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Enabling End-to-End HDR Ecosystem

Enabling End-to-End HDR Ecosystem

Objective

HDR technology can provide a never before seen increase in contrast, colour and luminance, producing images of unsurpassed realism and immersive potential, and is lauded in the creative sector as a truly transformative consumer experience, representing “the most exciting format to come along since color TV”. All the possibilities that the HDR format could offer, in terms of market growth for companies and improved user experience for the viewer, depend upon the existence of a fully functional HDR ecosystem. But we are currently a long way from such an ecosystem, as stated in very recent reports from several international organizations and standardization bodies, due to open challenges happening at all stages of the production chain, from capture to display.

The main goal of HDR4EU is to position EU companies in the creative sector as world leaders in the emerging HDR format by producing a set of professional tools, techniques and guidelines allowing for an HDR ecosystem to emerge, yielding a notably superior viewer experience in terms of image quality and content personalization. HDR4EU will:

- Showcase close-to-market and pilot versions of new technologies addressed to HDR content, catering for different communication and delivery platforms, and highlighting the feasibility and possibilities of an end-to-end HDR pipeline.

- Allow a user to have the best possible HDR experience on the outlet of their choice (cinema, TV, mobile device, AR/VR headset) by producing tools to meet new user expectations in hyper-personalized content consumption, using data and metadata generated during production, coming from the display device and its viewing environment, and taking into account individual characteristics and preferences.

- Provide content creators with tools to fully exploit the expressive possibilities of their media with HDR technology, making HDR media and HDR content converge onto an overwhelmingly better, at a whole different level, viewer experience.
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Coordinator

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Address

Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 598 750

Participants (5)

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ARNOLD & RICHTER CINE TECHNIK GMBH& CO BETRIEBS KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 177 625

BARCO NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 424 375

BRAINSTORM MULTIMEDIA S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 335 125

FILMLIGHT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 379 750

SMOKE AND MIRRORS PRODUCTIONS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 318 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761544

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2017

  • End date

    30 June 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 935 000

  • EU contribution

    € 2 234 125

Coordinated by:

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Spain