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.


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.

June 24, 2014

HEVC decoder acquired by Fluendo

Multimedia company chose IP's HEVC 4K Real-time Software Decoder in order to extend high-efficiency video coding support to its media player ONEPLAY.

May 26, 2014

First live UHD full end-to-end test

Fraunhofer HHI's HEVC Real-time Software Encoder has been used for broadcasting a live football match worldwide via satellite in Ultra HD (4K) for the first time worldwide.

May 23, 2014

Member of Fraunhofer Vision

Fraunhofer HHI's Image Processing department is a new partner of the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance.

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