Philippe Gentet, Yves Gentet and Alaric Hamacher were honored with the Award for Best Display or Emerging Technology Application of Holography 2021.
A Chimera full-color Holographic portrait, in homage to Yuri Denisyuk (1927-2006) for the 15th anniversary of his death. Denisyuk’s original red monochrome portrait was recorded in the 1990s with a ruby pulse laser. This portrait has been scanned with a 4k camera, then all the perspective images have been colorized with a special AI program.
After the calculation of the hogels, a full-color 30×40 cm Chimera was printed. Thanks to this project, it is now possible to scan historical monochrome holograms and in particular pulsed portraits, to preserve them, restore them and colorize them thanks to artificial intelligence to give back to the models their natural original color.