ASPRO+ - AutoStereoscopic multi-view video PROcessing and PROjection

About

3D movies brought new momentum to cinema today. In many other applications however, a 3D breakthrough has not yet been reached.

ASPRO+ has two main goals:

  • tackle the technological limitations of current 3D solutions without the use of 3D glasses and maintaining the viewer’s freedom of movement
  • achieve a natural 3D experience

Stereoscopic 3D images are recorded today through a complex setup with two cameras. In the ASPRO+ project, we will investigate stereo recording with just 1 camera and 1 single lens.

Moreover, we find a multitude of 3D formats nowadays. There is however no optimal format to transport 3D information with viewpoint freedom. ASPRO+ wants to investigate the possibilities to realize such a format.

Finally, autostereoscopic displays, which do not require the viewer to put on 3D glasses, often have a large number of limitations:

  • restricted number of predefined viewing positions
  • mixed perspectives through crosstalk
  • decreased resolution
  • 3D inversion

ASPRO+ will investigate the possibilities to offer a large screen solution with autostereoscopic 3D rendering.

Methodology

MICT will perform user requirements analyses for the four most important applications of autostereoscopic 3D technology:

  • immersive display environments
  • video conferences
  • small venue digital cinema
  • multi-viewer simulators

We also identify new opportunities for this technology by organizing focus groups and interviews. However, MICT’s most important role in the project is doing research into the quality of experience. The focus is on the spatio-temporal quality, depth perception and the naturalness.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2014.

Staff involved

Financed by