Geometrical design concept for panoramic 3D video acquisition
The paper presents a new geometrical concept of an omnidirectional and omni-stereoscopic multi-camera system. With such a system, 3D video panoramas can be captured and displayed at cylindrical 3D projection systems. The presented concept can be considered as an approximate solution of the well-known concentric mosaics that are defined as a sub-set of the plenoptic function. The paper discusses the geometrical relationship to the ideal case, while taking practical constraints for a real-working acquisition set-up into account.