Trends and Technologies in Digital Media - Version 6

Trends and Technologies in Digital Media 2017

Trends and Technologies in Digital Media 2017

In a time when FullHD resolution has become the basis for TV consumption, and even smartphones have the processing power of a computer, the question arises as to how technology can continue to improve media consumption.

Broadly speaking, there are three aspects:
- the transition to “all-IP” technology, i.e. all digital data will be exchanged and transmitted via Internet protocols, allowing for more efficient production and timely rollout to the consumer;
- ubiquitous media consumption independent of the device and the location of consumption; and
- the increase in immersiveness due to new image and sound quality – entering virtual worlds promises new experiences.

This is reflected in the development of new codecs that not only allow for optimized production workflows, but can also transmit content with additional objects or information to the end user in top quality.

This trend brochure will show you some of the most teasing solutions for new immersive experiences.
Enjoy reading it!


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Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Media

The cooperation of Fraunhofer-Institutes within the Alliance Digital Media provides innovative solutions and products for the digital age of motion picture.

We provide technological innovations for the whole digital media workflow, for immersive viewing and sound experiences. Benefit from our expertise in research and development as well as in standardization.

Profile of the Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Media

In the Fraunhofer Alliance DIGITAL MEDIA four institutes are working together to develop key components for a complete digital media workflow and for multi-format and multi-platform content creation and distribution. The institutes offer research and development in the areas of production, audio systems, data compression, post processing, transmission, projection, distribution and digital archiving.

As an one-stop competence center for digital media we provide for our customers scientific know-how and the development of solutions that can be integrated in workflows and optimize process steps.

The members of the Digital Media Network are actively working in renowned organizations and bodies like International Standardization Organization ISO, ISDCF (Inter-Society Digital Cinema Forum), SMPTE (Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers), FKTG (German Society for Broadcast and Motion Picture), and in the EDCF (European Digital Cinema Forum). These contributions enable research and development activities based on international standards.


Members of the Digital Media Alliance

The Fraunhofer Digital Media Alliance consists of the following five Fraunhofer institutes:

c/o Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

Am Wolfsmantel 33, D-91058 Erlangen

Phone +49 (0) 91 31 7 76-5 105

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

Am Wolfsmantel 33, 91058 Erlangen

Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut HHI

Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin

Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS

Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31, 10589 Berlin

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technologies IDMT

Ehrenbergstr. 31, 98693 Ilmenau

Angela Raguse

Contact Press / Media

Angela Raguse

Communications Digital Media

Fraunhofer-Allianz Digital Media
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-5105

Siegfried Fößel

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Siegfried Fößel

Speaker of the Alliance

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-5140

Fax +49 9131 776-5108