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The Ultimate Immersive Experience: Panoramic 3D Video Acquisition

  • Christian Weissig
  • Oliver Schreer
  • Peter Eisert
  • Peter Kauff
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7131)

Abstract

The paper presents a new approach on an omni-directional omni-stereo multi-camera system that allows the recording of panoramic 3D video with high resolution and quality and display in stereo 3D on a cylindrical screen. It has been developed in the framework of the TiME Lab at Fraunhofer HHI, an experimental platform for immersive media and related content creation. The new system uses a mirror rig to enable a multi-camera constellation that is close to the concept of concentric mosaics. A proof of concept has shown that the systematical approximation error related to concentric mosaics is negligible in practice and parallax-free stitching of stereoscopic video panoramas can be achieved with high 3D quality and for arbitrary scenes with depth ranges from 2 meters to infinity.

Keywords

Panoramic Imaging Ultra-High Definition 3D Video Panorama Omni-Directional Cameras Omni-Stereo Panorama Concentric Mosaics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Weissig
    • 1
  • Oliver Schreer
    • 1
  • Peter Eisert
    • 1
  • Peter Kauff
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz InstituteBerlinGermany

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