Frédéric Devernay

«There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.» Leonard Cohen - Anthem


I am doing research on computer vision in the IMAGINE group at INRIA, mainly focused on tools for the production and post-production of cinema and immersive media, such as stereoscopic 3D cinema, 3DTV, 3DVR, and full dome cinema. You will find my recent articles on this subjet on my publications page

I am also co-author of Natron, an open-source video compositing software. Full details are available on wikipedia and Natron web site.

Recent Publications

[BDLC18] R. Brégier, F. Devernay, L. Leyrit and J. Crowley, Defining the Pose of Any 3D Rigid Object and an Associated Distance, Int J Comput Vis (2018). doi:10.1007/s11263-017-1052-4 (HAL).

[BD+17] R. Brégier, F. Devernay, L. Leyrit and J. Crowley, Symmetry Aware Evaluation of 3D Object Detection and Pose Estimation in Scenes of Many Parts in Bulk. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (ICCVW). doi:10.1109/ICCVW.2017.258 Best paper award.

[PD+17] S. Pujades, F. Devernay, L. Boiron, R. Ronfard. The Stereoscopic Zoom. In Computation Cameras and Displays, July 2017, Honolulu, United States. 2017, The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops. doi:10.1109/CVPRW.2017.170 (HAL, PDF)

[NDC17] G. Nieto, F. Devernay, J. Crowley. Linearizing the Plenoptic Space. In Light Fields for Computer Vision, July 2017, Honolulu, United States. 2017, The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops. doi:10.1109/CVPRW.2017.218 (HAL, PDF).

[NDC16] G. Nieto, F. Devernay, J. Crowley. Variational Image-Based Rendering with Gradient Constraints. In Proc. International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D), Liège, Belgium, 2016. IEEE. doi:10.1109/IC3D.2016.7823449 (HAL)

[QDC14] J. Quiroga, F. Devernay, J. Crowley, Local Scene Flow by Tracking in Intensity and Depth, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, 25(1):98-107, January 2014, Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.jvcir.2013.03.018 (HAL) 9 citations.

[PBRD14] S. Pujades, L. Boiron, R. Ronfard, and F. Devernay. Dynamic stereoscopic previz. In Proc. International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D), Liège, Belgium, 2014. IEEE. doi:10.1109/IC3D.2014.7032600 (HAL)

[QBD+14] J. Quiroga, T. Brox, F. Devernay, and J. Crowley. Dense semi-rigid scene flow estimation from RGBD images. In Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Zürich, Switzerland, 2014. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10584-0_37 (HAL) Oral - Acceptance rate 2.6%. 52 citations.

[PDG14] S. Pujades, F. Devernay, and B. Goldluecke, Bayesian view synthesis and image-based rendering principles. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Columbus, Ohio. Jun 2014. doi:10.1109/CVPR.2014.499 (HAL, project page , supplementary material, open access, video spotlight, alt. video spotlight, presentation video, poster, slides) Oral - Acceptance rate 5.75%. 30 citations.

[PD14] S. Pujades and F. Devernay, Viewpoint Interpolation: direct and variational methods. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), IEEE, Paris, Oct 2014. doi:10.1109/ICIP.2014.7026094 (HAL)

Full publications list...


(10/2017) Check out our IJCV paper on "Defining the Pose of Any 3D Rigid Object and an Associated Distance". Kudos, Romain!

(06/2014) Our paper "Dense semi-rigid scene flow estimation from RGBD images", by Julian Quiroga, Thomas Brox, Frédéric Devernay and James Crowley, was accepted for a presentation at ECCV 2014 in Zurich in September.

(04/2014) We have a paper accepted at CVPR 2014 as oral presentation: "Bayesian view synthesis and image-based rendering principles", by S. Pujades, B. Goldluecke, and F. Devernay. Check out the preprint, and my other publications. See you in Columbus, Ohio!

(10/2013) I now have a page collecting OFX / OpenFX / Open Effects resources about open-source video compositing software.

(11/2012) Added some POV-Ray stuff, including Ground-truth data for stereo and depth-from-defocus methods, and VLPovUtils (creating ray-traced ground truth for computer vision algorithms, including optical flow, stereo disparity, occlusion maps).

(09/2012) The 2013 internship proposals are available.

(09/2011) Made a page with links to articles from the book "3D Cinema and Television Technology: The First 100 Years" which are freely available.

(09/2011) A presentation of my current research: 3D Stereoscopic Cinema Meets Computer Vision.

(10/2010) Precompiled binaries of Bino, the free 3D video player for Mac OS X are available.

(08/2007) A new page collects demos and source code for a few of my research projects.

(04/2007) I made a C/C++ version of Minpack, please try it if you're interested.

(05/2006) Learn about a few French typography rules.

(04/2004) Do a virtual visit of my house in Haut de Cagnes.

(03/2002) 3D faces, a gallery of horrible things.

(10/2000) My lecture notes are available.



Alternative Comics

Peter Bagge, Joe Math, Seth, Chris Ware, Julie Doucet, Lewis Trondheim, Edmond Baudouin, Dupuy & Berbérian, but also Crumb, Will Eisner, Milton Caniff, and many others...


As a fanatic reader and almost-homonyn of Fredric Brown ( bio), I made a small page on him. Another Science Fiction author I love is Philip K. Dick , certainly because his books are a good substitute for drugs .


For those of you who are interested in my music tastes, here's an old playlist (dated 1996!).


And here are a few hacks I work on.

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