Image Matters, doesn’t it ?

About us

At Image Matters, we’re passionate about images, just like you. Image Matters brings its passion and experience into electronic subsystems for a single purpose: simplifying the system designer’s job in pulling the audiovisual industry forward. We believe that video technologies change our lives. Today audiovisual industry evolves toward better, faster, brighter and more available pictures. Higher image resolution (4K, UHD-1, 8K) with a wider angle of view provides a sense of immersion. More images per second (HFR – High Frame Rate) provides more accurate movements and sharpness. More brightness and deeper colors (HDR, Extended Gamut) provide a feeling of realness. In order to support all audiovisual challenges, Image Matters paves the way toward efficient image compression (HEVC, JPEG 2000, TICO, …) and easy image transport over internet. Image Matters provides electronics and software platforms to help audiovisual equipment manufacturers to jump faster and easier into new video dimensions. Using a modular approach, Image Matters’ Origami product range splits the electronics into pre-validated subsystems. Look around you and observe how new imaging technologies contribute to a better world!

Passionnate About Image

Images are everywhere! Family pictures and holiday videos, entertaining movies and live broadcasting, satellite images and disaster prevention, property security and Law enforcement, body scanners, pre-natal ultrasound scans… Because images are part of life, you take care of them. You protect their quality. You make them accessible. You protect their value. Finally, you preserve them. At Image Matters, we’re passionate about images, just like you.

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The Image Revolution

Pictures convey living emotions. As our eyes become used to high quality pictures, we want even more: more resolution, more pictures per second, more content, more searchable data… Today’s imaging technologies are evolving fast. New compression schemes and new packaging formats are changing our jobs. JPEG 2000 is a real answer to protecting image quality – from the camera’s sensor to the final distribution head. This image compression format can handle any picture size and colour scheme. It retains image quality through a high number of encoding-decoding generations and it works seamlessly with the last mile MPEG2, h.264 or HEVC encoding. New packaging formats enrich contents in file-based production workflows. MXF, IMF, DCP, AXF, and ASO2 handle complex structure and often seem obscure to file systems. We have to adapt quickly with the right software component tools! We provide innovative hardware and software components enabling fast development of advanced imaging applications and systems.

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Meet the team

Jean-François Nivart • CEO

Jean-Francois is passionate about image, technology and entrepreneurship. With his extended knowledge of digital imaging, he has more than 24 years of experience in young enterprises. His positions have evolved from product manager, CTO and CEO to board member in companies like EVS, XDC, IntoPIX, and FlyingCam. A specialist in product design and marketing with extensive experience in digital cinema and broadcasting, Jean-François brings an innovative vision to the image market.

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Jean-Marc Coulon • CTO

Jean-Marc is passionate about transforming ideas into concrete products. With extensive experience in product manufacturing at Philips, he worked at the edge of traditional design, creating and industrializing innovative products that are used worldwide today. Jean-Marc has been working in electronics for 24 years and in that time has developed a broad, multidisciplinary knowledge, including light, energy, audio and sensing. Truly visionary, he produces innovative solutions combining cost target with end user and market needs.

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Alan de Hepsée • COO

Alan is passionate about transforming a company into a successful Venture, and transforming a team into a dream team. With an international experience of 25+ years, from Project Management to C level functions, within big and small companies, Alan has been focusing his career for 10 years in C-level operational functions in small to medium companies.

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