Advanced Media Content

Most of tomorrow’s media formats tend to increase the sense of immersion into the content. Transforming the end-user/consumer’s experience by putting them into the middle of the action or information is the challenge, especially whenever narrative aspects are key.

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It’s being seen in all forms of media: Television, movies, games, advertising, training, collaborative work, monitoring, industrial signage, the Web, etc.

The Advanced Media Content lab is building tools that enable the creation, storage, transportation, and sharing both for and by as many people as possible. It delivers expertise and technologies related to innovative dimensions of images (resolution, depth, color, light, etc.), sound (spatialized), and new rendering devices (screen, projection, AR/VR head-mounted displays with 3 or 6 degrees of freedom, etc.). It develops tools and solutions aimed at enabling the adoption of these future formats by industry professionals, and ultimately by end consumers. Holography and compression systems are key areas of expertise for the laboratory.

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Jean-Yves Aubié

Advanced Media Content lab Manager

The challenges raised by new video and audio formats? Bringing even MORE realism and immersion to the experience, while still remaining easy to use and handle.
products & services
Adaptative HDR Converter - teaser produit - b<>com b<>com Sublima

Perform real-time HDR conversions without compromise on the artistic intent

Spatial audio family - spectateurs avec casque - bcom Spatial Audio family

A family of audio plug-ins for more immersion


Holography is the ultimate 3D display technology, providing the most natural, comfortable and immersive visualization experience without causing eye strain.

scientific publications


JPEG Pleno Holography presents the numerical reconstruction software for holograms- An excursion in holographic views

Digital reconstructions of numerical holograms enable data visualization and serve a multitude of purposes ranging from microscopy to holographic displays. Over the years, many pipelines have been developed for specific hologram types. Within the standardization effort of JPEG Pleno holography, an open-source MATLAB toolbox was developed that reflects the best current consensus. It can process…

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Automatic depth map retrieval from digital holograms using a deep learning approach

Information extraction from computer-generated holograms using learning-based methods is a topic that has not received much research attention. In this article, we propose and study two learning-based methods to extract the depth information from a hologram and compare their performance with that of classical depth from focus (DFF) methods. We discuss the main characteristics of a hologram and…

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Automatic depth map retrieval from digital holograms using a depth-from-focus approach

Recovering the scene depth map from a computer-generated hologram is a problem that remains unsolved, despite the growing interest in the subject. In this article, we propose to study the application of depth-from-focus (DFF) methods to retrieve the depth information from the hologram. We discuss the different hyperparameters that are required for the application of the method and their impact on…

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PSDFH: A Phase-Space-Based Depth from Hologram Extraction Method

Object pre-localization from computer-generated holograms is still an open problem in the current state of the art. In this work, we propose the use of the hologram phase space representation to determine a set of regions of interest where the searched object can be located. The extracted regions can be used to pre-locate the object in 3D space and are further refined to produce a more accurate…

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    Product of the Year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas

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    Technology Innovation Award at the NAB Show in Las Vegas