The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and VoluCap GmbH present a novel and innovative capture studio as well as a processing workflow for high-quality volumetric video productions for future VR/AR media productions.
Volumetric video production is a new technology that creates three-dimensional virtual spaces instead of two-dimensional images. The technique is considered to be the next "big thing" in video production. The scenery to be depicted is not recorded by one or two cameras. Instead, a large number of cameras film the scene from just as many different angles. Moving point clouds are calculated from the recording data (up to 600 gigabytes per minute). These point clouds result in a virtual 3D world. In post-production - this is the basic idea - users can move around freely in the filmed environment and take almost any perspective for the final video.
In June 2018, the first volumetric video studio on the European continent was opened at Filmpark Potsdam-Babelsberg. Real people are recorded with several high-resolution cameras in a professional studio environment. A powerful processing suite automatically generates dynamic 3D models that can be integrated into AR/VR applications. The system supports diffuse or synchronized scenic light from any direction, automatic keying and flexible multi-camera arrangements.
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