The Free Viewpoint Video (FVV) technology is the new generation of 3D videos. The main advantage of this technology is that the user can change the view real-time, interactively. It requires a scene recorded by a multi-camera system. When the user is changing the view and thus passing over from one camera’s image to another, the transition between two cameras should be continuous, therefore it is needed to generate virtual viewpoints by the system.
There are no devices commercially released yet, which would demonstrate this technology in its final state, but without seeing the result, the videos made by this technology can be analyzed in many ways, knowing the exact specifications of the Free Viewpoint Video technology. Even though there are only conceptional devices to display these type of videos, there are softwares to generate virtual viewpoints and depth images as well.
In this paper I will examine those parameters, which significantly affect the image quality of the video and the fault-tolerancy during data transmission will be analyzed as well.