A Tutorial on Immersive Video Delivery: From Omnidirectional Video to Holography

Jeroen van der Hooft, Hadi Amirpour, Maria Torres Vega, Yago Sanchez, Raimund Schatz, Thomas Schierl, Christian Timmerer

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Video services are evolving from traditional two-dimensional video to virtual reality and holograms, which offer six degrees of freedom to users, enabling them to freely move around in a scene and change focus as desired. However, this increase in freedom translates into stringent requirements in terms of ultra-high bandwidth (in the order of Gigabits per second) and minimal latency (in the order of milliseconds). To realize such immersive services, the network transport, as well as the video representation and encoding, have to be fundamentally enhanced. The purpose of this tutorial article is to provide an elaborate introduction to the creation, streaming, and evaluation of immersive video. Moreover, it aims to provide lessons learned and to point at promising research paths to enable truly interactive immersive video applications toward holography.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1336-1375
Number of pages40
JournalIEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2023

Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Experience Measurement


  • Immersive video delivery
  • 3DoF
  • 6DoF
  • omnidirectional video
  • volumetric video
  • point clouds
  • meshes
  • light fields
  • holography
  • end-to-end systems


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