“Content-adaptive parallax barriers for automultiscopic 3D display” by Lanman, Hirsch, Kim and Raskar

  • ©Douglas Lanman, Matthew Hirsch, Yunhee Kim, and Ramesh Raskar



Entry Number: 59


    Content-adaptive parallax barriers for automultiscopic 3D display



    We optimize the performance of automultiscopic barrier-based displays, constructed by stacking a pair of LCD panels. To date, such displays have conventionally employed heuristically-determined parallax barriers, containing a fixed array of slits or pinholes, to provide view-dependent imagery. While recent methods adapt barriers to one or more viewers, we show that both layers can be adapted to the multi-view content as well. The resulting content-adaptive parallax barriers increase display brightness and frame rate. We prove that any 4D light field created by dual-stacked LCDs is the tensor product of two 2D mask functions. Thus, a pair of 1D masks only achieves a rank-1 approximation of a 2D light field. We demonstrate higher-rank approximations using temporal multiplexing.


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