Apr 282015
 

DAVID will be present at the IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications (May 18-22 2015, Tokyo) with the poster

A Hybrid Wavelet and Temporal Fusion Algorithm for Film and Video Denoising

Hannes Fassold, Peter Schallauer

The poster describes the final noise repair algorithm developed within the DAVID project . This algorithm is able to deal with very different kinds of noise like film grain noise, electronic video noise and digital sensor noise in a highly automated way.

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Mar 272015
 

DAVID will be present at the NAB Exhibition 2015 in Las Vegas (April 13-16, 2015) – the premier annual technology event for the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The project was selected to present at NAB Labs Futures Park (booth N9629), where research results important for the future of the field are exhibited.

  • DIGITAL of JOANNEUM RESEARCH demonstrates new, essence based damage detection tools for Digital BETACAM™ dropouts, field order errors and progressive / interlaced / pull-down errors, integrated in the essence quality checking system VidiCert, addressing archive migration and video production quality control applications. Novel results for noise suppression and Digital BETACAM™ dropout repair are presented.
  • HS-ART Digital will show its semi-automatic video field issues repair tool for the first time at NAB. Furthermore the new Digital BETACAM™ dropout repair and noise filters, integrated into the DIAMANT-Film Restoration software, will be shown. The noise filter addresses the whole video and film post production market working with digital born material as well as with digitized content.
  • Cube-Tec will present a high-speed solution to solve interoperability problems with MXF media files in a fully automatic way. This new technology is called MXF Legalizer and is part of the Cube Workflow Framework. MXF Legalizer checks MXF files for standards conformance. In addition MXF format variants that are known to be the reason for interoperability issues in typical file-based broadcast chains are also fixed. Expandable rule-based decision logic is used to convert MXF files into the selected target MXF flavour.
  • The IT Innovation Centre of the University of Southampton will demonstrate a Business Process Risk management framework prototype (BPRisk) that allows users to manage preservation workflows with respect to risks that threaten the long-term preservation of digital AV content. BPRisk includes risk modelling and workflow simulation to expose key vulnerabilities. This enables decision-makers to target and justify investment in effective risk management strategies.

Jan 302015
 

DAVID will be present at the GPU Technology Conference 2015 with the talk

 

GPU-Accelerated Undecimated Wavelet Transform for Film and Video Denoising
Hermann Fürntratt, Hannes Fassold

 

 

A highly efficient GPU implementation of the Undecimated Wavelet Transform will be presented there. Furthermore it will be shown how it is applied within the noise repair algorithm developed within the DAVID project. This algorithm is able to deal with very different kinds of noise like film grain noise, electronic video noise and digital sensor noise in a highly automated way. The GPU Technology Conference  (March 17-20, San Jose, USA) is the world’s largest GPU developer conference with hundreds of talks and posters from all scientific fields.

 

JOANNEUM RESEARCH – DIGITAL is the single research institute in Austria which has been awarded by NVIDIA with the title of a CUDA Research Center

Oct 142014
 

DAVID will be present at the FIAT/IFTA 2014 conference with the workshop:

 

Digital Video Damage in Archives: Understand, Prevent, Detect, and Repair – Results from the DAVID Project

Peter Schallauer, Jean-Hugues Chenot, Jörg Houpert, Christoph Bauer

 

In this workshop we will look for answers to the following questions: What types of damage are common in digital archive content and workflows and what are its consequences on the re-usability of that content? Which solutions are there to detect and repair MXF errors, e.g. in D10 files and workflows? Which solutions are there to detect and repair video essence damage, e.g. Digital BETACAM dropouts, noise, various field  errors, and for improving the picture quality beyond its original state, e.g. de-blurring and super-resolution?  And finally, how to prevent digital damage in the future?

 

The DAVID project partners are looking forward to meet you in Amsterdam!

Oct 072014
 

Learn all about the final results and developments in the EU-funded project DAVID, e.g.

  • MXF D10 File Repair (operational ORF workflow)
  • DigiBETA Dropout, Field Order, Interlaced/Progressive and Cadence Error Detection in VidiCert
  • Noise Repair integrated into DIAMANT-Film Restoration
  • Advanced Field Processor
  • Risk Modelling & Management
  • and many more

 

Test and evaluate the tools and the systems they are integrated in!

Discuss the results and your needs with the developers!

Free participation, NO FEES!

 

The workshop is open for all interested parties, but limited attendance; so register as soon as possible!

Registration Please send your name, your company, your profession and your favored day(s)

of attendance to christoph.bauer@orf.at

Venue           ORF-Centre, 1136 VIENNA, Wuerzburggasse 36

Dates/Time   28.-29. April 2015 / 09:30 – 18:00

 

The DAVID-Team is looking forward to see you @ our Test-Workshop in Vienna!

Jul 232014
 

 

DAVID will participate in the IBC Exhibition (Amsterdam, Sept. 12-16, 2014) – the premier annual Technology event for the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The project was selected to present at IBC’s Future Zone (booth 8.F22), where research results important for the future of the field are exhibited.

  • DIGITAL of JOANNEUM RESEARCH demonstrates new, essence based damage detection tools for Digital BETACAM™ dropouts, field order errors and progressive / interlaced / pull-down errors, integrated in the essence quality checking system VidiCert, addressing archive migration and video production quality control applications. Novel results for noise suppression and Digital BETACAM™ dropout repair are presented.
  • HS-ART Digital will show its semi-automatic video field issues repair tool for the first time at IBC2014. Furthermore the new noise repair filter, integrated into the DIAMANT-Film Restoration software, will be shown. This filter addresses the whole video and film post production market working with digital born material as well as with digitized content.
  • Cube-Tec will present a high-speed solution to solve interoperability problems with MXF media files in a fully automatic way. This new technology is called MXF Legalizer and is part of the Cube Workflow Framework. MXF Legalizer checks MXF files for standards conformance. In addition MXF format variants that are known to be the reason for interoperability issues in typical file-based broadcast chains are also fixed. Expandable rule-based decision logic is used to convert MXF files into the selected target MXF flavour.
  • The IT Innovation Centre of the University of Southampton will demonstrate how we are able to identify where significant risks arise in preservation workflows, using risk-enhanced business process modelling, enabling decision-makers to target and justify investment in effective risk management strategies. We will show for the first time a development version of this new simulation-based planning GUI.

 

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Jun 182014
 

DAVID held its first test workshop in Vienna at 20th and 21st of May. Participants from audiovisual archives and productions participated in the user testing and evaluation of DAVID project results in the area of MXF D10 File Repair, DigiBETA Dropout Detection, Sampling Structure Error Detection, Noise Repair, Field Error Repair and Preservation Risk Management.

 

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Jun 182014
 

DAVID prototypes has been successfully demonstrated at the NAB Exhibition 2014 in Las Vegas in the NAB Labs Futures Park.

The following results were on show

  • Understanding and managing the risk of digital AV media damage by the IT Innovation Centre from The University of Southampton
  • MXF error analysis and repair for fault detection in media workflows, amongst others MXF D10 File Repair by Cube-Tec International
  • Field defects detection and repair and noise repair by HS-ART Digital
  • Digital BETACAM™ Dropout detection, Scanning Type error and Field Order error detection and Noise repair by Institute DIGITAL from JOANNEUM RESEARCH

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May 082014
 

DAVID will hold its first test workshop in Vienna at 20th and 21st of May in Vienna. You are invited to participate in the user testing and evaluation of DAVID project results in the area of MXF D10 File Repair, DigiBETA Dropout Detection, Sampling Structure Error Detection, Noise Repair, Field Error Repair and Preservation Risk Management.

The agenda for the test workshop including a registration contact is available here.

 

 

Mar 262014
 

DAVID will be present at the NAB Exhibition 2014 in Las Vegas (April 7-10, 2014) at booth N1633 (north hall) in the NAB Labs Futures Park.

The following results will be shown:

  • Understanding and managing the risk of digital AV media damage
  • MXF error analysis and repair for fault detection in media workflows
  • Video essence damage detection and repair modules (field defects, Digital BETACAM dropouts, noise)

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The research leading to the presented results has received funding from the European Union's
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