We are engaged in research on spatial imaging, which utilizes 3D TV, AR and VR technologies to bring a more realistic feel and a highly immersive viewing experience. We are working on 3D TV spatial imaging reproduction in order to enjoy natural 3D images without the use of special glasses, as well as on services and new visual presentations using AR and VR technologies.
3D Imaging Technology
In order to achieve 3D TV spatial imaging reproduction, we are engaged in research on 3D images that can be seen even when moving in the horizontal and vertical directions. To improve the quality of 3D images, we are developing shooting techniques using multiple cameras and display technologies using high-density light field reproduction, as well as 3D image presentation technologies.
3D Imaging Device Technology
We are developing high-speed and high-density display devices to create high-quality displays of 3D motion images. We are aiming to realize an high-speed optical phased array to extend the depth range and viewing zone of the integral 3D image, and a spin spatial light modulator (spin SLM) to display holographic images with a wide viewing zone.
AR and VR Technology
Using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), we are engaged in research on broadcasting service technologies that lead to new user experiences for viewers. We study new TV viewing styles using AR technology and new services using high-definition VR images.
Program Production Technology with New Visual Presentation
We are engaged in research on analyzing and visualizing subject movement using video feed from multi-viewpoint cameras and sensor information in order to effectively produce more engaging and understandable video content for sports and other live broadcast programs.