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3DTV - Integrated Three-Dimensional Television - Capture, Transmission, and Display

A network of excellence for integration of European researchers have worked on all technical aspects of 3DTV, including capture, representation, transmission and display.


A visible, well coordinated and effective European research network of about 200 contributors from 19 institutions, working on different yet complementary aspects of 3DTV for achieving full scale three-dimensional visual signal handling capabilities,  has been operational for a long time. The network and its technical throughput have already gained worldwide visibility.

Main innovation

The project covered all aspects of 3DTV research. Many novel techniques emerged on different technical components of 3D visual science.


Established its governance structure and bodies; held many meetings; aligned its researchers' interests and partners' research facilities; completed many researcher exchanges; completed extensive surveys and technical reports on all aspects of 3DTV; published more than 160 papers related to its technical scope; prepared a graduate 3DTV course; conducted research on all technical aspects of 3DTV; organised the first 3DTV-CON ? a conference focusing on all aspects of 3DTV; prepared an end-to-end multi-view 3DTV video streamer demo.


More details
Administrative Details
  • The 48-month project started on 1 September 2004 and ended on 31 August 2008.
  • The EC contribution to the project activities has been of 6.15 million Euros.
List of Participants
  • Bilkent Üniversitesi, Turkey
  • Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH, Germany
  • Central Laboratory of Optical Storage and Processing of Information to Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • De Montfort University, United Kingdom
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • FogScreen Oy, Finland
  • Technische Universitaet Ilmenau, Germany
  • Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Centre For Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
  • Koç University, Turkey
  • Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Momentum Bilgisayar Yaz?l?m Dan??manl?k Ticaret A.?., Turkey
  • Max-Planck Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., represented by MPII, Germany
  • University of West Bohemia in Plzen, Czech Republic
  • Universitaet Hannover, Germany
  • Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
  • Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tübingen, Germany
  • The University Court of the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • Yo?urt Bilgisayar Teknolojileri Tic. Ltd. ?ti., Turkey
Contact Persons
Project Coordinator: Levent Onural
Email: (email removed)
Project Manager: Selami Atle
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Events in connection with 3DTV
  • 3DTV-Conference - The true vision - Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video, 7-9 May 2007, Kos, Greece.
  • Presentation at the European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantic and Digital Media Technologies - EWIMT 2004 , 25-26 November 2004, London, UK.