3D Image format identification by image difference

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3D Image format identification by image difference
Many 3D formats exist and will co-exist for a long time since there is no 3D standard that defines a generally accepted 3D format. The support for multiple 3D formats will be important for bringing 3D into home. In this paper, we propose a fast and effective method to detect whether an image is a 2D image or a 3D image encoded with a pair of stereo images, and to further identify the exact 3D format in the latter case. The proposed method computes an edge map resulted from image differences between the left and right view images; uses the statistics from the distribution of edge widths combined with structure similarity analysis to detect the existence of a 3D format and to identify the format. Experiments show the effectiveness of this method. Keywords-- Stereo, 3D image format, image difference, image subtraction, edge map, 3DTV, checkerboard pattern, horizontal interleaved format, side-by-side format, over-under format
Tao Zhang
Added 09 Nov 2010
Updated 09 Nov 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Authors Tao Zhang
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