Networking

The Role of Block Matching Algorithm in Stereo Image Compression

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Executive Summary

3D stereo images are acquired by simulating human's eyesight effect upon observing objects through two horizontally separated perspectives. Correspondingly, two frames are resulted for one 3-D image, labelled as left frame and right frame. If these two frames are to be transmitted with the idea of reconstructing the 3D image at the receiver end, the authors would need double the bandwidth required for monocular image transmission. Therefore, data compression is necessary. The left and right views that comprise a 3D-stereoscopic image pair or motion stream pair are obviously very similar.

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