Google has built a fascinating rotating light field VR camera rig using 16 GoPros mounted in an arc. The rig is meant to give viewers "a more realistic sense of presence” within a VR world.
Articles tagged "light-field"
It's official. Light field company Lytro has announced that it is shutting down just one week after TechCrunch reported that Google was planning to buy the company for $40M. But it seems Google is more interested in the company's employees than its light field technology...
Mar 21, 2018 at 18:52
According to unnamed sources, Google will acquire Lytro's technology and patents, with Lytro employees already having left the company.
Dec 11, 2017 at 20:11
Customer feedback has convinced the makers of the light-field camera to consider open-sourcing the pictures.lytro.com platform it discontinued last week.
Dec 5, 2017 at 19:06
As Lytro completes its pivot into the professional video market, the Lytro desktop app is now the only tool for interacting with Lytro's light field images off-camera. Bye bye social media support.
Jul 25, 2017 at 16:51
Researchers at Stanford have revealed a new '4D camera system' built for robots. The system is based on the same light field tech that allowed Lytro cameras to refocus images after they were taken.
Jun 5, 2017 at 23:43
Windshield glare has made facial recognition of border crossers in cars tricky, but Lytro-like cameras might solve the problem.
video newsApr 20, 2016 at 21:13
Lytro debuted its Cinema prototype, and footage shot with the system, to a packed showroom at NAB 2016. To say we're impressed would be an understatement. Cinema is massive, but the high resolution, low noise capture paired with depth-screening, simulation of F0.3 apertures, and perspective shifts in post mean that Lytro may just be poised to change the face of cinema forever. Read more
camera newsJul 14, 2015 at 21:16
According to a recent report, Panasonic is developing a technology for refocusing an image after it's been shot, and will be commercializing the feature sometime in the next year. The technology achieves something similar to Lytro's light field cameras but instead relies on 4K video capture. Read more
mobileJul 28, 2014 at 21:22
Pelican Imaging has developed a light field camera that is small enough to fit into mobile devices. The company has released some interactive image samples.
Jul 28, 2014 at 18:47
Pelican Imaging has released a set of re-focusable pictures taken with its light field camera for smartphones. Instead of placing an array of microlenses between the sensor and the main lens, Pelican uses an array of main lenses - each with a sensor behind it. Pelican's offering is more suitable for smartphones, and their sample images allow for re-focusing, changing DOF, and shifting perspective. Click through for more details and links to the images.
There's a bright future for light field imaging. Even if early cameras like the Lytro Illum don't have a clear purpose, they're helping bring the possibilities into focus. Photographer Liam McCabe breaks down the technology and talks with leaders in light field technology.
Jul 22, 2013 at 19:48
A prototype for a new DSLR add-on is poised to bring plenoptic capabilities to consumer cameras. The KaleidoCamera is designed to sit between a standard DSLR's sensor and lens. A diffuser splits light passing through the lens into nine different beams, each passing through a filter before it reaches the camera's sensor. Click through to read on about this prototype's capabilities and potential applications.
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