Jul 25

Pelican Launches 3D Image Viewer, Presents First Interactive Sample Images

It’s gotten a bit quiet around Pelican Imaging, lately. Until today, when the mobile plenoptics specialists have broken the silence and announced their own version of a WebGL light field viewer.

“What do photos with depth look like?”, the company teased in their newsletter. To answer that question, the company has published a small sample image gallery based on the new “Pelican 3D Image Viewer”, which allows users to check out and interact with 8 sample images taken with the Pelican Array Camera.

Pelican Launches 3D Image Viewer, Presents First Interactive Sample Images

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Apr 05

Pelican Imaging: CEO erklärt die Möglichkeiten der Lichtfeld-Fotografie [Video]

Chris Pickett, CEO von Pelican Imaging, erklärt in einem neuen, kurzen Video, was das Interessante an der Lichtfeld-Fotografie ist:

Im zweiminütigen Clip stellt Pickett die Funktionsweise der Pelican Array Kamera vor, und zeigt ihre aufregendsten Features: Software-Refokus, Mehrfach-Fokus (mehrere Tiefenebenen gleichzeitig scharfstellen) und Segmentierung (automatische, tiefenbasierte Objekt-Extraktion). Continue reading

Apr 05

Pelican Imaging: CEO explains the Power of Light Field Imaging [Video]

Pelican Imaging has recently released a short video where CEO Chris Pickett explains what’s so interesting about light field photography:

In the 2-minute clip, Pickett explains how Pelican’s Array Camera works, and shows its most exciting features: software refocus, multiple focus (focus on several depths in one image), segmentation (automatic depth-based object extraction). Continue reading

Jan 11

Pelican Imaging at CES 2014: Interview and Light Field Demo [Video]

Pelican Imaging at CES 2014: Interview and Light Field Demo [Video] The Consumer Electronics Show takes place every January in Las Vegas, and provides us with a glimpse into the newest technologies and gadgets.
At the ongoing CES 2014, GeekBeat.tv did a video interview with Chris Pickett of Pelican Imaging, who explained how their miniature light field array camera module works, and how the company managed to further miniaturize the technology to just half the depth of today’s smartphone camera modules.

In the video, we get to see software refocus (with either a single focus plane or two distinct focal planes and unfocus between) and within-image distance/depth measurements, all done with a modified Android tablet and today’s mobile processors. Light-field video recording and 3D model creation is teased as well. Continue reading

Sep 07

Pelican Demonstrates Mobile Array Camera in Android Tablet

Pelican Demonstrates Mobile Array Camera in Android Tablet (Youtube screenshot) Not too long ago, Pelican Imaging announced their own solution to bring light field technology to mobile devices. In the Lytro Light Field Camera and similar setups, the optical elements take up too much space for integration in smartphones (or other small devices). Pelican chose a different path, using an array of 16 tiny cameras and creating a camera module that is only 3 mm thick (i.e. 50 % of today’s high-end smartphone camera modules), costs 20 $ in production, and creates pictures at 8 Megapixel effective resolution.

At this week’s Qualcomm Uplinq conference in San Diego CA, Pelican showed off their camera and software features on an Android tablet. Continue reading