Lytro has just updated their website and Youtube Channel to include information on the newest software feature to be released: Perspective Shift.
The possibility to change the point of view will be available both within the Lytro Desktop Software and on the web, on December 4, 2012. The best part about it: You’ll be able to both refocus (click) and shift perspective (click+drag) in one Living Picture. Since the Lytro camera captures the raw LightField, all the pictures you’ve already taken will also get the parallax feature.
Lytro’s newest light field capability, Perspective Shift, allows you to interactively change your point of view in a picture, after you’ve taken the picture. On a computer or mobile device, you can shift the living picture in any direction; left, right, up, down and all around. Continue reading
Graphics processor- and chipset manufacturer Nvidia regularly hosts an in-house conference titled “GPU Technology Conference” (GTC). The event is primarily targeted at engineers, scientists and journalists. At GTC 2012 Earlier this year, Raytrix co-founder Christian Perwass introduced the company’s LightField cameras, their fields of application and the technology behind the LightField:
We’ve seen Lytro-Demos of single-lens single-shot 3D and Parallax before, but the company wasn’t very specific regarding the time-frame for a general public release.
Now, it seems that Lytro is willing to show commitment to these features: According to Engadget, the company has announced a release “by the end of the year”.
[An] update due by the end of the year will take advantage of that focus-independent sensor to allow a parallax-based 3D effect in photos: invoke a ‘full’ focus in reviewing shots and you can start poking around the scene in a limited way without having ever touched a dual-sensor camera.
Appropriately, we’re also getting support for examining photos on 3D monitors and TVs that emphasize the added depth.
The concept and details of LightField Photography can be a bit overwhelming when you first come into contact with the topic. If you’ve ever wondered how the Lytro LightField Camera works in detail, and what is possible with LightField Photography in general, we recommend reading through the LightField Notes of computer vision researcher Hanlin Goh.
Goh first gives a Technical Introduction, followed by an explanation of the Lytro’s Raw LightField image.
Now that the Windows version of Lytro’s Desktop Software has been released, what’s next?
Lytro has recently revealed on their Facebook Fanpage, that they’re already working on the 3D and Parallax (moving the perspective one or two inches) features for the Desktop Software.
Now that Windows is out, 3D and parallax viewing are the top priority for our team.
The company demoes some of the Living Pictures from the official gallery in a 3D preview video on Youtube: Continue reading