Nowadays, the three-dimensional broadcasting has been increasingly gaining
ground in newscast and entertainment. This is popular, because you feel the events
takes place around you and you may become part of the story, thanks to the 3D
visualization. It is obvious that the future of television lies in this.
The two eyes see two different images and that provides the stereophonic
experience. Since we need to transmit two pictures at the same time, using the same
bandwidth, the images can be transferred only with half the resolution. Therefore it is
difficult to broadcast three-dimensional videos in high-definition quality.
The goal of the thesis is to expand the possibilities of the 3D broadcasting with
an FPGA system. My purpose was to implement a tool, which allows transferring
pictures in HD quality without greatly increasing the bandwidth. Within the confines of
this thesis, I have realised a soft-core processor implemented on FPGA, which executes
an MPEG-2 decoder program. I will present detailed description of the realization of
the processor and the interfaces. I will introduce the development environment I used
as well as the operation of the C source of the MPEG-2 decoder. The main aim of this
work is to get acquainted with the FPGA environment and the video codecs, which
helps me to continue my work on 3D broadcasting.