Pelican Imaging at CES 2014: Interview and Light Field Demo [Video]
The Consumer Electronics Show takes place every January in Las Vegas, and provides us with a glimpse into the newest technologies and gadgets.
At the ongoing CES 2014, GeekBeat.tv did a video interview with Chris Pickett of Pelican Imaging, who explained how their miniature light field array camera module works, and how the company managed to further miniaturize the technology to just half the depth of today’s smartphone camera modules.
In the video, we get to see software refocus (with either a single focus plane or two distinct focal planes and unfocus between) and within-image distance/depth measurements, all done with a modified Android tablet and today’s mobile processors. Light-field video recording and 3D model creation is teased as well.
Pickett also mentions that Pelican Imaging is already in contact with “a few interested mobile customers”, and module shipments are planned for the first half of 2015.
So i heard that Nokia have made a big investment of 20 Million Dollars into Pelican Imaging’s and plan to introduce the Lytro sensor in the next phone, the Lumia 1820 but this phone will be announce at the MWC 2014 at the end of February and apparently released in March, but still Chris Pickett said that the sensor are planned for the first half of 2015 !!! it is confusing dont you think…