Light Field Toolbox, Donald Dansereau’s set of tools for light field image processing in Matlab, is now available in version 0.2. New features include camera calibration, image rectification, and convenience functions for managing multiple light fields and multiple cameras.
Light Field Toolbox v0.2 (1.9 MB, 77 hits)
- Calibration of lenselet cameras from checkerboard images
- LFUtilDecodeLytroFolder: decoding, colour correction and rectification
- Management of multiple cameras, white images and calibrations
- Organized code into a folder structure, see LFMatlabPathSetup
- Organized light fields / cameras into a folder structure
- Code and usability improvements throughout
Because some functions have been replaced and parameters have been renamed, code written with v0.1 may require modification to work with v0.2.
Along with the update, there’s a new light field sample pack which introduces a folder structure optimized for use with multiple cameras, and a small sample calibration dataset. Continue reading
Following headlines about Nokia’s 20 Million Dollar investment in Pelican Imaging, and more recently, confirmation of plans to include light field technology into Lumia smartphones, Mountain View based Pelican Imaging has just announced that Bo Ilsoe, member of the Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), will join their board of directors.
Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) Partner Bo Ilsoe has joined the Board of Directors of Pelican Imaging, the inventor of groundbreaking array camera technology for mobile devices.
Lytro has just announced the winner of the first round of their International Photography Contest: The winning entry is a LightField picture of a ladybug “taking flight”, taken by Bob Fender from Georgetown TX. Fender will receive the prize money of 500 US$, as well as an invitation to join Lytro’s Pro Shooter Program.
The four runner-ups (250 US$ prize money each) are included after the break: Continue reading
Earlier this month, we reported on Nokia’s generous investment into Pelican Imaging. The reason for this investment seemed rather obvious: Help Nokia gain an advantage in the smartphone market, with the help of LightField technology.
Now, Jo Harlow, Executive Vice President for Smartphone Business at Nokia, has practically confirmed the rumours: Nokia engineers are working on advancing smartphone photography beyond the megapixels, and want to bring light field tech (a relatively new and promising branch of computational imaging) into the miniature shape required for future Lumia smartphones: Continue reading
What do you get when you combine two recent gadget-newcomers on the upswing?
Eric Cheng, Lytro’s Director of Photography, has recently taken his first LightField pictures from a Lytro camera that was mounted on a ADS 400Q quadcopter – one of the multi-rotor helicopter drones that have been conquering the mainstream in recent years.