This fall, the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute HHI will show an exciting short film that presents the newest developments in the area of video panoramic production and projection. An expert team of Fraunhofer HHI researchers, led by Christian Weissig, have been working since 2009 on techniques to create and present video panoramic productions as realistically as possible. The results of this work will be clearly presented in the roughly six minute long film.
The TiME Lab (Tomorrow's immersive Media Experience Lab), part of the Fraunhofer HHI, uses an optimally configured projection system and an object-based 3D sound system based on wave field synthesis to create an immersive spatial and auditory sensory experience. With its curved projection screen, the 180° panoramic cinema is able to overcome the boundary between what we see and what we have seen.
Developed at the Fraunhofer HHI, the multi-camera system OmniCam-360 allows for the creation of 360° panoramic videos. Thanks to a custom developed real-time stitching engine, these videos can now be transferred in real time onto tablets, smartphones and VR glasses.
The short film, produced together with InnoVisions, illustrates not only the technical components of the innovative developments of TiME Lab and the OmniCam-360. Standing in the foreground is the unparalleled audio-visual experience, which excites all who see it. The 180° panorama documentary “PLAYING THE SPACE”, which celebrated its premiere in February 2015, serves as an example of this technology. Numerous additional productions, created at the Fraunhofer HHI in cooperation with prestigious partners from the arts, culture and industry, demonstrate the potential of this video technology.
The recording of sporting events and the broadcast possibilities for various concerts and events create enthusiasm and underline the versatility of the systems.