The story behind VidiPIX
The idea behind VidiPIX come to life in 2020. Jorunn Tharaldsen worked on restoring wallpaper, which was time-consuming as the tools required did not exist and therefore the work had to be done manually. Tharaldsen talked with Anton Strand at Canon about the need for new innovate tools to assist her. Prof. Marius Pedersen, spezialized in the field of colour imaging, met with Anton Strand. Strand mentioned a problem of restauring old damaged wallpapers, and Pedersen saw the potential of using his expertise and research to solve the problem. The idea of VidiPIX was born.
The first version of VidiPIX was developed at NTNU by Marius Pedersen and Vlado Kitanovski. This standalone application was used by Tharaldsen and reduced her workload from 400 hours to only 30 hours, and significantly changed how she worked. Since then VidiPIX has gone through several iterations, starting as a standalone application running only on Windows, till today's version of VidiPIX being a powerful online application, easibly accessible through the web.
VidiPIX is a perfect example of synergy between disciplines, and a result of a creative person meeting a technologist, which results in a unique and innovative solution.