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European media/game/immersive production company sought to join Eurostars project: which will develop a system to improve media sound quality by exploiting sound effects synthesis in the media production workflow. EOI by 12th Feb 2019.

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Reference Number: RDUK20190130001
Publication Date: 30 January 2019

Summary

A UK R&D sound production company is preparing a proposal for Eurostars funding. The project aims to develop an intelligent media content creation tool with a focus on improving easily and automatically the sound quality in games, media and immersive production by exploiting sound effects synthesis in the media production workflow. They require a European (but non UK) media, games and immersive production company or a commercial partner who can target the gaming and immersive production market.

Description

UK R&D SME developing intelligent media content creation tools for the media production industry is seeking a media, games and immersive production partner in Europe (except in the UK) to apply for Eurostars funding.

The project will be addressing the media production workflow issues around the quality of sounds. The company would like to solve this problem by exploiting sound effects synthesis in the media production workflow. The objective is to procedurally generate high quality sound effects based on video input alone and not extensive human manipulation which is of great interest to the video game and immersive media industries as it will increase quality and reduce time to produce videos.The technology will enhance end user experience.

The UK company with the help of academia has already developed an early vision and object-based system to this end with a proof of concept built and validated. The Euro Stars will take this work forward in media scene and object vision analysis and develop a full working prototype that connects the developed real time procedural sound effects technologies to the fully developed scene and vision detection engine embedded in industry prior to commercial launch.

The company has already received UK government funding for the original start of the project and have Venture Capitalists interested in investing in the technology.

The project would take about 2 years with commercialisation anticipated 6 months after project end. The UK SME already has a network of studios and sound designers in the UK who will be end users for the integration and testing.

Types of European (non UK) partner they are looking for:

- either a media, games and immersive production company who would be able to assist in best practice for and integration into their work flows, test and help design and refine the platform for best use.. be an early user/reference customer of the commercial platform
- or a technology company with clients in the media, game and immersive production industry

Timescale:
Official deadline for the call: 28th February 2019
Deadline for Expression of Interest: 20th February 2019
Project duration: 2-3 years”

Advantages and Innovations

The project will use in scene and object vision analysis to develop a full working prototype that connects the developed real time procedural sound effects technologies to the fully developed scene and vision detection engine embedded in industry.

Expertise sought

- Quality game production
- Immersive, virtual reality production
- Quality media production
or sales engine and customer base for selling technologies to media, game and immersive production companies

Stage Of Development

Under development/lab tested

Requested partner

There are two possible types of Partner sought: 
-either a media, games and immersive production company who would be able to assist in best practice for and integration into their work flows, test and help design and refine the platform for best use and be an early user/reference customer of the commercial platform
- or a technology company with clients in the media, game and immersive production industry

Cooperation offer is closed for requests