Research and Development

Years of passionate research in computer graphics, computer vision and machine learning results in cutting edge technology that enables our users to transform images in unique pieces of art. We at Digital Masterpieces beliefe that sharing research results with the community fosters innovation. Our goal is to research and develop technology that effectively helps our users to ease their creative process. 


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Funding Projects

This project aims on researching and developing a software framework that is capable to enhance and process multidimensional video streams. In contrast to traditional video streams, multidimensional video streams contain additional information, such as depth, optical flow and semantic information. The mdViPro framework will form the basis for new and innovative Visual Computing and Smart-Graphics applications for end-users as well as companies that are creating, managing, processing and disseminating visual media. 


Funding Agency: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Funding Number: 01IS18092A
Research Partners: Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam & GraphicsMedia Network


This project aims to develop a software framework for automatic video abstraction by combining video analysis techniques together with state-of-the-art video abstraction techniques. The AVA framework forms the basis for end-user focussed mobile apps for visual story telling as well as for API and software-as-a-service solutions for companies that generating and processing images and videos, e.g., printing services and social media platforms.

Funding Agency: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Funding Number: 01IS15041A
Research Partners: Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam

This project focus on a tight cooperation of young talents from academia and Digital Masterpieces to foster the exchange of knowhow from academia and business.  As part of this project we implemented most efficient and effective rendering engines for image and video-processing and evaluated approaches for continuous integration and deployment.

The project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Federal State of Brandenburg via the Brandenburg Ministry for Labour , Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family (MASGF).

Funding Agency: Investionsbank des Landes Brandenburg; ESF, MASGF
Funding Number: 85034568

As part of our joint research projects, Digital Masterpieces is tightly cooperating with young talents from academia. Extraordinary bachelor and master thesis that have a strong impact on research and development or the success of the research projects are awarded with the Digital Masterpieces Excellence Award. The award is endowed with a cash amount or a hardware prize.


Maik Zarnbach – 2020 for his Master Thesis “Design and Implementation of an Application Framework for Interactive Image Stylization”
In his master thesis, Maik Zarnbach demonstrated his extraordinary technical and research skills by designing and implementing a concept for a macOS-based framework for image transformation applications. Beside tackling several deep-tech challenges related to implementing a high-performance image processing prototype, the full-stack development of the prototype as well as the user-centric design demonstrate his excellent skillset.