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Toward Free and Open Source Film Projection for Digital Cinema

Bertrand, Nicolas and Durou, Jean-Denis and Griwodz, Carsten and Charvillat, Vincent Toward Free and Open Source Film Projection for Digital Cinema. (2015) In: EUROMEDIA 2015, 27 April 2015 - 29 April 2015 (Lisbonne, Portugal).

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Cinema industry has chosen Digital Cinema Package (DCP) as encoding format for the distribution of digital films. DCP uses JPEG2000 for video compression. An efficient implementation of coding and decoding for this format is complex, however. Currently deployed equipment is expensive and has high maintenance costs, preventing art-house cinema theaters from acquiring it. Therefore, we conduct this research activity in cooperation with Utopia cinemas, a group of art-house cinemas, whose main requirement (besides functional ones) is to provide Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). This paper presents a solution that achieves real-time JPEG2000 decoding and DCP presentation based on widespread open source multimedia tools, namely VLC and libavcodec library. We present the improvements that were made in VLC to support the DCP packaging format, as well as details on JPEG2000 decoding inside libavcodec (optimization and lossy decoding). We also evaluate the performance of the decoding chain

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to The European Multidisciplinary Society for Modelling and Simulation Technology (EUROSIS), a division of The European Technology Institute.
HAL Id:hal-01377336
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Simula Research Laboratory - SRL (NORWAY)
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