Our highlights at the IBC 2021!




Many service providers worldwide are relying on FFmpeg-based ingest and encoding frameworks. Those can now easily be enabled for xHE-AAC audio encoding thanks to the new MainConcept xHE-AAC FFmpeg plugin, which incorporates Fraunhofer’s high-quality production encoder software. In addition to the basic plugin functionality, MainConcept offers professional services for service provider-specific workflow optimizations.




WEEKLY SPECIAL - 2021/11/11: Light-Field - Important facts to know

In this interview with Joachim Keinert, head of group for computational imaging at IIS, you will learn more about key facts as well as challenges and opportunities of the Light-Field technology. Joachim also explains in which part of the media production workflow and for which application Light-Field offers new possibilities.


Hinweis: Beim Abspielen des Videos werden Daten an vimeo übertragen.

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Here you will find an overview of all our recent videos and you can watch back all of our Weekly Specials.


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Ronny Meier and Project Manager Christoph Müller talk about the issues of streaming service providers and how FAMIUM Deep Encode can help them.

What we offer

The Fraunhofer institutes within the Business Area Digital Media cooperate to provide technological innovations for digital media workflows. We focus on future-oriented solutions and products for immersive viewing and sound experiences as well as AI-enforced (artificial intelligence) technologies. Benefit from our expertise in research and development as well as in standardization.

Here you will find current topics, insights to innovative and future-oriented technologies, an overview of new projects that the Fraunhofer Institutes drive forward and general updates on news for moving picture, broadcast, video and audio technologies and digital radio.

Exhibitions and Events

SMPTE Conference 2021

We are participating in the virtual SMPTE 2021 Annual Technical Conference, November 9-18.

We will keep you updated - stay tuned and check the SMPTE Website for more information about the event:


IBC 2021

Meet us at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2021 in Amsterdam, December 3 - 6, 2021 in hall 8, booth B80!

Find out more information about our participation here:

Event overview

Click below for an overview of all of our upcoming exhibitions and events:

Fraunhofer Business Area Digital Media


The cooperation of Fraunhofer Institutes within the business area 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.


Get in touch with us!

For contact, more information and participation in our new digital formats, don't hesitate to contact us!



Video Library

Visit our Video Library for an overview of all our recent videos and to watch back all of our Weekly Specials.

The Fraunhofer business area Digital Media with its five leading Fraunhofer Institutes will keep you updated with information of our top video and audio experts in

Weekly Specials: A 5 to 10 minutes expert update on new technologies, briefing on codecs, new projects and solutions. You can browse thru all these specials in our media library to follow a topic all at once. Some of these specials will provide a direct email-link to the expert or/and also a live-chat.

HighTable Briefings: In 40 – 60 minutes webinars you will be part of a group of media experts where you can directly ask questions, discuss opportunities or ideas. It will start with an impulse presentation by our Fraunhofer experts and will move into an open discussion.   

Members of the Business Area Digital Media

Technologies and
solutions for digital

The Fraunhofer Business Area Digital Media consists of the following five Fraunhofer institutes:

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS



Am Wolfsmantel 33, D-91058 Erlangen

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

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

Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS



Schloss Birlinghoven, 53757 Sankt Augustin


Angela Raguse

Contact Press / Media

Angela Raguse

Communications Digital Media

Fraunhofer Business Area Digital Media
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-5105

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Siegfried Fößel

Contact Press / Media

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Fößel

Speaker of the Business Area

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-5140

Fax +49 9131 776-5108

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