Fraunhofer Provided Technical Support for Berlinale

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Wed, 02/27/2013 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

For the second year Fraunhofer IIS’ Department of Moving Picture Technologies was selected as the go-to digital cinema technical expert for the 63rd annual Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). As the global tally of digital cinema rises more and more festival entries are being submitted in the digital cinema film format. However for smaller production companies in particular producing these digital cinema packages is no easy task. To help scientists from Fraunhofer IIS provided their expertise to the Berlinale to assist in technical quality control so that every film submission could have its moment of glory on the big screen. “We’re very pleased that this year we are once again putting our specialist know-how to good effect for one of the landmark international film festivals of 2013 ” said Heiko Sparenberg head of the Department of Moving Picture Technologies at Fraunhofer IIS. “This chance to work with filmmakers is extremely important to us as it allows us to learn in even more detail exactly what the film industry wants and needs especially for film festivals and to make sure these requirements carry over into our work developing the necessary technologies.”