Technologies for Digital Cinema and Media

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Image Analysis

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Camera Technology

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High Dynamic Range for Moving Pictures

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Image and Signal Processing

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Light-field and Multi-Camera Acqusition and Processing

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Technologies

Digital media technology and innovative image processing and analysis methods are enabling developments that were inconceivable in the recent past. Our experts are technology visionaries and pioneers with a worldwide reputation for creating standards, innovations and products in these fields. That's reason enough to begin showcasing the first systems and solutions based on the next generation of technology.

Camera Technology

With technologies ranging from sensor control to professional, miniaturized 2D, 3D and multiview cameras featuring HD, HFR and HDR, we offer a wide range of systems and components for the movie and television industry, as well as for post-production and security technology applications.

Digital Cinema

Developments and technologies in the area of digital cinema are one focus of our R&D activities. This primarily involves participation in standards such as JPEG 2000 and MPEG, as well as the development and implementation of digital cinema standards in various products and applications. We also develop new post-production tools for creating, playing and encrypting digital cinema packages (DCP). Other developments include the creation and playback of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), a new exchange format designed for professional post-production applications.

HDR - High Dynamic Range

One of the major challenges of camera technology is ensuring quality images under extremely variable lighting conditions. Researchers in the Computational Imaging group are involved in developing HDR processes for moving picture recordings with the aim of capturing improved image material for real recordings.

Light-field Technology

Light-field technology significantly expands post-production creativity. Intelligent processing algorithms can be applied to calculate diverse recording enhancements, whether it's shifting the point of focus, virtual camera panning, modifying visual depths, creating depth maps or generating matrix or vertigo effects. This provides the opportunity to modify the image material as required in post-production long after it has been recorded.

Image Coding

An important aspect of the research activities in this area is our participation in the development of image codecs such as JPEG 2000, which form the basis for digital cinema standards. The functions and the creative opportunities afforded by these codecs are exploited for the purposes of processing high-resolution image data, thus enabling the movie and television industry to deploy new streamlined workflows in production, post-production and distribution.

Image and Signal Processing

In the area of Image and Signal Processing, we focus on designing high-performance embedded platforms for 3D data analysis, sensor fusion and endoscopic applications. Our hardware solutions can be counted on to trigger impulses in innovation in various market segments such as industrial image processing and security and medical technologies.

Image Analysis

Our processes for object recognition, object analysis and calibration address the needs of a broad range of applications, including market research effectiveness through the SHORE™ software library, streamlined teleconference software enhancements and image optimization solutions designed for movie and television camera systems.