Multimedia ambiance communication based on actual moving pictures in a stereoscopic projection display environment

Kunio Yamada*, Tadashi Ichikawa, Takeshi Naemura, Kiyoharu Aizawa, Shigeo Morishima, Takahiro Saito

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Multi-media Ambiance Project of TAO has been researching and develop an image space, that can be shared by people in different locations and can lend a real sense of presence. The image space is mainly based on photo-realistic texture, and some deformations which depend on human vision characteristics or pictorial expressions are being applied. We aim to accomplish shared-space communication by an immersive environment consisting of the image space stereoscopically projected on an arched screen. We refer to this scheme as `ambiance communication.' The first half of this paper presents global descriptions on basic concepts of the project, the display system and the 3-camera image capturing system. And the latter half focuses on two methods to create a photo-realistic image space using the captured images of a natural environment. One is the divided expression of the long-range view and ground, which not only gives more realistic setting of the ground but commands more natural view when synthesized with other objects and gives potentialities of deformations for some purposes. The other is the high quality panorama generation based on even-odd field integration and image enhancement by a two dimensional quadratic Volterra filter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-311
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventStereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VII - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 2000 Jan 242000 Jan 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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