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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3375–3392

Crosstalk reduction in stereoscopic 3D displays: Disparity adjustment using crosstalk visibility index for crosstalk cancellation

Hosik Sohn, Yong Ju Jung, and Yong Man Ro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3375-3392 (2014)

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Stereoscopic displays provide viewers with a truly fascinating viewing experience. However, current stereoscopic displays suffer from crosstalk that is detrimental to image quality, depth quality, and visual comfort. In order to reduce the perceived crosstalk in stereoscopic displays, this paper proposes a crosstalk reduction method that combines disparity adjustment and crosstalk cancellation. The main idea of the proposed method is to displace the visible crosstalk using the disparity adjustment in a way that less amounts of intensity leakage occur on perceptually important regions in a scene. To this purpose, we estimate a crosstalk visibility index map for the scene that represents pixel-by-pixel importance values associated with the amount of perceived crosstalk and negative-after-effects of the crosstalk cancellation. Based on the crosstalk visibility index, we introduce a new disparity adjustment method that reduces the annoying crosstalk in processed images, which is followed by the crosstalk cancellation. The effectiveness of the proposed method has been successfully evaluated by subjective assessments of image quality and viewing preference. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method effectively improves the image quality and overall viewing quality of stereoscopic videos.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2014
Published: February 5, 2014

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Hosik Sohn, Yong Ju Jung, and Yong Man Ro, "Crosstalk reduction in stereoscopic 3D displays: Disparity adjustment using crosstalk visibility index for crosstalk cancellation," Opt. Express 22, 3375-3392 (2014)

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