Volumetric Videoproduction and Workflow
At IBC 2019, Fraunhofer HHI will showcase the most recent version of the VVC reference codec. This version demonstrates significant bit rate reductions over HEVC for content ranging from standard High Definition (HD) to High Dynamic Range Ultra-HD content. Additionally, Fraunhofer HHI will be presenting a first prototype of its live software decoder for the upcoming VVC standard. Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and VoluCap GmbH present a novel and innovative capture studio as well as a processing workflow for high quality volumetric video productions targeting future VR/AR media productions. In June 2018, the first volumetric video studio at European mainland has been opened commercial productions in film park Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany. Real persons are captured with multiple high-resolution cameras in a professional studio environment. A powerful processing suite automatically generates naturally moving dynamic 3D models, which can be integrated in AR/VR applications. The system supports diffuse or synchronized scenic lighting from any direction, automatic keying, and flexible multi-camera arrangement.