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Stereoscopic (3D) Imaging by Andrew Woods

This site contains a range of information about stereoscopic (3D) imaging, stereoscopic video, and other 3D technologies.

Andrew Woods with Mini-3D cameraSTEREOSCOPIC VIDEO PRODUCTS

* Mini-3D Underwater Stereoscopic Video Camera.
* Compact Underwater Stereoscopic Video Camera.
* 3D Video Multi-Standard Converter
* 3D Video Demultiplexer.
* 3D Video Multiplexer.

CONFERENCE INFO

* I am co-chair of the annual Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (SD&A) conference.
* I co-present an annual one day short course on Stereoscopic Imaging topics (see 'Short Courses' below).
* Visit the SD&A site for the Advance Program, proceedings, photos, virtual library, etc...
* I am a member of the Steering Committee of the Electronic Imaging Symposium and was co-chair of the symposium in 2005.
* hot A full reference list of all conference proceedings for the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference.

SHORT COURSES

Andrew Woods, in cooperation with John Merritt, co-teach a popular one-day short course on stereoscopic 3D imaging topics.
The course is run annually in California as part of the annual Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference - where it is called "Stereoscopic Display Application Issues".
The course has run annually for over 15 years and has evolved considerably over those years following the rapid changes in stereoscopic 3D technologies.

Custom versions of the course have also been conducted as follows:
* Feb 2013 - Stereoscopic Display Application Issues - in-house company training.
* May 2011 - Stereoscopic Display Application Issues - in-house company training.
* November 2010 - Understanding the Stereoscopic Display Revolution - Perth, Western Australia - in cooperation with ScreenWest and iVEC.
* February 2010 - Stereoscopic Display Technologies - in-house company training.
* May 2009 - Understanding the Stereoscopic Display Revolution - National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan - in cooperation with the 3D Systems and Applications (3DSA) 2009 conference.

If you (or your staff) are interested in gaining a better understanding of the technologies of stereoscopic display, capture and processing, and how they all fit into the global 3D ecosystem, you could consider hosting or attending the Woods/Merritt 3D short course - either the annual "Stereoscopic Display Application Issues" short course held in California, or contact the presenters to have a custom version of the course run at your location.

TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

* new "Characterizing and Reducing Crosstalk in Printed Anaglyph Stereoscopic 3D Images" in (journal of) Optical Engineering , 52(4), 043203 (5 Apr 2013) (4.7MB pdf)
* new "Crosstalk in Stereoscopic Displays: a review" in Journal of Electronic Imaging, 21(4), 040902 (5 Dec 2012). (5.5MB pdf)
* "Using cross-talk simulation to predict the performance of anaglyph 3-D glasses" in JSID, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 304-315 (2012). (4.8MB pdf)
* "Investigating the cross-compatibility of IR-controlled active shutter glasses" in SD&A XXIII, Vol. 8288, 82881C, January 2012. (1.4MB pdf) See also: Video
* "White Paper: A Survey of 3D Sync IR Protocols" CMST Report number 2011-17, Curtin University (2011). Presented at SID 2011, Los Angeles as a late-news paper (but does not appear in the SID2011 proceedings). (0.4MB pdf)
* "How are crosstalk and ghosting defined in the stereoscopic literature?" in SD&A XXII, Vol. 7863, 78630Z (2011). (0.3MB pdf)
* "A simple method for measuring crosstalk in stereoscopic displays" in SD&A XXII, Vol. 7863, 786310 (2011). (2.0MB pdf)
* "Understanding Crosstalk in Stereoscopic Displays" (Keynote presentation), 3DSA 2010, Tokyo, Japan, 19-21 May 2010. (and repeated at the SID/IMS conference: "TV3.0: the Future of Television", Seattle, USA, 26 May 2010.) (0.9MB pdf)
* "Comparing levels of crosstalk with red/cyan, blue/yellow, and green/magenta anaglyph 3D glasses", SD&A XXI, Jan 2010, San Jose, California. (0.8MB pdf)
* "3-D Displays in the Home", Information Display (The Official Monthly Publication of the SID), July 2009, Vol. 25, No. 07, pp 8-12. (0.4MB pdf)
* "The Compatibility of LCD TVs with Time-Sequential Stereoscopic 3D Visualization", SD&A XX, 19-21 January 2009, San Jose, California. (0.2MB pdf)
* "The compatibility of consumer plasma displays with time-sequential stereoscopic 3D visualization", SD&A XIX, 28-30 January 2008, San Jose, California. (0.2MB pdf)
* "Characterizing crosstalk in anaglyphic stereoscopic images on LCD monitors and plasma displays", JSID, Special 3D Issue, 2007. (0.9MB pdf)
* "The compatibility of consumer DLP projectors with time-sequential stereoscopic 3D visualisation", SD&A XVIII, January 2007. (0.7MB pdf)
* "Compatibility of LCD Monitors with Frame-Sequential Stereoscopic 3D Visualisation" (Invited Paper), in IMID/IDMC '06 Digest, August 2006. (0.4MB pdf)
* "The Compatibility of Consumer Displays with Time-Sequential Stereoscopic 3D Visualisation" (Plenary Paper), in Proceedings of the K-IDS Three-Dimensional Display Workshop 2006, August 2006. (0.2MB pdf)
* "Compatibility of Display Products with Stereoscopic Display Methods", in Proceedings of the International Display Manufacturing Conference 2005 (IDMC'05), February 2005. (39kB pdf)
* "Ghosting in Anaglyphic Stereoscopic Images" SD&A XV, January 2004. (166kB pdf)
* "Characterising Sources of Ghosting in Time-Sequential Stereoscopic Video Displays", SD&A XIII, January 2002. (677kB pdf)
* "Electronic Stereoscopic Presentations - What tools are available and what tools are needed", in Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VIII, January 2001.
* "Optimal Usage of LCD Projectors for Polarised Stereoscopic Projection", in Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VIII, January 2001. (127KB pdf)
* "Stereoscopic Presentations", in 6th International Workshop on 3-D Imaging Media Technology, July 2000. (196KB pdf)
* "A PC-based stereoscopic video walkthrough", in Stereoscopic Displays and Applications X, January 1999. (242KB pdf)
* "Improving the Operability of Remotely Operated Vehicles", APPEA 98 conference, Canberra, March 1998.
* "A Stereoscopic Video System for Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles", MEng Thesis, Curtin University of Technology, 177 pages, 1997.
* "The Application of Stereoscopic Video to Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles", APPEA 97 conference, Melbourne, April 1997.
* "The Development of a Compact Underwater Stereoscopic Video Camera", Stereoscopic Displays and Applications VIII, San Jose, California, February 1997.
* "3D Video Standards Conversion", in Stereoscopic Displays and Applications VII, January 1996.
* "Field Trials of Stereoscopic Video with an Underwater Stereoscopic Video System", SD&A V, San Jose, California, February 1994.
* "Experiences of Using Stereoscopic Video with an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle", Underwater Intervention 1994.
* [ HOT! ] "Image Distortions in Stereoscopic Video Systems", in SD&A IV (1993)
* "The use of Flicker-Free Television Products for Stereoscopic Display Applications", in SD&A II, February 1991.
* "3D-MAP" - the program which was used to generate the images in the paper "Image Distortions in Stereoscopic Video Systems". (Program runs under DOS) (47k zip file)

BOOKS

* "Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIV", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 8648, February 2013.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 8288, January 2012.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 7863, January 2011.
* HOT "Selected SPIE/IS&T Papers on DVD-ROM: Stereoscopic Displays and Applications 1990-2009: A Complete 20-Year Retrospective", SPIE Volume CDP 51, ISBN: 978-0-8194-7659-3. [a fully searchable DVD-ROM containing over 1000 technical papers covering an enormous range of stereoscopic display and virtual reality systems topics]
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXI", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 7524, January 2010, ISBN: 9780819479174.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XX", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 7237, January 2009, ISBN: 9780819474872.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 6803, January 2008, ISBN: 9780819469755.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIV", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 6490, January 2007, ISBN: 9780819466037.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIII", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 6055, January 2006, ISBN: 0-8194-6095-8.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XII", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 5664, January 2005, ISBN: 0-8194-5637-3.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XI", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 5291, January 2004, ISBN: 0-8194-5194-0.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems X", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 5006, January 2003, ISBN: 0-8194-4806-0.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems IX", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 4660, January 2002, ISBN: 0-8194-4400-6.
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VIII", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 4297, January 2001, ISBN: 0-8194-3975-4.
* "Selected SPIE Papers on CDROM: Stereoscopic Displays and Applications", SPIE CD Volume 12, ISBN: 0-8194-3715-8. [2 CDROMS containing >5000 pages, >600 papers]
* "Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VII", Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 3957, January 2000, ISBN: 0-8194-3575-9.

CITATIONS

Google Scholar does a very good job of tracking citations of technical publications - you can see who is citing my work on my Google Scholar Profile.

MEDIA

* 3D Movies are Back - Can We Help, ABC Television (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 9 May 2008.
* Tiny camera probes deep ocean - The Australian, IT Today supplement, page 35, Tuesday 10th May 2005.
* You can have 3DTV in your own home - Silicon Chip, October 2002.
* The Fine Art of Stereography - Planet Publish, 31 May 2002.

PHOTO ALBUM

* 3D Image Gallery - Images grabbed from video shot with our Underwater Stereoscopic Video Cameras (in JPS, 3D row-interleaved GIF and anaglyph formats).
* A large collection of my photographs appear on the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference website.


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ABOUT ME

I work as a Consultant and Research Engineer at Curtin University's Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) which is located in the Department of Imaging and Applied Physics.
I also co-chair the annual Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference.
I served as Director of The Centre for Marine Science and Technology from 2002 to 2004.
I am also CTO of the 3D technology spin-off company DeepVision3D.

My qualifications are in Electronic Engineering (MEng, BEng). My research interests include Stereoscopic Imaging, Stereoscopic Video, Underwater Technology and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs).

I am a Fellow of SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) and a member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), IEAust (Institute of Engineers Australia), IS&T (Society for Imaging Science & Technology), SID (Society for Information Display), ISU (International Stereoscopic Union) and NSA (National Stereoscopic Association).

I am available for consultancy or for performing contract research and development. Please contact me for further information (contact details below).

I am also supervise several project students:
* Current Student(s): Martin Chu
* Past Students: Josh Hollick, Grace Beven, Jesse Helliwell, Dean Leggo, Christopher Harris, Adin Sehic, Kai Karvinen, Ka Lun YUEN, Daniel Watts, Tegan Rourke, Stanley Tan, Andrew Trang, Kajornsak (KJ) Julavittayanukool, Douglas Offszanka, Greg Martin, Shanaka Dias, and Murray Brand.

If you'd like to see more new items, email me with some encouragement. ;-)


Last Updated: 9 April, 2013.
Maintained by: Andrew Woods <A.Woods>
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