Snell's Mike Knee to Present 'Getting Machines to Watch 3D for You' at IBC 2011

Knee's Paper is One of Seven Chosen for Special IET Publication

Snell today announced that Mike Knee, the company's consultant engineer for research and development, has been chosen to make a technical presentation at the upcoming IBC2011 show in Amsterdam. On Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6pm CEST, Knee will present his paper, "Getting Machines to Watch 3D for You" in Room E102. Knee's paper was one of only seven selected to be printed in an Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) journal-style publication representing the best content to be presented at the IBC2011 conference.

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"The advantages of automatic monitoring of multiple television channels are well-known, but there are just not enough eyeballs for human operators to see what is going on. With the advent of stereoscopic 3D in mainstream television production and distribution, the need for automatic monitoring has become paramount since 3D viewing is even less conducive to manual monitoring," said Knee. "In this presentation, I will give a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of automatic monitoring possibilities for 3D, covering topics such as transport format, left/right channel identification, color mismatch between channels, vertical/horizontal disparities, time mismatch between channels, and inconsistencies between caption depth and content."

In his presentation, Knee will describe the significant algorithmic challenges involved in some 3D monitoring tasks, which require automated systems that can perform careful high-level analysis of picture content and of measured disparity. He will present the results of algorithm research into high-level automatic 3D monitoring challenges and the latest monitoring innovations designed to allow human eyes to enjoy the 3D experience without causing strain or injury.

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Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology and provides broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions to create, better manage, and streamline the distribution of content for today's multi-screen world. Snell provides the tools necessary to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to HDTV, stereoscopic 3D, and 3Gbps operations. Headquartered in the U.K., Snell serves more than 2,000 broadcasters, post facilities, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel.

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