Solectrix will be showcasing the first results of a project called liaHDR, short for "live immersive adaptive High Dynamic Range". Its goal is to find an overall solution that will enable an immersive HDR from recording to playback, from glass to glass, such as for high-end live broadcasting or live music recording.
liaHDR is realized with a new type of 360° camera co-developed by Solectrix. Its six camera heads capture a far higher dynamic range than usual in broadcast technology. Automatic dynamic adaptation enables backwards compatibility with standard displays (non-HDR) while still retaining a more immersive visual experience. Changing light conditions, for instance during an open-air football match, can be easily compensated this way. By cropping the 360° image after the fact, the video material can be used in various ways without having to make such decisions during the recording process.
liaHDR is a collaboration between three partners: The department of Engineering of the University Rhine Main, Solectrix GmbH from Nuremberg and sonoVTS GmbH from Feldkirchen near Munich. The project is being co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie – BMWi) in line with the Central Innovation Program (ZIM).