What do people look at when they watch stereoscopic movies?

Jukka Häkkinen, Takashi Kawai, Jari Takatalo, Reiko Mitsuya, Göte Nyman

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    Abstract

    We measured the eye movements of participants who watched a 6-minute movie in stereoscopic and non-stereoscopic form. We analyzed four shots of the movie. The results indicate that in a 2D movie viewers tended to look at the actors, as most of the eye movements were clustered there. The significance of the actors started at the beginning of a shot, as the eyes of the viewer focused almost immediately to them. In S3D movie the eye movement patterns were more widely distributed to other targets. For example, complex stereoscopic structures and objects nearer than the actor captured the interest and eye movements of the participants. Also, the tendency to first look at the actors was diminished in the S3D shots. The results suggests that in a S3D movie there are more eye movements which are directed to wider array of objects than in a 2D movie.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume7524
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventStereoscopic Displays and Applications XXI - San Jose, CA
    Duration: 2010 Jan 182010 Jan 20

    Other

    OtherStereoscopic Displays and Applications XXI
    CitySan Jose, CA
    Period10/1/1810/1/20

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    Keywords

    • Eye movements
    • Saliency map
    • Stereoscopic movie

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

    Cite this

    Häkkinen, J., Kawai, T., Takatalo, J., Mitsuya, R., & Nyman, G. (2010). What do people look at when they watch stereoscopic movies? In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7524). [75240E] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.838857