Light Field Cameras


The Tech Behind the Star Trek Roddenberry Archive

by Chris Chinnock

Gene Roddenberry is the creator of the popular Star Trek universe of movies and TV series. Now, a new partnership has been formed, called the Roddenberry Archive, to document his creative works. Some of …

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Wooptix and poLight Release SDK to Bring Light Field Capture to Consumers

by Artem Alekseenko

Light field technology developer Wooptix® is partnering with optical component developer poLight® to enable a significant advancement in the capabilities of light field-based camera systems suitable for portable device such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, …

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A Different Kind of Light Field Camera

by Chris Chinnock

Wooptix is a Spanish start-up company with a funny name, but a very interesting product They are developing a light field camera that does not use a microlens or an array of cameras Instead, …

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TS06 Immersive Capture Moving Toward Light Field Era

by Chris Chinnock

In the “Capturing Immersive Images” session, Pete Lude from Mission Rock Digital gave an overview of some of the techniques. This included lidar scanning, time of flight sensors, structured light capture and plenoptic cameras. …

Tags:360 Degree Video| Imagers| Large Display Monitor| Light Field Cameras| Technology Summit on Cinema 2018| Vol 25 - Issue 15

Lytro Is No More

by Kathleen Maher

One of the tech industry’s most promising startups, Lytro, looks like it’s headed for the dustbin of startups. The news was a little muddled early on with early stories reporting a sale to Google …

Tags:Light Field Cameras| Vol 25 - Issue 14

Google Releases “Welcome to Light Fields” for Certain VR Headsets

by Chris Chinnock

Google has been investing quite a lot into VR technologies. The latest release is what Senior Research, Paul Debevec at Google VR calls “Welcome to Light Fields”. It is a free app designed to …

Tags:Google| Light Field Cameras| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Lensless Flat 3D Camera Needs A Lot of Computing

by Matthew Brennesholtz

One of my Display Daily’s last fall was titled “Ultra-Thin Cameras for Thinner Smartphones.” Those ultra-thin cameras were mostly based on computational photography, where the raw data from the image sensor requires serious computation …

Tags:5G| Cameras| Cloud Computing| Digital Photography| Light Field Cameras| Nvidia| Vol 25 - Issue 11

Is the Era of “CompCine” at Hand?

by Chris Chinnock

The term “CompCine stands for Computational Cinematography, a term SMPTE Director of Engineering and Standards, Howard Lukk used to describe a new category of image capture at the recent Streaming Media for Field of …

Tags:Cinema| Light Field Cameras| Light Field Displays| Vol 23 - Issue 44

Workshop on Light Fields at SMPTE

by Isaac Oburu

Insight Media is organising a workshop on streaming media will be held on Fri., Oct. 28 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, following the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE …

Tags:Back Panel| Events| Light Field Cameras| Light Field Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| SMPTE| Vol 23 - Issue 36

Fraunhofer Working on Light Fields and Lici

by Isaac Oburu

A couple of years ago, one of the highlights of our visit to IBC was the demonstration of light field capture for video by the Fraunhofer IIS. Since then, the institute has been developing …

Tags:Fraunhofer| IBC 2016| Large Display Monitor| Light Field Cameras| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 38

Light Field Workflow for Cinema

by Matthew Brennesholtz

On July 21st, SMPTE hosted a webinar titled “Content Acquisition Using Light Field Technology.” The content they are talking about is cinema-grade content, not gee-whizz photos for amateurs to play with. This has been …

Tags:Light Field Cameras| SMPTE| Vol 23 - Issue 29

Incom Fused Fiber Optics Powers Lytro Light Field Camera

by Chris Chinnock

Fused fiber optics provider Incom has told us recently that they are a key component supplier to Lytro and their new cinema light field camera debuted at NAB 2016. What are fused fiber optics …

Tags:Fused Fibre Optics| Light Field Cameras| Vol 23 - Issue 26