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Fraunhofer IIS Introduces Light-Field Plug-In Suite for The Foundry’s Nuke

Erlangen/Amsterdam, NL, September 9, 2015 – IBC, Hall 8, Booth B.80: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS today at IBC demos the integration of its light-field plug-in suite in The Foundry’s Nuke. The integration provides professionals with an easy-to-use tool to meet the rapidly growing need for processing multi-camera data in today’s professional film sets. Fraunhofer IIS´ light-field technology enables professionals to take advantage of multi- camera array data based on a single shot in post-production to provide advanced editing, special effects and other creative possibilities previously only possible with CGI.

Fraunhofer IIS Unveils First Customer and Introduces Licensing Model for Lici®codec

Erlangen, Germany/Amsterdam NL, September 8, 2015 – IBC, hall 8, booth B.80: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS at IBC demos the first product implementation of its light weight codec Lici®. Used within keyboard/ video/mouse (KVM) solutions, the demo will be showcased with partners IHSE GmbH and Viscon GmbH as part of the new IBC Content Everywhere Technology in Action Theater. Fraunhofer IIS now introduces its licensing model for all suppliers and manufacturers of professional equipment including camera applications and Video over IP.

Real-time Video Production: Fraunhofer IIS Introduces the World's Fastest Portable Multi-Camera System at the IBC

Erlangen/Amsterdam, September 2, 2015 – IBC, hall 8, booth B 80: At the 2015 International Broadcasting Convention, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is introducing HIGGS, the world's fastest portable multi-camera system for live video productions. HIGGS supports up to five portable cameras and features an easy-to-use app including a flexible video editor. Video footage can be broadcasted to all major Content Distribution Networks in real time.

Fraunhofer IIS announces integration of its lightweight coding technology into IHSE KVM extender

Erlangen, Germany/Las Vegas, USA, April 13, 2015 – NAB Show 2015, center hall, booth C 8931: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS announces the integration of its lightweight coding technology LICI into the KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extender of its partner IHSE GmbH, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced KVM devices. LICI enables video transmission over data lines with limited bandwidth without frame drops or sacrificing quality.

Fraunhofer IIS presents an intelligent sensor for anonymous video analysis at the MWC in Barcelona

Erlangen/Barcelona, February 27, 2015 – Mobile World Congress, Hall 7, Exhibit Booth 7G31: At the Mobile World Congress MWC being held on March 2–5, 2015, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will premier an intelligent sensor for carrying out anonymous video analyses. Referred to as AVARD (Anonymous Video Analytics for Retail and Digital Signage), the system does not transmit video sequences and instead sends only anonymous metadata. The system will be certified through an independent and transparent evaluation and validation process to ensure compliance with European data privacy and security regulations. AVARD is designed for analyzing customer behavior and can be used with digital advertising platforms or in retail stores.



Fraunhofer IIS at VISION trade fair to showcase powerful image processing platform and polarization camera for measuring stress in glass products

Erlangen, October 21, 2014 – VISION booth 1G42: VISION is the world’s leading trade fair for image processing and will be held in Stuttgart November 4-6, 2014. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will be showcasing two pioneering products there: the Vempire® embedded platform and the POLKA polarization camera. Both technologies are robust, capable and suited to a range of applications – meaning they can give companies in industry the critical competitive edge they need.

Novel Polarization Camera by Fraunhofer IIS for Glass Inspection at glasstec Trade Fair

Erlangen, Germany, October 9, 2014 – glasstec booth 14/E39: Optische Prüfsysteme Dr. Günther and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS present their glass bottle inspection system „BMF-5C Bottom and mouth rim inspection system“ at the glasstec fair from October 21–24 in Düsseldorf. A crucial component of the system is a development by Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen – the polarization camera POLKA that measures glass stresses in bottles in real time.

Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Presents New Plug-In for the Post-Production of Light-Field Data for Avid Media Composer

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 12, 2014: IBC stand 8.B80 – The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, is presenting a new light-field software plug-in for Avid Media Composer®, developed by Fraunhofer IIS, at IBC 2014.

Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Introduces the Integration of IMF in its New easyDCP 3.0 Version at IBC 2014

Amsterdam, September 12, 2014: IBC stand 8.B80 – The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, is presenting easyDCP 3.0 at IBC 2014. Developed by Fraunhofer IIS, in addition to improved user guidance with enhanced drag & drop, this new version includes support for the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) format and significant advances in creating and checking subtitles.

A visionary world premier: Fraunhofer IIS presents world's first emotion detection app on Google Glass

Erlangen, Germany, August 27, 2014: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has adapted its SHORE™ real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass, the first app of its kind. With the aid of Glass’ integrated camera, the app detects people’s faces and determines their emotions by analyzing their facial expressions. The so-called Glassware (Google Glass app) simultaneously gauges the person's age or detects their gender among other things, but it cannot determine their identity. All calculations are performed in real-time by the CPU integrated in the eyewear. The image data never leaves the device.


Integration of the Fraunhofer IIS DCP Software easyDCP with Quantel’s Post Production Environment

September 13, 2013: The Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Quantel announce at IBC 2013 their cooperation to innovate and facilitate the workflow for content creation in the field of DCP-generation directly in the Quantel post production environment. Dedicated to enable new creative tools and make the process more cost-effective for post production houses, the easyDCP Plug-ins from Fraunhofer IIS will be available in the latest version of Quantel’s Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system as well as Pablo, iQ and eQ systems.

Fraunhofer to Launch Advanced HDR Camera Technologies at IBC 2013

September 9, 2013: Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announces its Department of Moving Picture Technologies to unveil new innovative camera and acquisition technologies for high dynamic range video (HDR) at IBC. The Institute is introducing two different ways for HDR imaging: a specialized HDR camera and new camera array to provide brilliant HDR images for the most challenging lighting conditions on set.

Blackmagic Design integrates Fraunhofer IIS easyDCP software in postproduction suite DaVinci Resolve 10

April 8, 2013: Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Blackmagic Design just announced their cooperation to enhance the post production software DaVinci Resolve at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Plug-ins for the generation and play-out of digital cinema packages (DCP) – well-known from the easyDCP software developed by Fraunhofer scientists – will be available for the next release of DaVinci Resolve 10. Blackmagic Design and Fraunhofer IIS will be presenting the solution on NAB at the Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Cinema booth, Center Hall (Bavarian Pavilion) C7843, and at Blackmagic Design, South Hall SL218.

The Department of Moving Picture Technologies of Fraunhofer IIS Delivers First Camera with Single Shot, Non-Regular Sampling Method for High Dynamic Range Video

April 8, 2013: Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announces the first camera with single shot, non-regular sampling method for high dynamic range (HDR) video. The new method delivers the latest innovation in HDR image and video recording, enabling users to leverage the full dynamic range of a captured scene in the post production process.

The Department of Moving Picture Technologies of Fraunhofer IIS Debuts New Camera Array For Next Generation Film and Video Production

April 8, 2013: The Department of Moving Picture Technologies of Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announces the launch of its new camera array for next generation film and video experiences. With its enhanced flexibility, the array enables the use of new creative methods including multi-view, high dynamic range (HDR), high frame rate (HFR) and lightfield capturing.

Berlinale 2013 Once Again Makes Use of Fraunhofer IIS’s Digital Film Format Know-How

Feb 18, 2013: February 7 saw the curtain rise once more on what is now the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, which has brought together filmmakers from all around the world to show 890 films across a variety of categories to 250 000 film lovers. For the second time Fraunhofer IIS is the go-to technical expert, as the global tally of digital cinemas rises, more and more festival entries are being submitted in the digital cinema film format. To help, scientists from Fraunhofer IIS are putting their expertise at the Berlinale’s disposal to assist in technical quality control, so that every submission can enjoy its moment of glory up on the big screen.


Fraunhofer IIS Introduces IMF Software Components for File-Based Workflows at IBC 2012

Press Release 07.09.2012: New IMF packaging, play back and multiformat-transcoding components simplify workflow and decrease media production costs

Fraunhofer IIS Low Complexity Codec Enables Trans­mission of High-Resolution Video Regardless of Bandwidth Limitations

Press Release 07.09.2012: Vast amounts of high-resolution images mean vast amounts of data: The Low Complexity Codec developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS flexibly adapts streams of image data to the available infrastructure and bandwidth without sacrificing high resolution or dynamic range

Mini-camera with maxi-brainpower

Press Release 21.08.2012: Torrential rapids, plunging mud holes and soaring hurdles: in the outdoor competitions at the Olympic Games, athletes pushed themselves to the limit. But it’s hard to depict this in pictures alone. This is why researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS created an intelligent camera that instantly delivers additional metadata, such as acceleration, temperature or heart rate. The new INCA can be seen at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam from September 7 - 10 (Hall 8, Booth B80).

GfK EMO Scan Wins 2012 German ­Innovation in Market Research Award

Press Release 18.07.2012: A joint R&D project conducted by GfK Verein and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS with support from the University of Geneva has seen the ­development of a piece of innovative software for measuring advertising effectiveness. The software, called EMO Scan, makes it possible to objectively assess study participants‘ emotional responses based on their facial expressions. Using the method requires no special hardware or operator training. The software has won the 2012 German Innovation in ­Market Research Award.

Digital Film Technology Integrates Fraunhofer IIS’s easyDCP Post Production Software

Press Release 16.04.2012: easyDCP allows for easy generation and play-out of digital cinema packages and offers a high quality, cost-effect way to create a variety of distribution formats. Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, announces today its partnership with Digital Film Technology (DFT), the supplier of professional solutions for postproduction, motion picture and TV industries. The new partnership integrates Fraunhofer IIS’s easyDCP into DFT’s FLEXXITY workflow, providing a more cost-effective way to create digital cinema packages (DCP) as a master format.

Fraunhofer IIS Supports “European Film Gateway EFG1914” Project to Preserve Cultural Film Heritage

Press Release 12.04.2012: The Erlangen based Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS partners in the project European Film Gateway EFG1914. The institute provides technical and scientific expertise on digitizing film material and photographs from and about World War I to create a wide availability of the collection. Since the project’s kick-off in February 2012, 20 European film archives as well as five businesses and research institutions have been cooperating in digitizing up to 650 selected hours of film and about 500,000 photos, film posters, censorship material etc. from the period. The digital collection will be made available to the public.

Energy-efficient, Smart, Networked – Innovative Embedded Systems Heading for Success

Press Release 27.02.2012: Mobile, energy-efficient solutions with great flexibility in adapting to new requirements and changing ambient conditions pose challenges for the design and development of embedded systems. At the embedded world fair 2012 in Nuremberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS features new generation solutions and results: guaranteeing self-sufficient, long-term operation of embedded sensors and wireless communications technology based on energy harvesting technologies or intelligent energy concepts.

Berlinale Relies on Fraunhofer IIS Expertise to Test Digital Film Formats

Press Release 06.02.2012: According to the latest market analysis more than half of all worldwide movie screens have been converted to digital cinema. Especially for smaller post-production houses, mastering DCPs (digital cinema packages) can be a challenge. In order to have all movies ready for screening on February 9th for the opening of the Berlin International Film Festival, called Berlinale, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS supports the technical quality control of all submissions of data media and movies in the DCP format.Datenträger und Filme im DCP-Format.


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