Posts Tagged ‘lightfield’

Lytro Branches Out from Photography, Offers Unprecedented Access to Their Tech for $20K

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The folks at Lytro have always believed that light field technology is the future, and not just for photography and storytelling. They believe that anything with a lens and a sensor can benefit from the technology, and with today’s announcement of the Lytro Platform, they’re opening up their proprietary tech to anybody who wants to partner up with them and expand light field into new markets. Read more…

Play Around with Refocusable Images from Pelican Imaging’s ‘Light Field’ Camera for Smartphones

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With each passing day, it seems as though light field photography (and its imitators) is becoming more and more ubiquitous. Patents here, rumors there, it’s a conglomeration of what is very likely the next frontier in photography.

And this past week, Pelican Images published a collection of online 3D viewer images captured with its thin light field camera that might be making its way into mobile devices soon. Read more…

Lytro’s Interactive Light Field Images are Now Viewable in Full Glory on 500px

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One of (if not the) main challenges Lytro faces as it attempts to bring light field photography into the mainstream is the fact that there aren’t a lot of places you can actually experience the ‘living’ images where they’re, to use Lytro’s vernacular, alive.

Most places just don’t support viewing of the interactive images, and while Lytro has taken some steps to remedy this in the past, the company just took what amounts to a giant leap. Read more…

Sony Patent Shows Off Its Take on a Light Field Camera, Solves the Low-Res Problem

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The light field photography market may soon get a little more crowded and competitive according to an exciting Sony patent that promises to not simply copy, but improve upon the technology made famous by Lytro. Read more…

Diving Into the Tech Behind the Lytro Illum and Its Impressive 30-250mm f/2.0 Lens

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Lytro came into the photography world not only to create a novelty product, but to fundamentally change how we approach image capture. Because despite light field photography being around for over a century, it’s only with the latest technology that the company is able to exploit what it is a camera is truly capable of doing.

We recently spoke with Lytro about its upcoming Illum camera a bit, diving into the technology behind the specs and revealing how Lytro’s approach is allowing the company to not only step, but leap into the future. Read more…

MIT Project Would Like to Bring Light Field Photography to Every Smartphone

When it comes to technological innovations, the acronym MIT comes up often. Known for their incredible collection of human capital in the form of intellect, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s capable in every facet of life.

And in the case of a project called “Tesseract,” the boundaries being pushed are those surrounding the field of smartphone camera technology. Read more…

Lytro Documentary Brings Images to Life Through the Eyes of 5 Photographers

Lytro recently created a fascinating documentary to show off the capabilities of its new Illum camera.

By teaming up with five different photographers, all from different styles of work, the company was able to capture how this new approach to photography can be used to turn a photograph into something more… an experience. Read more…

Lytro Unveils the ‘Illum': A Beautiful Beast of a Light-Field Camera

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More than two years after the debut of the company’s first camera, Lytro has come back with a vengeance. Well, actually, Lytro has come back with an ‘Illum,’ which is the name of a new camera that the company says, “advances the light field category from novelty to game-changing visual medium that could one day rival digital and film.” Read more…

Apple Awarded Patent for Lytro-like Light-Field Camera System

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A patent filed back in September of 2011 was finally awarded to Apple today, and it has the whole photo world atwitter. That’s because this patent describes a camera system that would use the light-field technology made famous by Lytro to take refocusable images — and it could work inside portable devices such as an iPhone.

That’s right, light-field technology in an iPhone… now you see why everybody is excited over something that is, after all, still just a patent. Read more…

DSLR Add-On Brings Features Like Lytro-Style Refocusing to Any Camera

Lytro may have made a splash when the company first burst onto the scene with its ‘snap now, focus later’ technology, but the competition has been growing steadily ever since. In addition to companies like Pelican gunning at the light-field market, a new SLR add-on created by researchers from Saarland University in Germany promises to bring Lytro-style refusing and much more to almost any camera. Read more…