Partial 2D to S3D conversion and the cognitive characteristics

Yoshihisa Koido*, Takashi Kawai

*Corresponding author for this work

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3 Citations (Scopus)


2D to stereoscopic 3D (S3D) conversion methods, which is one approach to creating S3D content, are divided into automatic "on-line" and manual "off-line" methods. Off-line conversion of 2D to S3D is expensive, but offers higher S3D image quality. Moreover, while off-line conversion provides more flexible control over parallax than stereo filming, in most cases, 2D images are converted according to the monocular depth cues. The authors propose a new method that adds uncrossed parallax to entire 2D images and crossed parallax only to specific areas. The authors conducted subjective and objective evaluations to examine the cognitive characteristics of partial 2D to S3D conversion. This paper describes the details of the proposed method and the results of the evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventStereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII - Burlingame, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Jan 232012 Jan 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceStereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBurlingame, CA


  • 2D to S3D conversion
  • Stereoscopic 3D
  • cognition
  • depth cue
  • eye movement

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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