Abstract: With the recent development of 3D multimedia/display technology and the increasing demand for realistic multimedia, 3D video has gained more attention as one of the most dominant video formats with a variety of application such as 3-dimentional TV or Free view point. In 3D video processing, depth video coding is very essential. In depth coding, the object boundaries are hard to compress and severely affect the rendering quality since they are sensitive to coding errors. A depth boundary reconstruction filters is used and utilize it as an in-loop filter to code the depth video. The proposed depth boundary reconstruction filter is useful for efficient depth coding as well as high-quality rendering.

Keywords: Depth video, 2D video, LoG, Sobel Operator.