Converting 2D Video to 3D: An Efficient Path to a 3D Experience

Xun Cao, Alan C. Bovik, Yao Wang, Qionghai Dai

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Editor's NoteThe 3D experience is poised to be the future of entertainment. The path to that future, however, is bumpy. Despite widely available 3D display devices, a lack of 3D content impedes the 3D industry's rapid growth. Here the authors discuss some common 3D content-creation processes and the key elements that affect quality, and present an approach that converts 2D content to 3D content as an efficient path to a 3D multimedia experience.—Wenjun Zeng

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6077862
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Multimedia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2011


  • 2D-to3D conversion
  • 3D-TV
  • IEEE MultiMedia
  • Multimedia and graphics
  • Quality of experience
  • Stereo vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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