Durham University School of Engineering and Computing Sciences is hosting a workshop on Stereoscopic technology by the Insitution of Engineering and Technology on Thursday April 15 at 6.30pm.
The first part of the event will see Barbara Froner from Foster Findlay Associates examine the principles of stereoscopic vision and depth perception in humans and demonstrate stereoscopic 3D technologies and different types of 3D display systems.
KTS Fellow Paul Gorley will then discuss research into stereoscopic image compression approaches and the metrics used to assess the effects of compression. A new stereoscopic image quality metric has been developed and evaluated and two subjective stereoscopic image quality trials to assess the differences in symmetric and asymmetric stereoscopic compression methods have been undertaken. The results strongly suggested that symmetric coding should be used for compressing stereo image pairs.