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VQMT3D Project: Report 8 on 3D-video Quality Analysis

MSU Graphics & Media Lab (Video Group)

Projects, ideas: Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin

Implementation: Alexander Bokov, Alexey Fedorov, Alexey Shalpegin, Vladimir Yanushkovsky, Sergey Lavrushkin, Vyacheslav Napadovsky, Denis Sumin, Marat Arsaev, Alexander Voronov

In cooperation with IITP RAS


About the Report


The eighth report introduces several new technical quality metrics that analyze geometric inconsistencies and temporal shifts between S3D views, as well as new ones that detect swapped views and scenes that are more prone to crosstalk while viewing. The report presents detailed (366 pages) evaluation results of 25 S3D films, which were natively captured or post-converted.

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Analysed films

Examined problems:

  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
  • Clash of the Titans (2010)
  • Drive Angry (2011)
  • Dolphin Tale (2011)
  • Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage (1999; released as BD3D in 2010)
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • Gulliver's Travels (2010)
  • Hugo (2011)
  • Immortals (2011)
  • Into the Deep (1994; released as BD3D in 2010)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Pina (2011)
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
  • Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
  • Sanctum (2011)
  • Step Up 3D (2010)
  • Step Up Revolution (2012)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • The Three Musketeers (2011)
  • Wrath of the Titans (2012)
  • Scale mismatch
  • Rotation mismatch
  • Temporal shift
  • Channel mismatch
  • Crosstalk

The report comprises five main parts:

  1. Firstly, we present our approach to analyzing stereoscopic video for geometric inconsistencies and briefly explain how to understand the charts and visualizations. We then provide the results of our analysis for 25 S3D films.
  2. Then we present our results for detection of swapped views. We provide comprehensive information about every scene in which we detected swapped views using our automated technique. The report also presents visualizations of these scenes.
  3. The following section is dedicated to temporal shifts between views in stereoscopic video. We list each detected scene and present visualizations.
  4. We present the analysis of the crosstalk effect and of how the content may actually affect the amount of perceived crosstalk. It contains brief explanations and visualizations of the most crosstalk-prone frames.
  5. The report concludes with an overall technical movie comparison. Here we show charts depicting the average values of our metrics for different films.

Professional stereographers have contributed to the analysis by providing valuable comments and general feedback.


Contributed Stereographers


(in alphabetical order; for main part of the report)


Overall evaluation results


In this section we present selected overall comparison charts.

Please, read more about the charts and particular films in the report.

Average Scale Mismatch vs. Film Budget

Channel Mismatch Duration Bar Chart

Temporal Shift Duration Bar Chart

Average Crosstalk vs. Film Budget


Publications


When you want to make a reference to this project, please refer one of the following publications:

  1. Mikhail Erofeev, Dmitriy Vatolin, Alexander Voronov, Alexey Fedorov,
    “Toward an Objective Stereo-Video Quality Metric: Depth Perception of Textured Areas,” [pdf]
    International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D),
    pp. 1–6, 2012. doi:10.1109/IC3D.2012.6615120
  2. D. Akimov, A. Shestov, A. Voronov, D. Vatolin,
    “Automatic Left-Right Channel Swap Detection,” [pdf]
    International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D),
    pp. 1–6, 2012. doi:10.1109/IC3D.2012.6615126
  3. A. Voronov, A. Borisov, D. Vatolin,
    “System for Automatic Detection of Distorted Scenes in Stereo Video,” [pdf]
    Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics (VPQM),
    2012.
  4. A. Voronov, D. Vatolin, D. Sumin, V. Napadovsky, A. Borisov,
    “Towards Automatic Stereo-video Quality Assessment and Detection of Color and Sharpness Mismatch,” [pdf]
    International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D),
    pp. 1–6, 2012. doi:10.1109/IC3D.2012.6615121
  5. A. Voronov, D. Vatolin, D. Sumin, V. Napadovsky, and A. Borisov,
    “Methodology for stereoscopic motion-picture quality assessment,” [pdf]
    Proc. SPIE 8648, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIV,
    vol. 8648, pp. 864810-1–864810-14, March 2013. doi:10.1117/12.2008485
  6. A. Bokov, D. Vatolin, A. Zachesov, A. Belous, and M. Erofeev,
    “Automatic detection of artifacts in converted S3D video,” [pdf]
    Proc. SPIE 9011, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXV,
    vol. 9011, pp. 901112-1–901112-14, March 2014. doi:10.1117/12.2054330

Reports overview


Stereo-analysis project description

Report 1 (S3D shooting quality analysis of 5 movies)

Release date: March 7, 2013

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Pages: 246;   Figures: 295

Film list:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife
  • Step Up 3D
  • Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage
  • Into the Deep

Film list:

  • Dolphin Tale
  • Drive Angry
  • Hugo
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Sanctum

Film list:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Green Lantern
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Report 4 (S3D shooting quality analysis of 5 movies)

Release date: October 1, 2013

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Pages: 301;   Figures: 402

Film list:

  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  • Pina
  • Step Up Revolution
  • Resident Evil 5: Retribution
  • The Amazing Spider-Man

Film list:

  • The Avengers
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Immortals
  • Wrath of the Titans

Report 6 (Stereo Window analysis of 10 movies)

Release date: September 10, 2014

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Pages: 415;   Figures: 455

Film list:

  • The Amazing Spiderman
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Dolphin Tale
  • Drive Angry
  • The Avengers
  • John Carter
  • G-Force
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Clash of the Titans

Report 7 (Stereo Window analysis of 10 movies)

Release date: October 22, 2014

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Pages: 333;   Figures: 348

Film list:

  • Pina
  • Step Up Revolution
  • Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Hugo
  • Immortals
  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  • Green Lantern
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Wrath of the Titans
  • Alice in Wonderland

Film list:

  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • The Avengers
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Drive Angry
  • Dolphin Tale
  • Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage
  • Green Lantern
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Hugo
  • Immortals
  • Into the Deep
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Pina
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife
  • Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Sanctum
  • Step Up 3D
  • Step Up Revolution
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Wrath of the Titans

Report 9 (Temporal Shift, Stuck-to-Background Objects, 2D to S3D conversion in Captured Films)

Release date: January 18, 2017

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Pages: 467;   Figures: 529

Over 100 films are in film list, including:

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
  • World War Z (2013)
  • Dredd (2012)
  • Thor (2011)
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
  • The Legend of Hercules (2014)
  • Men in Black 3 (2012)
  • Dial M for Murder (1954)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • The Last Airbender (2010)
  • TRON: Legacy (2010)
  • Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
  • The Great Gatsby (2013)
  • Pacific Rim (2013)
  • The Avengers (2012)

Report 10 (Overall analysis of 105 movies)

Approximate release date: 2nd-3rd quarter of 2017

The film list includes 105 movies


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Full report (366 pages) is absolutely free but download is available only for industry professionals (due to publication of real mistakes in the post-production process).

To download the report, please fill-in the request form.
You will get the download link for all reports (Reports #1–8) via e-mail.

All materials in this evaluation are used for research purposes and in accordance with Fair Use conditions. This evaluation is not published widely, but it is available for free under a subscription for stereoscopy and cinema technology professionals.


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