2004 Volume 1 Issue 9 Pages 237-242
We have developed a system of compositing three-dimensional (3D) video images based on the depth information of the objects. The system consists of the Axi-Vision Camera that can measure object distance in real time and an arithmetic image processor that can synthesize video images according to the depth information. The paper demonstrates how to three-dimensionally synthesize such a scene as an array of computer-generated characters moving around a standing person in real time. The feasibility of using such a signal processor to create realistic TV programs in a broadcasting station has been studied.