Sunday, March 26th, 2017

September 2016 – Fraunhofer Institute from Germany released several advancements that have come from their commercial R&D activities at the IBC show in Amsterdam. There were three (3) main areas of the announcements at the show – those related to VR, those related to light field and those related to their easyDCP Software Suite. The [...]

April 2016 – Fraunhofer Research was showing off multiple projects and research results. The highlight areas were progress in their lightfield processing to support motion pictures rather than stils, the VR Omnicam system for either 360 video or VR applications, and their spatial surround sound audio. At the show they released the production version of [...]

April 2015 – At NAB 2015, we met with Fredrick Zilly of Fraunhofer of Germany on the directions and advanced technology in the imaging area. As a followup to the demonstrations of NAB 2014 that were centered on light field imaging for still photos, this year the technology shown was advanced to video image processing. [...]

October 10, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—Fraunhofer IIS and their partners techicolor and Qualcomm have released the latest specification and standard for sound. The standard is gearing up for the more immersive 4k and 8k TVs and cinema productions. The new standard changes sound from a baked-in mix to a 2-D output format [...]

February 4, 2013, Electronic Imaging Conference, Burlingame, CA—Alexander Oberdorster from the Fraunhofer Institute of Optics stated the need for adaptive optics in a plenoptic camera. This concept seems counter-intuitive, since these types of cameras are supposed to allow changing focus and depth of field in post processing. The reason for the adaptation is the nature [...]

January 2013 – With the rising focus on sound in the consumer devices, we decided to stop in and see what was new at Fraunhofer IIS from Germany when were were at CES this year. Fraunhofer, best known as the inventor of the MP3 format rolled out two major announcement at the show. These announcements [...]

 NAB, Las Vegas—We met with Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Cinema and talked about the research organization and its work in next generation technologies for video. The organization has an international presence with the main research facilities in Germany, in Erlangen, Berlin, and Ilmenau. Other facilities are in the US and in Asia. The four main institutes [...]