Last autumn, the Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits (IIS) announced their very own light field camera setup, which they dubbed the “most innovative lightfield camera recording system to date“.
At NAB 2014, the world’s largest electronic media show, the IIS gave live demonstrations of their camera.
The 4×4 camera array consists of a total of 16 smartphone camera modules connected to a PC apparently running Ubuntu Linux. Continue reading
Hand in hand with the update to Lytro Desktop comes Lytro Mobile 1.2, the second update to Lytro’s companion app. Just over a month after the release of version 1.1 of the iPhone app, Lytro adds some interesting new features.
From the official changelog:
Lytro keeps a steady flow of new features coming for existing and new users of their Light Field Camera. Most importantly, the newest Versions of Lytro Desktop and Lytro Mobile now offer 3D viewing and output for Living Pictures.
But there’s more!
It won’t be very long until we can find light field technology in smartphones. Until then, developers are finding ways to substitute advanced optics with software.
The newest addition to a slowly growing body of smartphone apps that mimic light field features – such as software refocus or single-lens 3D (e.g. for perspective shift, parallax) – is an iOS app called Seene.
The app uses computer vision and your phone’s sophisticated sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope) to create a 3D model of a scene in just a few instants. Continue reading
Lytro has just released the first major Update to Lytro Mobile, the App for iPhone and other iOS devices. Version 1.1 brings serveral new features to iPhone users, including the possibility to add Living Filters to your pictures. You can also experience Perspective Shift more intuitively by just tilting your iPhone (featuring your phone’s accelerometer), create an additional type of GIF animation (“3D wiggle”).
The company has also added a way to remove pictures from your online picture album (pictures.lytro.com) and camera stream, and a convenient way to update your camera’s firmware over-the-air (wireless).
Here’s the official changelog information: Continue reading