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.


January 16, 2015

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) honors Dr. Detlev Marpe

World’s largest professional association for advancement of technology honors Fraunhofer HHI scientist Dr. Detlev Marpe.

Award winners: Oliver Schreer, Michael Reinhardt, Sascha Ebel, Wolfgang Waizenegger, Ingo Feldmann
December 22, 2014

Best paper of International Conference on 3D Imaging

At the awards ceremony of 3D Stereo MEDIA 2014, Sascha Ebel, Wolfgang Waizenegger, Michael Reinhardt, Oliver Schreer and Ingo Feldmann are honored for their paper "Visibility-Driven Patch Group Generation" for the International Conference on 3D Imaging.

HEVC 4K Real-time Software Encoder
December 19, 2014

Fraunhofer HHI technology enables broadcasting of the first live concert in 4K on television

On 20th December 2014, Sky and Astra Germany will broadcast a live concert of the German hip-hop band "Die Fantastischen Vier" – for the first time in Ultra High Definition quality (also called UHD or 4K). The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute will support the first broadcast in Ultra HD on...

December 03, 2014

The OmniCam-360 in action: Recording the Berlin Philharmonic’s Concert Marking the Fall of the Berlin Wall

After a series of productions, the camera has now been used to record the concert given by the Berlin Philharmonic on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Heads of Department

Dr.-Ing. Ralf Schäfer

Dr.-Ing. Ralf Schäfer

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wiegand

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wiegand

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Andrea Semionyk

Andrea Semionyk

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