This page has been created to document MPEG Z/Alpha, an MPEG2 video file extension for the storage of depth and transparency information.

Presentation, Examination talk

MSc thesis

For an overview of the format's inner workings, please read Gernot Ziegler's diploma thesis on this subject.

Videos

These movies, created with the TexMPEG library, show possible applications of the file format.

Video grab of realtime MPEG Z/Alpha viewer

Video grab of realtime MPEG Z/Alpha viewer (shows standard OpenGL rendering limitations for depth maps)

Relief texture merger of several images with depth maps (movie shows only merging of still RPF images)

Relief texture merger of several images with depth maps (movie shows only merging of still RPF images)

Overlaying of/Intersection with realtime graphics (movie shows only still images)

Background music by Lackluster (Can'O'lard: Jugglers and Can'o'Lard: Tardy) and Dennis Gustavsson aka Void Main (Artificial Intelligence). Thank you for the permission!

If you have any questions on MPEG Z/Alpha, feel free to mail to info@geofront.eu.