Challenges and objectives of the 3FLEX project:
3FLEX focus on the following challenges related with the usage of the depth maps:
- Efficient 2D-to-3D conversion: (a) To provide a more efficient workflow. (b) To reduce costs and develop new automatic processes to substitute current manual and expensive steps needed for 2D-to-3D conversion and 3D productions in general.
- Flexible 2D and 3D postproduction: (a) New tools processing the additionally recorded data and extracting auxiliary data (e.g. depth) from it, (b) modification of existing tools to exploit the auxiliary data in an efficient way and (c) smooth integration of new and modified tools into the established process of 2D and 3D post-production.
- Advance towards autostereoscopy: To upgrade and prepare post-production platforms for more flexible 3D and multiview productions in order to support future auto-stereoscopic 3D display technologies.
- Exploitation and standardization: Establish the proposed workflow in commercial post-production platforms (Imagineer Systems Mocha and SGO Mistika) in the form of plug-ins or tool upgrades when more integration is needed and transfer knowledge and experiences with used data formats, interfaces and workflows to related standardization bodies like SMPTE and MPEG.