The 3FLEX project aims to define and develop a new advanced workflow for flexible 2D and multiview video production capable to deal with and take advantage of the Video + Depth content approach and to develop the building blocks to implement it. This workflow enhances current 2D and 3D production workflows, and regarding the 2D to 3D conversion processes promises further cost savings and further improvements in terms of production efficiency and workflow automation.
The implementation of the new 3FLEX workflow requires the development of the tools and pieces that cover most of the process: adaptation to the supplementary data in the image ingest and the pre-processing architectures, development of new image + depth channel retouch and processing tools and adaptation of existing post-production tools in order to take advantage of the existing depth channel. These 3FLEX tools necessary to complete the new workflow will be delivered as plugins and upgrades, adding value and functionalities to established post-production platforms. The 3FLEX outcomes will be tested in an experimental production and showcased by academic and industrial partners in research and commercial forums.