Adaptation and optimization of coding algorithms for mobile 3DTV
Philipp Merkle, Heribert Brust, Kristina Dix, Yongzhe Wang, Aljoscha Smolic, Technical report, November 2008
We achieved up to 35% bitrate savings from inter-view prediction compared to stereo simulcast. Inter-view prediction whether as H.264 SEI or MVC does not add substantial complexity. A representation as video plus depth is an interesting alternative for 3D video. It allows to adjust the stereo rendering at the decoder and to optimally adapt the 3D impression for any given display. However, this extended functionality comes at the cost of an increased complexity. MPEG-C Part 3 is suitable for encoding of video plus depth data. Good depth quality is essential for good overall quality.
The publication is available on www.mobile3dtv.eu.