The main target of the 3D Television Demonstrator (Dem-3DTV) is to have an infrastructure that gives support for research, development and testing of three-dimensional television equipment considering the whole chain of signal manipulation.
The Dem-3DTV is equipped with a system of 3D compact cameras (semi-professional and consumer) and 2D cameras configured in a rig, allowing the acquisition of visual content from multiple viewpoints. Thus, the Dem-3DTV can generate its own digital content that is used, among other objectives, for the publication of research results.
Lighting and audio systems
It is equipped with a lighting system that is adequate for shootings in chroma-key environments. It is also equipped with an audio system that is compatible with every camera that is available in the Dem-3DTV, as well as a surrounding audio system that enables immersive experiences.
Several systems for the processing of stereoscopic signals have been acquired: both educational and professional. These systems include DI systems, edition, composing, effects and color correction for 2D and 3D productions, in any resolution from SD to 2K. They handle real-time processing of time-lines using high-end equipment and provide creative capacities and techniques that are superior to standard tools offered by other finishing and color correction systems.
The Dem-3DTV is equipped with a wide range of 3D display systems: several stereoscopic (two views) displays and TVs, with sizes up to 55”, for shutter and passive glasses, a stereoscopic projector with passive glasses and a 28-view auto-stereoscopic display that offers different viewpoints depending on the observer position, allowing perceiving visual information with depth and perspective. These systems can be used in the demonstration of new technologies and research results, both own and from external companies.
To facilitate the display of 3D content in the Dem-3DTV, several playing systems were acquired for the generation of 3D signals that are compatible with existing display systems without lost of resolution.
Information processing systems
The Dem-3DTV counts with multiples signal processing systems for the digitalization, analysis, coding and representation of 3DS video signals.