At IBC2010, the Best Technical Paper Award was presented to NDS for its paper “Does Size Matter: The Challenges When Scaling Stereoscopic 3-D Content.”
The authors of the paper, Laurent Chauvier, Kevin Murray, Ray Taylor, Simon Parnall and James Walker of NDS, were presented the award on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The Best Technical Paper Award recognizes the paper that best matches original content with clarity of presentation. Proposals for papers are submitted prior to the convention and carefully evaluated by a committee of experts that considers each one for innovative content.
The NDS paper examines a range of technical issues associated with the delivery of 3-D TV, including what happens to the stereoscopic 3-D effect as screen sizes scale. It looks at the theoretical potential for compensation for different screen sizes under typical viewing distances as well as the challenges in performing this in low-cost STBs and TV sets where the input is a stereoscopic image pair. The paper poses questions such as, what is the effect of larger or smaller screen sizes on 3-D perception?
“The challenge in delivering stereoscopic 3-D content to the home will be in giving every viewer a high-quality experience,” said paper co-author Murray. “Common variations in screen size complicate this process, but we believe that it’s possible to use a common input signal to simplify delivery and to provide effective and efficient local screen size compensation in the home.”