PANORAMIC IMMERSIVE VIDEOS - 3D Production and Visualization Framework

W. J. Sarmiento, C. Quintero


Panoramic immersive video is a new technology, which allows the user to interact with a video beyond simple production line, because it enables the possibility to navigate in the scene from different points of view. Although many devices for the production of panoramic videos have been proposed, these are still expensive.In this paper a framework for production of virtual panoramic immersive videos using 3D production software is presented. The framework is composed by two stages: panoramic video production and immersive visualization. In the former stage the traditional 3D scene is taken as input and two outputs are generated, the panoramic video and path sounds to immersive audio reproduction. In the latter, a desktop CAVE assembly is proposed in order to provide an immersive display.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Sarmiento W. and Quintero C. (2009). PANORAMIC IMMERSIVE VIDEOS - 3D Production and Visualization Framework . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2009) ISBN 978-989-674-007-8, pages 173-177. DOI: 10.5220/0002235901730177

in Bibtex Style

author={W. J. Sarmiento and C. Quintero},
title={PANORAMIC IMMERSIVE VIDEOS - 3D Production and Visualization Framework},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2009)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2009)
TI - PANORAMIC IMMERSIVE VIDEOS - 3D Production and Visualization Framework
SN - 978-989-674-007-8
AU - Sarmiento W.
AU - Quintero C.
PY - 2009
SP - 173
EP - 177
DO - 10.5220/0002235901730177