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

[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, PDF) 3 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, PDF)

[QBD14] 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, PDF, alt. PDF) Oral - Acceptance rate 2.6%.

[PGD14] 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. June 2014. doi:10.1109/CVPR.2014.499 (HAL, project page , PDF, supplementary material, open access, video spotlight, alt. video spotlight, presentation video, poster, slides) Oral - Acceptance rate 5.75%.

[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. (HAL, PDF)

[QDC13b] J. Quiroga, F. Devernay, J. Crowley, Local/Global Scene Flow Estimation, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), IEEE, Melbourne, 2013. doi:10.1109/ICIP.2013.6738793 (HAL, PDF, slides) Acceptance rate 44.5%

[DPR13] F. Devernay, Y. Pupulin and Y. Remion, Multiview Acquisition Systems, in 3D Video: From Capture to Transmission, Laurent Lucas, Céline Loscos and Yannick Remion (eds.)., Wiley-ISTE, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-84821-507-8. doi:10.1002/9781118761915.ch3 (HAL, PDF).


(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 .


I have a not-so-up-to-date list of all my CDs.

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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