Film265 delivers a comprehensive approach to support European small and medium VoD services with the most innovative technology in video delivery.
It aims at providing them with the technological edge needed to compete in the international market of film distribution on the Internet.
The core of Film265 is:
The consortium consists of one university: TU Berlin (Germany), and three SMES: Reelport (France/Germany), Cinando (France) and LevelK (Denmark). TU Berlin (AES group) has extensive experience on efficient implementations of video codecs, Reelport is a VoD provider for film festivals and other film-related projects.
Cinando handles the market of the Cannes FIlm Festival, and LevelK is a Danish film distributor using VoD technologies. TU Berlin will provide the new video codec; Reelport its existing PicurePipe solution cloud encoding solution, and the new quality analysis tool; and Cinando and LevelK will integrate the new technologies into their VoD solutions, and will provide feedback about the efficiency and quality obtained by using the new technologies.
TU Berlin (AES group) who has extensive experience on efficient implementations of video codecs will provide the project with the new video codec; Reelport, a VoD provider for film festivals and other film-related projects will provide with its existing PicurePipe solution cloud encoding solution, and the new quality analysis tool. Finally, Cinando who handles the market of the Cannes Film Festival, and LevelK, Danish film distributor using VoD technologies, will integrate the new technologies into their VoD solutions, and provide feedback about the efficiency and quality obtained by using the new technologies.
Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) is one of the largest and most prestigious research and education institutions in Germany. Today the university is one of the largest universities in Germany and Europe with more than 30000 students in 7 schools. More than 8000 people work for the university, including 335 professors teaching more than 90 courses of study, 2580 research associates, and more than 2000 administrative staff.
In 2013 the total budget of the University was 444 million euros, of which 56% corresponded to external (non-state) funding.
The university is participating in several European Commission projects and programs.
Reelport GmbH has been working with film professionals online for 10 years. Its mission is to provide innovative and smart solutions that make managing film files and film data more effective and to contribute to the exposure of films worldwide.
PicturePipe is a full range of VoD services for the film and TV industry. PicturePipe can upgrade any existing website to implement video-on-
demand services, from uploading to streaming, including user registration, submission forms, quality control, viewing statistics, permission management, payment systems, advanced security
LevelK is handling international sales & distribution for Film and TV production companies and acting as a digital partner for distributors in their home country. Established in 2009, LevelK has assembled a stable of critically acclaimed, award winning independent and foreign Films and Series with commercial appeal. Based in Copenhagen and New York, LevelK is a passionate multi-language speaking, ambitious team with specialized market knowledge.
LevelK has a presence that extends globally and a dynamism that is reflected through LevelK's approach to innovative cross-platform/cross-country distribution combining
theatrical and traditional means alongside digital distribution and marketing. LevelK is a recognized and solid business partner that prioritizes targeted distribution and value service
Cinando was launched by the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes in 2003 as the complete database of the attendees at Cannes. Since then,
it has become the premier network for film professionals offering an ample gateway into the film industry: contacts, films, projects in development,
screening schedules during major film markets, full features available for screening. Cinando currently exists in three languages: English, Spanish and Chinese.
Along with the filters to narrow down the research and tools to prepare for film markets, Cinando offers all the members services to promote films online as well as a large network to
communicate with their peers.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
More info at: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/
Film265 project finishes with significant advances on video codecs for online video
Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme; FILM265 project has delivered a state-of-the-art video codec implementation and a complete quality analysis for the Video-On-Demand industry.Read More
State of the art video codec to be demonstrated in Cannes
Film265 will demonstrate the new generation video codec HEVC/H.265at this year's Cannes Film Festival. An innovative compression format with potential to transform digital video distribution.Read More
As more and more films and TV series are being distributed over (and even created exclusively for) the Internet, and as the quality is increasing from HD to UHD, the impact of video compression on the final user experience is becoming more significant.
TU Berlin/Sin Digital at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam
Spin Digital presents at IBC Amsterdam the latest version of its very compact 8K HEVC/H.265 decoder for the next generation of Ultra High Definition applications. The demonstration will take place at RAI Amsterdam at Hall 1, Stand 1.F13. Spin Digital’s optimized 8K HEVC/H.265 decoder achieves 8K real-time with 60 frames per second and extended color formats (4:4:4, 10-bit) using a commodity workstation. Envisioned applications include immersive video for large screens and next generation virtual reality devices.
Spin Digital, a spin-off the AES group of TU Berlin, is a provider of high performance video codecs for the next generation of high quality video applications.
More information can be found at the website: http://spin-digital.com/ibc2015View this in Tumblr
TU Berlin/Spin Digital at IFA 2015 in Berlin
Spin Digital will demonstrate at IFA Berlin its real-time HEVC/H.265 decoder for 4K (UHD-1 Phase 2) supporting 60 frames per second, high dynamic range, and extended color formats (4:4:4 and 10-bit). The exhibition will take place from September 4th-9th at the Berlin Messe at Halle11.1 Stand 2 (joint TUBs booth). Spin Digital, a spin-off the AES group of TU Berlin, is a provider of high performance video codecs for the next generation of high quality video applications.
More information can be found at the website: http://spin-digital.com/ifa2015View this in Tumblr
Film265 Face-to-Face Meeting in Copenhagen
On July 3rd 2015 members of the Film265 consortium met in Copenhagen at LevelK headquarters to discuss the advances of the project. Participants from all consortium partners (TU Berlin, Reelport, Marché du Film - Cinando, and LevelK) were present. Matthias Wien, researcher at RTWH Achen, also joined the group as part of the advisory board.
Fruitful technical discussions were held about the state of the new video codecs in web environments, as well as dissemination and exploitation plans for the project.View this in Tumblr
TU Berlin and reelport presented Film265 at the Connect Concertation Meeting.
The Film265 project was presented by Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa (TU Berlin) and Tilman Scheel (reelport) at the Connect Concertation Meeting, which was organized by the Creativity Unit of the DG Connect directorate of the European Commission. This meeting took place at Luxemburg on 12th May and its main objective was to bring together the H2020 Creativity projects funded by the Creativity Unit, in order to present the projects as well as to exchange experiences and best practices.
All presentations are available here: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/concertation-meeting-support-cultural-creative-industriesView this in Tumblr
Film265 at Cannes Film Festival 2015
Members from the Film265 consortium participated in the Cannes Film Festival 2015 edition at the French Riviera city from May 13th to May 24th. Mr Jerome Paillard, executive director of the Marché du Film, Tilman Scheel CEO of reelport, and Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa from TU Berlin / Spin Digital were present at the festival.
Film265 members participated in different events organized by the festival about new media technologies, including the presentations at the NEXT Pavilion. Meetings were held to discuss the participation of the Film265 project in the 2016 edition of the festival, in which it is expected to make a launch of the new technologies for video delivery that are being developed in Film265.View this in Tumblr