3D Video

There have been recent queries on 3D video technologies.    Currently the MPEG standards body has created an amendment to the H.264 (AVC) video standard, approved June 2009, called Multiview Video Coding.

The amendment covers:

  • Stereoscopy
  • Multi-view
  • Free viewpoint

The MPEG H.264/AVC MVC amendment is backwards compatible to older technologies & MPEG-4/H.264 implementations that do not support 3D display capabilities.

Nokia Research is hosting the reference source code and corresponding standards drafts.

I am currently working with the above references, Fedora 13 OS platform. To date, the open source x264 project, part of VideoLan, emulating H.264 streams, does not support the MVC amendment.