IST Project Fact Sheet
Layered compression technologies for digital cinematography and cross media conversion (WORLDSCREEN)
Funded under 6th FWP (Sixth Framework Programme)
Action Line: IST-2002-22.214.171.124 Cross-media content for leisure and entertainment
|Contact Person: Name: KRAUSE, Walter (Mr)
Technical hurdles hamper the creation of content in D- and E-Cinema applications, as well as in the conversion of film to other media; especially as high demands on quality lead to a huge amount of source material data and previous data-flow concepts cannot handle this in an adequate manner. These bottlenecks during acquisition, editing, archiving and conversion of digital movies are responsible for large delays between film shoot and presentation to the market.
The goal of the WorldScreen project is to address these problems by using layered scheme compression algorithms and preservation of the highest quality possible at the same time.
-For acquisition, portable storage for digital cinema cameras with lossless or near lossless layered data compression will be investigated. On the set previews can be extracted without transcoding of data.
-For archiving and transcoding, layered scheme compression offers the possibility of access to different resolutions and qualities without the need to hold different copies of the same image. -During postproduction, previews, editing lists or color correction can be done without access to the original full image.
-For distribution, the project will solve the problem of how to deliver different qualities in terms of resolution, colour subsampling etc. to cinema theatres.
Digital film copies could be created in different resolutions on the fly from a single distribution format. A combination with the use of MXF as universal file format is planned. The main objective of the project is to evaluate viable compression systems in a series of field tests for the applications mentioned above. This process will evaluate the usability of the technology and further technical and economical output specifications will be formulated and reviewed. The viability of the adoption of different compression schemes in relation to the specific demands of the cinema workflow will be evaluated.
Project Acronym: WORLDSCREEN |
Project Reference: 511333
Start Date: 2004-09-01
Duration: 32 months
Project Cost: 5.99 million euro
Contract Type: Specific Targeted Research Project
End Date: 2007-04-30
Project Status: Completed
Project Funding: 3.05 million euro
|MEDIA, OBJECTS AND GADGETS - SOLUCOES DE SOFTWARE E HARDWARE, S.A.||PORTUGAL|
|SALZGEBER & CO MEDIEN GMBH||GERMANY|
|FLYING EYE MANAGEMENTBERATUNG FUER MEDIENINVESTITIONEN GMBH||GERMANY|
|DIGILAB 2000 S.R.L.||ITALY|
|T-SYSTEMS ENTERPRISE SERVICES GMBH||GERMANY|
- Record Control Number: 71829
- Update Date: 2012-10-29 10:45:26.0
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