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Depth enabled workflow for flexible 2D and multiview video production

Objective

The 3FLEX project aims to define and develop a new advanced workflow for flexible 2D, stereo and multiview video production capable to deal with and take advantage of the image+depth content approach and to develop the building blocks to implement it. This workflow enhances current 2D and 3D production workflows, and regarding the 2D to 3D conversion processes promises cost savings and improvements in terms of production efficiency and workflow automation.
The implementation of the new 3FLEX workflow requires the development of tools and pieces that cover most of the process: adaptation to the supplementary data in the image ingest and the pre-processing architectures, development of new image+depth channel retouch and processing tools and adaptation of existing post-production tools in order to take advantage of the existing depth channel. These 3FLEX tools necessary to complete the new workflow will be delivered as plugins and upgrades, adding value and functionalities to established post-production platforms. The 3FLEX outcomes will be tested in an experimental production and showcased by academic and industrial partners in research and commercial forums. To this end, 3FLEX will not only offer new post-production tools, it will also take care that they are embedded seamlessly as plug-ins into the existing infrastructure of professional 2D and 3D production workflows.
The three companies in the 3FLEX consortium address different phases and processes in the postproduction industry, yet they envision a shared workflow and could take advantage of related image processing technologies in their tools. For this reason they felt impelled to work together as a consortium to propel the postproduction technologies beyond the state of the art and integrating the resulting products into their own workflows and catalogues. This way, the SME participants in the 3FLEX project will improve their competitiveness in global markets in the near future.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 48 500
Administrative Contact
Monica Caballero (Dr.)

Participants (5)

FUNDACIO BARCELONA MEDIA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Avenida Diagonal 177 - Planta 9
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Caballero (Dr.)
IMCUBE LABS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 462 707,53
Address
Einsteinufer 17
10587 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lutz Goldmann (Dr.)
SOLUCIONES GRAFICAS POR ORDENADOR SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 306 379,47
Address
Calle Oquendo 20
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Doncel (Mr.)
IMAGINEER SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 198 404,25
Address
Surrey Technology Centre - Occam Road 40
GU2 7YG Guildford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John-Paul Smith (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 6 008,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)