Arno Schubert


Immersive Lab Researchers

Arno Schubert started his career as a professional photographer before graduating as an optical engineer at the Cologne University of Applied Science in 1990. He joined Thomson/Technicolor in 1991 and was involved in different research programs covering projection technologies, flat displays, HDR, Color Management, 3D and Light Field technologies.

He is based in Rennes, France where he has been leading teams and projects within Technicolor Research & Innovation throughout the past years so as the European funded research project OSIRIS integrating the study of single lens multi-view acquisition.

Recent efforts were focused on Light Field technologies in building a whole pipeline around a multi view camera system. This workflow integrates the acquisition, geometric and photometric calibration, depth extraction, view synthesis as well as the multi view + depth (MVD) coding. The volumetric content can then be rendered on current 2D or future Light Field displays. The Dynamic Window or Windowed 6DoF use case has been developed to display the Light Field content on a 2D screen with parallax view for optimized immersion.

What's new:

Working on new use cases to use real video volumetric content for current and future displays.

Research interests:

Light Field technologies. 2D and 3D display & acquisition technologies including HDR, wide color gamut, high frequency and 3D. Projection systems, micro displays and optical components. Color and human vision.

Main technical achievements:

  • Dynamic Window (Windowed 6DoF in MPEG) use case rendering volumetric content with parallax view on 2D TV.
  • Building Light Field pipeline based on multi view camera system for real video capture and recording integrating real-time depth, view synthesis, MVD coding and rendering.  
  • Development of trifocal cinema camera system integrating an active depth sensor.
    Realization of a real-time, high quality depth sensing algorithm by fusion of disparity estimated values and captured depth.
  • Coordination of OSIRIS - European funded project. Demonstration of glassless 3D cinema and development of a single lens multi view Plenoptic camera demonstrator.
  • Product development of a color measurement and processing tool to compute color transforms.
  • Initiation, coordination and equipping of Digital Experimental Cinema in Cesson-Sévigné town theatre.
  • Contribution to the development of several projection system prototypes
  • First LED illuminated micro display rear projector, private show at IFA Berlin 2005
  • Slim light engines “FAST”, “TURBO” and “SPEED” in 2004 and 2005
  • XGA and SXGA front projectors in 1999
  • First mono LCD rear projection system in 1997.
  • First HD projector later shown as advanced product “Babel” at IFA Berlin in 1995

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