Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Depth Augmented Omnidirectional Stereo for 6-DoF VR Photography

Depth Augmented Omnidirectional Stereo for 6-DoF VR Photography

We present an end-to-end pipeline that enables experiencing head-motion parallax for omnidirectional stereo (ODS) panoramas. Based on an ODS panorama containing a left and right eye view, our method estimates dense horizontal disparity fields between the stereo image pair. From this, we calculate a depth augmented stereo panorama (DASP) by explicitly reconstructing the viewing circle corresponding to the ODS representation. The generated DASP representation supports motion parallax within the ODS viewing circle. Our approach operates directly on existing ODS panoramas. The experiments indicate the robustness and versatility of our approach on multiple real-world ODS panoramas.

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Author(s):Tobias Bertel, Moritz Mühlhausen, Moritz Kappel, Paul Maximilian Bittner, Christian Richardt, Marcus Magnor
Published:May 2020
Type:Article in conference proceedings
Book:Proc. IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) Workshop (IEEE)
DOI: 10.1109/VRW50115.2020.00181
Presented at:IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) 2020
Project(s): Parallax Panorama Video  Immersive Digital Reality 

  title = {Depth Augmented Omnidirectional Stereo for 6-DoF {VR} Photography},
  author = {Bertel, Tobias and M{\"u}hlhausen, Moritz and Kappel, Moritz and Bittner, Paul Maximilian and Richardt, Christian and Magnor, Marcus},
  booktitle = {Proc. {IEEE} Virtual Reality ({VR}) Workshop},
  isbn = {978-1-7281-6532-5},
  doi = { 10.1109/{VRW}50115.2020.00181},
  pages = {660--661},
  month = {May},
  year = {2020}