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.


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.

July 14, 2014

OmniCam-360 at FIFA World Cup Final

The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Production of the Final Match pioneered a 360-degree viewing experience thanks to the panoramic, Ultra HD OmniCam.

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


June 11, 2014

IFA 2014

Berlin | September 5-10, 2014

June 12, 2014

IBC 2014

Amsterdam | September 12-16, 2014