Recently, LightField Forum user ewolfy has provided us with a detailed tutorial on how to separate the optical elements from the display and battery. For easier access, the text and photos are included in below: Continue reading
We were offline for just a bit, and as usual, lots of things have happened in the world of LightField technology. Almost back now, we’ll try to catch up as soon as possible on the exciting LightField News from the past weeks.
Stay tuned! :)
Exactly 365 days ago, Lytro sent the very first devices of the world’s first consumer LightField camera out on their way to the first customers. These very early adopters had been the first to pre-order the camera after the public presentation in mid-October of 2011.
The exact shipping date was February 29th, but we don’t think it’s fair to just celebrate every four years. ;)
The following video, brought to our attention by reader Alejandro, shows how LightField technology can significantly augment traditional microscopy:
The advantages are numerous, and represent the “ordinary” LightField Features but applied to microscopy: Instead of just a single “head-on” orthographic view, a plenoptic microscope setup allows for software refocus, increased depth of field, focal stacks, oblique orthographic views and perspective, 3D reconstruction and volume rendering.
LightField technology is not just interesting for scientific use and as a gimmick for early-adopters. Plenoptic imaging has been shown to have a great potential in manufacturing processes and quality assurance, 3D modeling, and more.
But there’s more: LightField video is probably one of the most exciting things to come in the near future. The ability to choose the point of focus (or focus gradients) after the fact, slightly move perspective, or get single-lens 3D footage, makes it interesting enough for television producers to look into.