By capturing several images from the same point of view, we are able to reconstruct the lightfield of the scene. This new approach leads us to have an unprecedented quality and multiple applications.
"This is a new paradigm. Our technology allows us to see more. Standard cameras, different interpretation of the data."
Lightfield is capable to obtain volumetric information of the scene captured with only a conventional camera. So, for a scene obtained by a still camera we can estimate the distance from our device to the pixel represented in the image. An out-of-the-shelf smart phone is the only thing needed, the rest is done entirely via software, no additional hardware is needed.
With a camera in a still position we take a set of images varying the focus distance of each image. With this set (focal stack from now on) we can reconstruct the 3D volume of the scene in the focus range identifying theposition in the Z axis of each point in the scene.
Once the volume is obtained, we are capable to detect where are 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 glasses on a 2D surface. The main functionality is the generation of 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 those of expensive DSLR cameras.
Lightfield can select dynamically which objects we want to have them focused in the result image.
Forget about focus. Your images will be always completely focused.
Is an image Lightfield produce which is all focused. So, we are capable to even read an object placed near the camera and another one placed far away and all of them focused.
Even though it is not an end-user application per se, 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 matters, we use liquid lenses. These focus extremely fast and accurately.
From our lightfield pictures we are able to feed 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.