3D Digital Video and Television

2 Day Course
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Code PWL255

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With the evolution of colour digital television and digital broadcasting systems we have seen the rapid evolution of TV and video over the past 10 years. Direct satellite and digital cable systems no offer both standard definition and High definition TV. Soon analogue terrestrial TV broadcasting will be replaced entirely with digital and HDTV over terrestrial systems. The natural next step after HDTV will be the introduction of 3D services but the standards and technologies for this is more complex and, until recently, less well developed.

This course will provide a technical overview of the challenges of delivering 3D video services. It will address the visual perception issues as well as the mechanisms of encoding and transporting 3D TV services. It will then look at the competing systems that already exist as well as the parts of the standardization that have been completed and available for vendor independent standardization.


Upon completion candidates will be able to:

  • Identify the visual perception concepts needed to deliver 3D visual systems
  • Appreciate how 3D video can be encoded
  • Examine how MPEG transport streams can be adapted for 3D video transport
  • Compare HDTV and Multiview 3D HDTV encoding
  • Discuss evolving products that exist for 3D implementation


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Stereoscopic Vision and Human 3D Perception for Video (8 topics)

  • Visual perception
  • Stereoscopic 3D viewing
  • Motion perception
  • Video and TV
  • Colour perception and encoding
  • Analogue and digital broadcast TV
  • Digital Video Broadcasting
  • 2D Camera Systems

Sources of Standards (8 topics)

  • Motion Picture Experts Group
  • Digital Video Broadcast
  • ETSI
  • ITU
  • ATSC
  • Open IPTV Forum
  • Cablelabs and DOCSYS
  • MPEG Industry Forum

Digital Encoding of TV for 3D (11 topics)

  • Evolution of MPEG Encoding
  • MPEG-1and MPEG2
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4 part 10
  • Video Profiles
  • SD Profiles
  • HD Profiles
  • Profiles for 3D
  • Options of encoding 3D
  • Conversion from 2D to 3D

MPEG Program and Transport of 3D Video (5 topics)

  • Program streams
  • Transport streams
  • Service Information
  • Program Service Information
  • Carrying services over IP

Multiview Video Encoding (10 topics)

  • H.264 Annex H
  • Syntax and Semantics
  • MVC Decoding Process
  • Reference Pictures
  • Anchor Pictures
  • Base View Bit Stream
  • Multiview High Profile
  • Levels
  • Supplemental Enhancement Information Messages
  • Video Usability Information Parameter Extension

3D Video Display Systems (7 topics)

  • Anaglyphic 3D using passive red-cyan glasses
  • Polarization 3D using passive polarized glasses
  • Alternate-frame sequencing using active shutter glasses/headgear
  • Autostereoscopic displays without special viewing glasses
  • Example 3D TV systems
  • Blu-ray 3D recordings
  • 3D Broadcasting Channels


Expected Pre Enrolment Knowledge Level:

Delegates must have good understanding of IPTV unicasting or multicasting plus knowledge of video encoding and MPEG transport streams.

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