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Marcelo Bertalmío obtains his second European Research Council Proof of Concept grant

Marcelo Bertalmío obtains his second European Research Council Proof of Concept grant

European Union H2020 programme grants that promote the commercial and social potential of research results. He will carry out the GAMMAVISION project in the Processing for Enhanced Cinematography research group. In this call totalling 50 proposals, five have been awarded in Spain, all to centres located in Catalonia.

09.05.2018

European Union H2020 programme grants that promote the commercial and social potential of research results. He will carry out the GAMMAVISION project in the Processing for Enhanced Cinematography research group. In this call totalling 50 proposals, five have been awarded in Spain, all to centres located in Catalonia.

This May, the European Research Council (ERC) in a press release has announced the 50 projects that having been promoted by the ERC in their initial stages have now been selected to take a step forward and move from research to innovation and commercialization. Of the 50 grants awarded in this call, five proposals have been awarded in Spain and, in addition to Pompeu Fabra University, the remaining four have all gone to researchers who work in centres in Catalonia: ICFO, Josep Carreras Foundation, IRB and VHIO.

Marcelo Bertalmío, head of the Processing for Enhanced Cinematography (IP4EC) research group in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at UPF, has obtained a Proof of Concept grant to develop the project GAMMAVISION: Gamut mapping technology based on vision models. It is worth noting that previously, in 2017, he received a similar grant to carry out the project VIPERCON: Emulating visual perception of contrast for image capture, post-production and synthesis, and he thus becomes one of the few researchers to have obtained two grants in this type of call.

The range of colours of a screen is the set of colours it can reproduce: screens with larger formats are able to provide more vivid and intense colours. Gamut mapping is the process of adapting the colours of an image to the range of the screen where it is displayed, and it is an essential process in each step of the chain of images: the cameras automatically reduce the range, the colourists make range maps (gamut) in film post-production, and new and emerging visualization technologies perform an automatic range extension. For this reason, gamut mapping is of interest to a wide variety of companies in the media industry: camera manufacturers, manufacturers of professional post-production software, broadcasters, manufacturers of projection and display equipment, etc.