Partial 2D to S3D conversion and the cognitive characteristics

Yoshihisa Koido, Takashi Kawai

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    2D to stereoscopic 3D (S3D) conversion methods, which is one approach to creating S3D content, are divided into automatic "on-line" and manual "off-line" methods. Off-line conversion of 2D to S3D is expensive, but offers higher S3D image quality. Moreover, while off-line conversion provides more flexible control over parallax than stereo filming, in most cases, 2D images are converted according to the monocular depth cues. The authors propose a new method that adds uncrossed parallax to entire 2D images and crossed parallax only to specific areas. The authors conducted subjective and objective evaluations to examine the cognitive characteristics of partial 2D to S3D conversion. This paper describes the details of the proposed method and the results of the evaluations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventStereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII - Burlingame, CA
    Duration: 2012 Jan 232012 Jan 25


    OtherStereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII
    CityBurlingame, CA



    • 2D to S3D conversion
    • cognition
    • depth cue
    • eye movement
    • Stereoscopic 3D

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics

    Cite this

    Koido, Y., & Kawai, T. (2012). Partial 2D to S3D conversion and the cognitive characteristics. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8288). [82882E]