[Tig] Two reasons why plenoptic cameras might be relevant to the industry.

Jim Lindelien hombresur at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 17:14:17 BST 2011


More on plenoptic (light field) cameras as they relate to industry
practices:

1. They allow for follow-focus to be altered in post production; the follow
focus image plane need not apply to the entire image--regions of the image
can be individually tailored for greater aesthetic lattitude.

2. They enable single lens 3D photography since the data set intrinsically
captures depth information.  Elimination of the extra mass and
optical+electronic calibration issues of the 2nd camera system on a 3D rig
is a big plus.

See: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/26919/

They require a ~10x denser pixel sensor and correspondingly high storage
capacity, but of course these two techs have a track record of very rapid
cost/performance gains over time.

Jim


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