OK, 3-D TV is coming. Aside from all the conjecture, physiology, and marketing pitch swirls, what really matters is what the equipment can do. That means compliance with standards. I tried to find the baseline SMPTE, MPEG, etc. reference standards for 3-D, but I'm coming up short.
3-D is unique in that there are 2 items in the optical transmission path before the photons hit your eyes: the TV and the viewing glasses. It's not just the display or just the glasses, it's the sum of the two. You have to consider the moving image (over time) as well as color accuracy.
So, we have:
Reference sources for calibration (test patterns, etc.)
Requirements that 3-D displays must meet
Requirements that the viewing glasses must meet.
Test equipment needed.
How is the calibration process done- One eye, both eyes? Variation over distance?
First step is to understand the quantitative aspects, then we get to the subjective aspects (and all the discussion).
Can anyone point to the actual standards, or articles that show how to apply the standards? I know we have a Display Calibration forum, but nothing on 3-D there and the moderators are moving threads to this forum.
Info gathered so far:SMPTE3DTV Standards Face Multiple Obstacles
(Television Broadcast, Jan 20, 2010)MPEG3D Video & The MVC Standard
- The MVC (Multiview Video Coding) amendment of H.264/AVC was created as a collaborative effort in the Joint Video Team (JVT) among several dozen participating companies.