Christian Weissig

Christian Weissig is head of the Capture & Display Systems group in the Vision and Imaging Technologies department. His R&D activities are related to the following keywords: omni-directional 2D & 3D video, ultra high resolution video panorama solutions in particular UHD acquisition and presentation systems, immersive media, virtual reality, 360 degree VR video.

For further details about his activities please check the subsections below.

Biography

Biography

Christian Weissig is the head of Capture & Display Systems Group at Fraunhofer HHI/ Vision & Imaging Technology Department. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in "Information Technology in Mechanical Engineering" from the Technical University of Berlin in 1998. After the employment as a visiting scientist he joined the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI in Berlin in 1999. Since then he has been involved in numerous German and European projects related to novel multimedia production technologies and services in the area of UHD and 3D.

Christian Weissig is member of the experts group "Film Technology" of the German "Society for Information Technology" (ITG). Within the HHI Christian Weissig is responsible for ultra high resolution video panorama solutions in particular UHD acquisition and presentation systems.

Since 2009 he led the build-up and development of the "Tomorrows immersive Media Experience Lab" (TiME-Lab) and the development of the omnidirectional panoramic video acquisition systems such as the OmniCam360. Christian Weissig is an expert for Virtual Reality (VR) and responsible for the VR-relevant activities within the Fraunhofer HHI.

Publications

Publications

Journal Papers

    2013

  • Oliver Schreer, Ingo Feldmann, Christian Weissig, Peter Kauff, and Ralf Schäfer:
    Ultrahigh-Resolution Panoramic Imaging for Format-Agnostic Video Production,
    Proceedings of IEEE, vol. 101, issue 1, pp. 99-114, January 2013, Invited Paper.

  • 2011

  • Ralf Schäfer, Peter Kauff, and Christian Weissig:
    Ultrahigh-Resolution Video as Basis of a Format Agnostic Production System,
    SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, vol. 120, no. 8, pp. 44-49, November/December 2011.

  • 2010

  • Christian Weissig, Peter Kauff, and Ralf Schäfer:
    TiME Lab - Eine experimentelle Plattform für immersive Medien und höchstauflösende Produktions- und Wiedergabetechniken,
    FKT Fachzeitschrift für Fernsehen, Film und elektronische Medien, no. 7, pp. 360 - 366, 2010.

  • 2007

  • Christoph Fehn, Christian Weissig, Ingo Feldmann, Marcus Müller, Peter Eisert, Peter Kauff and H. Bloß:
    Creation of High-Resolution Video Panoramas for Sport Events,
    International Journal of Semantic Computing (IJSC), vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 171-184, June 2007.

 

Conference Proceedings


    2016

  • Ralf Schäfer, Peter Kauff, and Christian Weissig:
    Virtual Reality: The Next Big Thing in Broadcast,
    Broadcast Asia 2016 Conference, Singapore, May 31 - June 3, 2016.
  • Ralf Schäfer, Peter Kauff, and Christian Weissig:
    The Potential of Panorama Technologies for Cultural Applications,
    Kultur und Informatik: Augmented Reality, Hrsg.: C. Busch, J. Sieck, Verlag Werner Hülsbusch, ISBN: 978-3-86488-103-9, pp. 17-28, 2016.

  • 2015

  • Ralf Schäfer, Peter Kauff, Robert Skupin, Yago Sanchez, and Christian Weissig:
    Interactive Streaming of Panorama and VR Worlds,
    Proceedings of International Broadcast Conference (IBC 2015), Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2015.

  • 2014

  • Christian Weissig, Arne Finn, Peter Kauff, and Ralf Schäfer:
    Interaktives Streaming von höchstaufgelösten Videopanoramen,
    26. FKTG-Tagung, Cologne, Germany, May 5-8, 2014.

  • 2012

  • Oliver Schreer, Peter Kauff, Peter Eisert, Christian Weissig, and Jean-Claude Rosenthal:
    Geometrical Design Concept for Panoramic 3D Video Acquisition,
    20th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2012), Bucharest, Romania, August 27-31, 2012.
  • Christian Weissig, Oliver Schreer, Peter Eisert, and Peter Kauff:
    The Ultimate Immersive Experience: Panoramic 3D Video Acquisition,
    18th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling, Klagenfurt, Austria, January 4-6, 2012.

  • 2010

  • Rene Rodigast and Christian Weissig:
    Räumlicher und bildbezogener Sound für 180 Grad Projektion,
    26. Tonmeistertagung – VDT International Convention, Congress Center Leipzig, Germany, November 2010.
  • Ralf Schäfer, Peter Kauff, and Christian Weissig:
    Ultra high resolution video production and display as basis of a format agnostic production system,
    Proceedings of International Broadcast Conference (IBC 2010), Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2010.

  • 2008

  • Ingo Feldmann, Peter Kauff, Ralf Schäfer, Joachim Schüssler, and Christian Weissig:
    Technologien für höchstauflösende Aufnahme- und Projektionssysteme,
    Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), annual conference, Munich, May 2008, in German.

  • 2007

  • Christoph Fehn, Christian Weissig, Ingo Feldmann, Marcus Müller, Peter Eisert, Peter Kauff, and H. Bloß:
    Erzeugung von hochaufgelösten Video-Panoramen für Sport-Events,
    Proceedings of 12th Dortmunder Fersehseminar (DFS), Dortmund, Germany, pp. 133-138, March 2007, in German.

  • 2006

  • Christoph Fehn, Christian Weissig, Ingo Feldmann, Marcus Müller, Peter Eisert, Peter Kauff, and H. Bloss:
    Creation of High Resolution Video Panoramas of Sports Events,
    Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2006), San Diego, USA, pp. 291-298, December 2006.

  • 2005

  • Christian Weissig, Ingo Feldmann, Joachim Schüssler, Ulrich Höfker, Peter Eisert, and Peter Kauff:
    A Modular High Resolution Multi-Projection System,
    Proceedings of 2nd Workshop on Immersive Communication and Broadcast Systems (ICOB 2005), Berlin, Germany, October 2005.

  • 2004

  • Ulrich Höfker, Peter Kauff, Ralf Schäfer, and Felix Schüssler Christian Weissig:
    Ein skalierbares Multi-Projektionssystem für sehr hochauflösende Planar-, Zylinder- und Dome-Projektionen,
    Tagungsband der 21. Jahrestagung der Fernseh- und Kinotechnischen Gesellschaft (FKTG), Koblenz, Germany, May 2004.

Talks and Tutorials

    2015

  • Ralf Schäfer and Christian Weissig:
    360° Camera Systems for VR Productions,
    Hands on VR-Workshop at 3IT, Berlin, Germany, November 16-18, 2015.

Patents

EP 2695385 Capturing panoramic or semi-panoramic 3D scenes