A Study on Real-Time Implementation of the View Interpolation System

Dae-Hyun KIM  Jung-Hoon KIM  Yong-In YOON  In-Hwan OH  Jong-Soo CHOI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E86-A    No.6    pp.1344-1352
Publication Date: 2003/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Papers Selected from 2002 International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC 2002))
3D TV,  view interpolation,  bidirectional disparity morphing,  occlusion,  

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In this paper, we propose an algorithm that automatically generates the intermediate scenes using the bidirectional disparity morphing (BDM) from the parallel stereo images. The two-step search strategy is used for speeding up the computation of the bidirectional disparity map and three occluding patterns are used for smoothing the computed disparities more elaborately. Using the bidirectional disparity map, we interpolate the left and the right image to their intermediate scenes. Then we dissolve two interpolated images into the desired intermediate scene which the holes are removed and the effect of the disparity estimation errors is minimized. We implemented the proposed algorithm on TM1300 supported by TriMedia using pSOSytem which enables to do multiprocessing. As a result, we can interpolate the high-quality intermediate scenes with real-time process.