Lytro announces A first ever Light field virtual reality camera – Immerge

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Lytro announces A first ever Light field virtual reality camera – Immerge

Lytro announces A first ever Light field virtual reality camera – Immerge

Lytro just announced the first ever Light field virtual reality camera. This is an interesting shift in direction for a company that on one really got what they were doing. While their previous cameras were somewhat gimiky, this new camera may actually have real application in the emerging VR production world.
Immerge, a spherical camera captures light coming from every direction, creating a representation of the world outside the sphere. Unlike other spherical capture devices that we’ve seen, Immerge not only captures an image of its surrounding, but also records the depth information of each object around it.

The idea that this technology presents is far beyond focus-after-the-fact which leads me to speculate that this was the company direction all along, and that their cameras were just test balloons to gather some information on their core technology. (hence the first L …

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