3D-HDTV recording system makes us possible to watch real-time 3D-images. This report defines "Relative divergence rate" and using this factor we can create a fairly natural 3D-images. Transponding system for 3D-images. Transponding system for 3D-HDTV is now experimenting, so we call 3D-HDTV the "Ultimate live media".
Holography. For the present, it is the best method to show 3-dimensional objects as real as possible. However, there has been no positive try of it in cinematography except some animated movies, where they copied the old way, just replacing frames with holograms. "ORGEL-A Boy's Fantasy" will be the first full-scale attempt of holography in the world. The following is the report of its production. This will be a good model for holographic TV in future. In here, I also point out possibilities and problems of holography. We are not satisfied with the so-called 3-dimensional animation, that is, pseudo-three-dimensional one. We have strong desire for more real one quite different from the old. "ORGEL-A Boy's Fantasy" will be the first step to realize a new amazing world.
Recently, a real-time holographic display system has been developed which can display a true three-dimensional image that gives rise not only to binocular parallax and convergence but also the focal accommodation effects. The system can generate, transmit and display holographic images in real-time. A display consists. This paper gives a review on this display. Research trends are also described.
This propose a new image processing approach to construct intermediate parallax-images from parallax-images at coarsely sampled viewpoints for Holographic Stereograms. Compared with the usual method that requires a large number of parallax-images, this approach reduces recording labor. In our approach, the intermediate parallax-images are made by projections of 3-D surface data, which are computed from several given parallax-images. It uses anew technique to reconstruct 3-D surface data of object scenes.
Here, the outline of the advanced 3-D image telecommunication project is presented, which started on October 1992 and has continued for 5 years, organized by TAO (Telecommunication Advanced Organization of Japan). Although the term "telecommunication" is included in the project tytle, the research of 3-D image display is weighted for the reason that the technical progress of dynamic 3-D image display is slow. In this project, several bread-board models will be constructed, and 3-D images will be appraised by observation.