360° Video Solution at IFA 2016: wide panorama video experience with Smart-TV and mobile device
Release from Mon., August 29, 2016
The Fraunhofer FOKUS 360° Video Solution makes viewing 360° video on HbbTV possible by performing the rendering of the individual view at server-side in a cloud based infrastructure. Only the selected view is streamed to the end device, which reduces the bandwidth needed. With the 360° Video Cloud Streaming Solution viewers can watch a high-definition 360 degree video on an HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV)-TV or mobile device. Because the solution performs the rendering of the individual view on server side there is a low battery drain for mobile devices.
At the joint-stand of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the TecWatch-Forum researchers of Fraunhofer FOKUS are presenting the 360° Video Cloud Streaming solution, the HbbTV Application Toolkit (HAT), the DVB-T Probing System and the Open Content Decryption Module:
The HbbTV Application Toolkit (HAT) is an easy and cost-efficient way for application developer and content creators of broadcasters to produce HbbTV applications for their program. With this toolkit Fraunhofer FOKUS offers templates and components to content creators to create HbbTV applications such as video galleries. Additional plug-ins support Companion Screen and Media Synchronization conforming to the HbbTV 2.0 standard.
With the Broadcast Probing System Fraunhofer FOKUS offers a cloud-based system for monitoring digital broadcast networks (DVB-T1/T2/S/C) to detect potential misconfigurations and service degradation in broadcasts. This feedback helps operators to optimize the broadcast operations.