The Image Processing (IP) research department contributes in the fields of efficient signal processing and compression methods, adaptation of coding schemes to transmission protocols and methods, implementation of hard- and software components, development of interactive services and applications based front edge technologies, integration of real and virtual worlds for immersive multimedia applications.


November 18, 2014

SMPTE Award 2014

Benjamin Bross, Heiko Schwarz and Detlev Marpe have been selected by the SMPTE as the recipients of the 2014 Journal Certificate of Merit for their article “The New High-Efficiency Video Coding Standard”, published in the May/June 2013 issue of the SMPTE.

September 24, 2014

Technology Lumière Awards

The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society has given two Technology Lumière Awards to Fraunhofer HHI for its Trifocal Camera System (together with Disney and ARRI) and STAN.

September 18, 2014

IBC2014 Judges' Prize

The Judges’ Prize – one of IBC’s biggest awards – went to FIFA TV for its coverage of 2014’s World Cup in Brazil. As one of the 14 partners, Fraunhofer HHI has contributed with its 360˚ Ultra HD capture to FIFA TV's huge success.

September 04, 2014

Ultra HD demo channel

At IFA 2014, a new Ultra HD demo channel via satellite was launched, which is supported by Fraunhofer HHI's HEVC 4K Real-time Software Encoder.

Heads of Department

Dr.-Ing. Ralf Schäfer

Dr.-Ing. Ralf Schäfer

+49 30 31002-560
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wiegand

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wiegand

+49 30 31002-617


Andrea Semionyk

Andrea Semionyk

+49 30 31002-561
+49 30 31002-190