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FTV (free-viewpoint television)

Masayuki Tanimoto, Nagoya University and Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan, tanimototentative3@yahoo.co.jp
 
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Masayuki Tanimoto (2012), "FTV (free-viewpoint television)", APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing: Vol. 1: No. 1, e4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ATSIP.2012.5

Publication Date: 05 Sep 2012
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Keywords
FTVfree-viewpoint televisionfree viewpointfree navigationray-space100-camera systemray-reproducingpixel-view productdepth estimationview synthesisMPEGmultiviewMVC3DTV3DV
 

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In this article:
I. INTRODUCTION 
II. PROGRESS OF 3D CAPTURE AND DISPLAY CAPABILITIES 
III. SCENE REPRESENTATION FOR FTV 
IV. FTV SYSTEM 
V. RAY TECHNOLOGIES 
VI. INTERNATIONAL STANDARDIZATION OF FTV 
VII. CONCLUSION 

Abstract

FTV (free-viewpoint television) is an innovative visual media that allows users to view a three-dimensional (3D) scene by freely changing their viewpoints. Thus, it enables realistic viewing and free navigation of 3D scenes. FTV is the ultimate 3DTV with infinite number of views and ranked at the top of visual media. FTV is not a conventional pixel-based system but a ray-based system. New types of ray capture, processing, and display technologies have been developed for FTV. These technologies were also used to realize an all-around ray-reproducing 3DTV. The international standardization of FTV has been promoted in MPEG. The first phase of FTV ismulti-view video coding and the second phase is 3D video. In this paper, the FTV system and its technologies are reviewed.

DOI:10.1017/ATSIP.2012.5