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Lytro launches out of stealth mode!

:: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:35:14 am

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Hello, friends. Lytro is proud to have launched out of stealth mode last night! We are a light field camera company who will change the nature of photography and imaging. Light field cameras capture the entire light field, and not just a single 2-dimensional projection (which is what traditional cameras capture).

Here’s a sample living picture taken by my friend, Jason Bradley:

I’m excited that I can finally talk about what I’ve been doing for the last 9 months!

| San Francisco, CA | link | trackback | Jun 22, 2011 09:35:14
  • http://shripriya.com/blog Shripriya

    I saw this last night and it’s mind boggling. One question – would this work for motion cameras? There’s the added complexity of having to decide focus for every single frame… but let’s say the post-software could handle that, does the technology port to motion?

    And congratulations! :)

  • Ewong68

    Will it work underwater?

  • http://twitter.com/StyleMyPhone_de StyleMyPhone.de

    sounds very exciting!

  • http://johnnynaked.com Johnnynaked

    Congratulations Eric!  I admittedly haven’t stopped by your blog in quite a long time, but was excited to see your name appear attached to this development when I visited the project’s website.  (FYI, I know you don’t know me, but I enjoy checking out your work and blog every so often. Started as a VT fan!) Anyway, this is amazing!  I’m still trying to wrap my State College educated brain around it, but it’s really conceptually fascinating. I can’t wait to see more… and to hopefully use it for creating some of my own art someday.

    Best, Johnny Naked johnnynaked.com

  • EggRollMonster

    Is it possible to increase the size of the ‘focus block’?  Those cat photos are awesome!

  • Marjorie Strayer

    Awesome, Eric! Congratulations!!

  • Amy

    Cool… I knew this was coming when I read about your post on light field photography back in 2005 :D I have not had the time to read Ren Ng’s dissertation; but just curious:

    1. how does the shutter speed, and hence motion blur come into play in the equation of light field photography?

    2. does light field applicable to video also?

    3. in Lytro’s FAQs, it mentions immersive 3D with the ability to shift the perspective of the scene (which I am assuming is the same as POV). How does it work in shifting the perspective? and how much of a shift (how many degrees)? I am also assuming that the light field camera does not rotate like the existing (soon to be old school) 360-deg panoramic camera.

    I am sensing the future of immersive 3D video with perspective (POV) shifting capability by the choosing of the viewer is near…

  • Dan

    In order to get a 3D image what do I need to do with the Lytro?

    When I take a picture with a lytro camera how many left to right views can I extract from the original picture?

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