Recent Advances on 3D Video Coding Technology: HEVC Standardization Framework



3D video is emerging media extension of conventional 2D video into third dimension adding depth sensation and resolving 2D viewing ambiguity. Primary usage scenario for 3D video is to support 3D video applications, where 3D depth perception of a visual scene is provided by a 3D display system. Multiview-plus-depth (MVD) is visual representation and coding format which takes 3D geometry information of acquisition system in the form of distance information. Applications require transmission of jointly encoded multiple synchronized video signals that show the same 3D scene from different viewpoints. Advances in multi-camera arrays and display technology enable new applications for 3D video. It is clear that these applications need to be based on well-defined and -documented technical standards. Recent advances and challenges in development of the 3D video formats and associated coding technologies are summarized in this chapter with focus on undergoing MPEG/ITU standardization framework for 3D extensions of HEVC high-efficiency video encoder. Research on coding efficiency improvement and complexity reduction of 3D-HEVC reference encoder implementation are outlined.


Video Code Code Unit Move Picture Expert Group Advanced Video Code Multiview Video 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.University of Novi SadNovi SadSerbia

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