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Taking Measure of 2009.
By Stephen P. Atwood

Industry News

Guest Editorial

Measure the Right Thing the Right Way.
By Thomas G. Fiske

President's Corner

The Information Display Society - What's in a Name?
By Paul Drzaic

Characterizing Autostereoscopic 3-D Displays

The display industry is currently lacking standardized measurement methods for 3-D displays, thus the reported results from measurements may not always be comparable. A standardized methodology is needed, and the metrology and the metrics have to be defined without bias with regards to any particular stereo technology. Several ways of characterizing autostereoscopic displays are explored in this article.
By Marja Salmimaa and Toni Järvenpää

Perception of 3-D Layout in Stereo Displays

As stereoscopic displays become more commonplace, it is more important than ever for those displays to create a faithful impression of the 3-D structure of the object or scene being portrayed. This article reviews current research on the ability of a viewer to perceive the 3-D layout specified by a stereo display.
By Martin S. Banks, Robert T. Held, and Ahna R. Girshick

Metrics for Local-Dimming Artifacts in High-Dynamic-Range LCDs

Local-dimming LCDs exhibit qualities and artifacts that cannot be captured by common performance metrics. In this article, robust and meaningful metrics are introduced for the static- and motion-halo artifacts, and good agreement with psychophysical experiments is shown.
By Anders Ballestad, Thomas Wan, Hiroe Li, and Helge Seetzen

Character Contrast

It is extremely difficult to accurately measure the contrast of a dark character on a light display. This article describes various ways to approach this problem.
By Edward F. Kelley

To Calibrate, or Not to Calibrate?

HDTV calibration services are a profitable up-sell for retailers. Do consumers really care about or need them?
By Pete Putman

Journal of the SID Preview

Selected papers appearing in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of the SID are previewed.
By Aris Silzars

SID News: Remembering Chuck Pearson

On November 28, 2008, the SID community lost a much loved and respected colleague.
By Dr. Peter Smith