Depth charts of the slideshows. (a) The depth chart of original (blue curve) and reordered (red curve) image sequences with ROI. (b) The image sequence reordered using ROI. (c) The original sequence. (e) The sequence reordered using JSD. (d) The depth brackets of the original sequence. (f) The depth brackets of the reordered sequence (e).


This project introduces 3D cinematography principles to the field of multimedia and illustrates their usage in stereoscopic media processing applications. These principles include (1) maintaining coordination among views, (2) having a continuous depth chart, (3) placing rest areas between strong 3D shots, (4) using a shallow depth of field for shots with excessive depth brackets, and (5) being careful about the stereoscopic window. Taking these principles into account, we propose designs for stereoscopic extensions of two popular 2D media applications - video stabilization and photo slideshow - to provide a better 3D viewing experience. User studies show that by incorporating 3D cinematography principles, the proposed methods yield more comfortable and enjoyable 3D viewing experiences than those delivered using naive extensions of conventional 2D methods.


Download the pdf file Papers:
full paper (18MB), published in ACM MM 2011
short paper and poster, published in ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Poster

stabilization videos (88MB)
slideshow videos (115MB)

slides (120MB)


Chun-Wei Liu, Tz-Huan Huang, Ming-Hsu Chang, Ken-Yi Lee, Chia-Kai Liang and Yung-Yu Chuang. 3D cinematography principles and their applications to stereoscopic media processing. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM international conference on Multimedia (MM '11), pp. 253-262, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, November 2011.