Visual effects plug-in company The Foundry has won a third of£1m in a Department of Trade & Industry payout to aid research into new technology.
The money is part of the Eureka fund which aims to increase European competitiveness in new technology and promote collaboration between companies. The Foundry is one of the companies to get approval, with projects sharing£5.4m.
The project, named Malta, is to research motion analysis for long-term image reconstruction and development of new motion estimation algorithms for the post-production community. The techniques developed will address the failings of existing methods - in particular their inability to reliably handle partially obscured or partially revealed data.
The Foundry won funding after a non-competitive pitching process, though a large number of companies took part with a small number of successes. Project Malta is receiving£300,000, and will be headed by The Foundry's head of research Dr Bill Collis.