Stereoscopic cameras for the real-time acquisition of panoramic 3D images and videos

dc.contributor.authorGurrieri, Luis E.
dc.contributor.authorDubois, Eric
dc.identifier.citationLuis E. Gurrieri and Eric Dubois "Stereoscopic cameras for the real-time acquisition of panoramic 3D images and videos", Proc. SPIE 8648, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIV, 86481W (March 12, 2013)
dc.description.abstractThere are different panoramic techniques to produce outstanding stereoscopic panoramas of static scenes. However, a camera configuration capable to capture omnidirectional stereoscopic snapshots and videos of dynamic scenes is still a subject of research. In this paper, two multiple-camera configurations capable to produce high-quality stereoscopic panoramas in real-time are presented. Unlike existing methods, the proposed multiple-camera systems acquire all the information necessary to render stereoscopic panoramas at once. The first configuration exploits microstereopsis arising from a narrow baseline to produce omnistereoscopic images. The second panoramic camera uses an extended baseline to produce poly-centric panoramas and to extract additional depth information, e.g., disparity and occlusion maps, which are used to synthesize stereoscopic views in arbitrary viewing directions. The results of emulating both cameras and the pros and cons of each setup are presented in this paper.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Quyen Sy for their invaluable assistance in the acquisition of panoramic samples. This work was supported by the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) fund and by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
dc.subjectstereoscopic panoramas
dc.subjectpanoramic cameras
dc.subjectstereoscopic cameras
dc.subject3D vision
dc.subjectfree-view point television
dc.subjectvirtual reality
dc.titleStereoscopic cameras for the real-time acquisition of panoramic 3D images and videos
dc.typeConference Proceeding
CollectionScience informatique et génie électrique - Publications // Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Publications

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