By capturing several images from the same point of view, we reconstruct the scene light field. This new approach allows us to enjoy all-time high quality and multiple applications.
"This is a new paradigm. Our technology allows us to see more. Standard cameras, different data interpretation."
Lightfield is capable to obtain volumetric information of the scene captured with just a conventional camera. For this reason, for a scene obtained by a still camera we can estimate the distance from our device to the pixel represented in the image. We just need an out-of-the-shelf smartphone, the rest is managed entirely via software, no additional hardware is required.
With a camera in a still position, we take a set of images varying the focus distance of each image. With this set (from now on, so-called focal stack) we can reconstruct the 3D volume of the scene in the focus range identifying the position in the Z axis of each point in the scene.
Once the volume is obtained, we are capable to detect the location of the objects situated in the scene. The quality of our product is the maximum quality provided by the camera.
Lightfield enables us to see 3D images without 3D glasses on a 2D surface. The main functionality is generating different points of view of the same scene thanks to the information gathered in our 3D volume.
By getting light information, we are able to measure surface areas.
Since we know how to extract 3D information from pictures, we get the depth.
A distance map can be extracted in order to know about the 3D information of the scene.
Lightfield is able to estimate the distance from the camera to each point in the 2D image.
After taking the picture, you can select the focal distance and produce a nice depth of field blur effect, similar to the expensive DSLR cameras.
Lightfield can select dynamically which objects we want to have focused in the resulting image.
Forget about focus. Your images will always be completely focused!
An image produced by lightfield is totally focused. For this reason, we also can read both an object placed near the camera and another one placed far away. And both will be focused.
EEven though it is not a proper end-user application, we obtain the depth information of each pixel of the scene, which can serve as an input for other applications.
Defocus the background of a picture you're taking with your smartphone automatically and in real-time. Generate beautiful DSLR-like pictures with a shallow depth of field.
For industrial applications, where quality and speed are extremely important, we use liquid lenses. This focus accurately extremely fast.
From our lightfield pictures, we are able to power any VR display so you can see your own pictures in 3D
You can watch your favorite photos in 3D using a VR headset display.