A Video Database for the Development of Stereo-3D Post-Production Algorithms

David Corrigan, Francois Pitea, Marcin Gorzel, Gavin Cyril Kearney, Valerie Morris, Andrew Rankin, Mark Linnane, Mick O' Dea, Clive Lee, Anil Kokaram

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This paper introduces a database of freely available stereo-3D content designed to facilitate research in stereo post-production. It describes the structure and content of the database and provides some details about how the material was gathered. The database includes examples of many of the scenarios characteristic to broadcast footage. Material was gathered at different locations including a studio with controlled lighting and both indoor and outdoor on-location sites with more restricted lighting control. The database also includes video sequences with accompanying 3D audio data recorded in an Ambisonics format. An intended consequence of gathering the material is that the database contains examples of degradations that would be commonly present in real-world scenarios. This paper describes one such artefact caused by uneven exposure in the stereo views, causing saturation in the over-exposed view. An algorithm for the restoration of this artefact is proposed in order to highlight the usefuiness of the database.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Number of pages15
JournalJournal for Virtual Reality and Broadcasting
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2014


  • Ambisonics
  • 3D audio
  • 3d video

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