Apr 18

Fraunhofer IIS Demonstrates Light Field Array Camera at NAB 2014

Fraunhofer IIS Demonstrates Light Field Array Camera at NAB 2014 (Screenshot) 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

Nov 12

Lytro Mobile 1.2 brings Full Screen Mode, Airplay Support and 3D Export

Lytro Mobile App 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.

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Nov 12

Lytro Desktop 3.1: Living Pictures in 3D, All-in-Focus Viewing, Full Screen Mode and more

Lytro Desktop 3.1: Living Pictures in 3D, All-in-Focus Viewing, Full Screen Mode and more 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!

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Nov 07

Seene: iPhone App creates 3D Models for Perspective Shift Effect

Seene: iPhone App creates 3D Models for Perspective Shift Effect (Picture: MakeUseOf) 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

Oct 08

Lytro Mobile App: Update brings Living Filters, more Perspective Shift, OTA Firmware Updates and more

Lytro Mobile App: Update brings Living Filters, more Perspective Shift, OTA Firmware Updates and more 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).
 

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