Module Title:   Stereoscopic 3D

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-4081D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Creative Technology)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Jon Purdy

Additional Tutor(s):   Ian Palmer

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To introduce, analyse and apply the principles and concepts behind 3D stereo images. This will include the techniques used for producing, projecting and displaying images in 3D. It will also cover the visual methods the brain and optical system use to determine the depth information in a 3D scene.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The theory and illustrative examples will be presented and developed in formal lectures and tutorials (LO1, 2a). Tutorial sheets and worked examples will be used in these sessions and solutions to practical problems will be provided where appropriate (LO2b). These will allow you to analyse problems in stereo projection and production (LO2a,2b,3b) and to demonstrate knowledge in the subject area (LO1).
Formative assignments encourage the on-going digestion of the material (LO3a), with the extent of the cumulative knowledge and skills acquired assessed through a coursework assignments and end of module examination (LO1,2a,2b,3a,3b,3c). Supplementary assessment will take form of the original assessment with changed specifications for the coursework assignment.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   170.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of the problems encountered in the theory and production of 3D stereoscopic images by completing structured laboratory classes and completing independent coursework.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

a) analyse and asses the requirements for a stereo projection b) and develop a well formed solution to a 3Dstereo production problem.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

a) learn and work independently with patience and persistence using good skills of organization and time-management, b) be adaptable with a highly-developed ability to assess problems from new areas logically through an analytical approach, c) write coherently and clearly communicate results.

  Coursework   30%
  Students will work on an individual coursework element
  Examination - closed book 2.00 70%
  2 hour closed book examination

Outline Syllabus:
Fundamentals of Stereoscopy: Visual requirements, optical depth indicators, parallax, occlusion, accommodation, convergence and binocular disparity.
Stereo image production methods, Multi-rig stereoscopic cameras, image separation and rendering.
Stereo image projection methods: Active e.g. shutter glasses, HMDs . Passive e.g. Polarization methods, anaglyphs. Auto-stereoscopy.
Technical requirements. Monitor refresh rate, polarising and colour filters. Polarising screens. Technical Limitations - image flicker, loss of colour information, loss of brightness.

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