Efficient Multiplexing Scheme of Stereoscopic Video Sequences for Digital Broadcasting Services
This paper introduces a stereoscopic video broadcasting system that provides 3D visual service and has full backward compatibility with legacy Digital TeleVision (DTV) service in the same channel capacity. The proposed stereoscopic video broadcasting system in this paper is composed of both a hybrid codec and a multiplexer with a newly defined stereoscopic-related signaling method. In conclusion, the proposed method can be effectively applied for 3D broadcasting services without major changes in legacy broadcasting platforms. Recent developments in 3D digital technologies have helped current Digital TeleVision (DTV) services provide traditional 2D and 3D contents as post-HD broadcasting, which is creating a new emerging market in consumer electronics and 3D content.