Moving Picture Technologies

The Department Moving Picture Technologies develops new innovative imaging systems and procedures based on High Dynamic Range (HDR), Lightfield- and 3D capturing methods. Main application areas are the motion picture and TV industry, but also other areas will be covered. The algorithms will be used to extend technical and creative opportunities on the set and in the postproduction.

Well known software developments will be used e.g. for creation, play back and control of Digital Cinema Packages. Actual and future extensions will work for 3D distribution packages, IMF Interoperable Master Format/Package, multi-format mastering or archiving of media content. The department is well connected to other organizations and associations and is working in several international standardization organizations.


Digital Cinema and Post-Production

easyDCP Software Suite

Mastering digital cinema packages requires a lot of expertise and know-how. The engineers of the Fraunhofer IIS developed a DCP mastering and playback software called easyDCP that makes the creation process of a 2D/3D DCP, the packaging and the quality control very easy to handle by a graphical user interface.


Computational Imaging

Light-field and Multi-Camera Data Processing

New ways for image acquisition like working and processing of multi-camera data and light-field data are main aspect of the research and developments in this area.

Research Area

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Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Media

The cooperation of Fraunhofer-Institutes within the Alliance Digital Media provides innovative solutions and products for the digital age of motion picture. We provide technological innovations for the whole Digital Cinema workflow, for 3D viewing and sound experience, for multi-platform distribution. Benefit from our expertise in research and development as well as in standardization. In the Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Media four institutes are working together to develop key components for a complete digital cinema workflow and for multi-format and multi-platform content creation and distribution. The institutes offer research and development in the areas of production (camera and storage), audio systems, data compression, post processing, transmission, projection, distribution and digital archiving. As an one-stop competence center for digital cinema we provide for our customers scientific know-how and the development of solutions that can be integrated in workflows and optimize process steps. Coordinator and spokesman: Fraunhofer IIS; Member institutes: Fraunhofer HHI, IDMT, FOKUS.