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​360 degree technologies at Media Convention 2016

News from Apr. 26, 2016

On the 2nd and 3rd of May 2016, at Media Convention, Fraunhofer FOKUS in cooperation with ARTE showcased 360 degree technologies. With these technologies high-definition movies of the ARTE360-App have been shown on a dome as well as on a television.

With the 360-Degree-Video-Cloud-Streaming-Solution viewers can watch a high-definition 360 degree video on an HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV)-TV or mobile device, even if the end device has a low memory and limited internet connectivity.

For the reproduction of videos in the form of a dome-projection, the FOKUS researchers in close cooperation with Carl Zeiss have developed a media server for the control of multi-projector systems. The server ensures an auto-calibrated projection on any shaped surface and consists of the showplayer, screen-configurator and the showmanager. The showplayer presents the 360 degree video and provides each projector with its (part-)image.

At the ARTE booth, visitors to the Berlin Media Convention could vary the angle of view with the help of a remote control and thereby realistically look around the films.