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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-019-01-0078


Model-Driven Framework for Design and Production of Low-Budget Stereoscopic TV Content

Aleksandar Spasić (College of Professional Studies for Pre-School Teachers, Serbia)

Dragan Janković (University of Nis, Serbia)

Abstract: Three-dimensional television (3D TV) is expected by many to be the next step in the advancement of television. Due to significant financial exhaustion during the process of transition from analogue to digital production, low-budget broadcasters are not in the position to invest in a new 3D system. This paper proposes one model-driven framework approach to 3D TV production system applicable to and suitable for low-budget broadcasters. The target of the project is to define one of the possible scenarios for applying stereoscopic 3D technologies to low-budget TV production. 3D TV content production chain is described in the first step of the project. 3D TV production workflow is proposed in the second step. This step has two parts: the analyses of the production stages and their integral processes, and the definition of a problem space model which is suitable for low-budget 3D TV production. The preproduction, production and postproduction phases of a low-budget 3D TV production are described during the analyses of 3D TV content production workflow. The UML is used as a modelling tool. The behavioural description of a program production is modelled by the Use Case diagram. A state machine diagram is used to describe the dynamic behavioral representation and the life cycle of a 3D content. The flow and dependencies in 3D workflow are modelled by using the activity diagrams. The structural static representation (domain model) is presented by a class diagram.

Keywords: 3D TV production, Computing Independent Model (CIM), Model of Problem Space (MOPS), Software Intensive System of 3D Television Production

Categories: D.2.1, D.2.9, H.1.0, H.4.0, K.6.1, K.6.4