Inventors of new motion capture method win 30,000 euros

With a new motion capture method scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken want to revolutionize the world of movies. In the IKT Innovation competition their technology convinced the jury completely: At CeBIT they were honored for their invention. German Economics Minister Philipp Rösler awarded them the prize money of € 30,000 in the competition.

Winners from MPI Saarbrücken
Picture: The winners and the Federal Minister of Economics from left: Christian Theobalt, Carsten Stoll, Michael Richter, Nils Hasler and Philipp Rösler, Copyright: Press / Ministry

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TandemLaunch licenses new 3D technology

Max Planck Innovation, the technology transfer organization of the Max Planck Society together with the Patent Marketing Agency of Saarland Universities have licensed a new method for processing digital stereo image content to TandemLaunch Technologies, a Canada based company, which develops multimedia inventions into consumer technologies. The new “Backward-compatible Stereo 3D” technology makes it possible to watch movies in 3D, when wearing glasses, and 2D without glasses at the same time.

Picture: Backward-compatible stereo which introduces disparities only where they are needed. This allows content to be produced that appears almost ordinary to a viewer without stereo equipment and conveys a 3D impression when such equipment is used.
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