Best Display or Emerging Technology Application of Holography

2021 – Winner

Immersive Content Display Center’s Yuri Denisyuk full-color CHIMERA Holographic portrait

Who is the creative and production team?

Project leader, image processing and recording of holograms Philippe Gentet
Scan of the original hologram Alaric Hamacher and Philippe Gentet
Technical advice Yves Gentet

What was it for and how did it work?

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.

What is significant about this hologram project?

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.