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Postproduction tool for Auto-Stereoscopic displays

At IBC 2009 in Amsterdam, the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin presents a technology for the conversion of stereo-quality film material for auto-stereoscopic 3D displays.

Scientists at the Image Processing department of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute have developed a depth-based production format in which special algorithms attach a pixel exact depth map to each stereo image. Depth image-based rendering (DIBR) techniques are then used to generate the missing perspectives. In the simplest cases, the additional depth is automatically generated, while in more difficult situations it can be helpful to support the automated process through suitable adaptation of the parameters or to manually rectify particularly critical spots. Read the press release on OpenPR.


Fraunhofer 3D camera assist tool

According to a Fraunhofer press release, FHG-HHI is presenting at IBC in Amsterdam  a stereoscopic analyzer called STAN.This hardware-software combination supports camera operators and production teams in the shooting and processing of 3D film material.

See demonstrations of STAN at IBC 2009, Hall 8, Booth C81.Read the P.R. here on OpenPR.


Black Magic Design acquires Da Vinci

Blackmagic Design today announced the purchase of all assets of DaVinci Systems LLC. This purchase means Blackmagic Design will now offer DaVinci Resolve DI color correction systems and DaVinci Revival film restoration products for sale worldwide. DaVinci Resolve works with stereoscopic 3D and 4K.

Read the Reuters annoucement here.

A new 3D codec from Magnum Semiconductor

DXTPro is the name of this new codec availalble in volume since September 2009. Magnum offers its flexible powerful multi-core media-processor DXTPro architecture for implementations of 3D solutions in the broadcast infrastructure and at home.

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