally displays the object on the display. During the three-dimensional display, the processor increases a stereoscopic amount of the object on the display with passage of time.08-15-2013
20130208090HIERARCHICAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR 3D BROADCASTING - Disclosed are a hierarchical broadcasting system and method for 3D broadcasting. A hierarchical 3D image broadcasting method comprises: allowing a broadcast transmission system to transmit first broadcast data for an existing broadcast to a broadcast reception system via a first communication network; and allowing the broadcast transmission system to transmit second broadcast data for 3D image broadcasting to the broadcast reception system via a second communication network. At this point, the broadcast reception system enables the first and second broadcast data to be combined in order to display a 3D image broadcast.08-15-2013