Category Archives: Cinema & Post Production

A New Kind of Light Field Camera from Wooptix

Many, including myself, think light field acquisition, processing and display is the future of natural 3D visualizations.  One method for light field image acquisition is to place a microlens array in front of an image sensor.  This is the approach used by Lytro in their consumer and cinema-grade cameras.  The trade off for acquiring all […]

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Awesome Image from 8K Looking Glass Display

I visited Looking Glass Factory in their Brooklyn, NY office the other day – specifically to check out their new 32” 8K light field display. I was not disappointed. While some may argue that a 45-view, horizontal-only parallax display is not a true light field display, I am ok with it. Let’s put it this way, it is […]

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Proceedings Available – Light Field and Holographic Display Summit

was held Oct. 8-9, CableLabs, Louisville, Colorado The presentations and audio recordings of the panel sessions at the recent Light Field and Holographic Display Summit are now available for USD$ 399. They can be ordered HERE. The event featured two days of in-depth presentations and discussions on the emerging light field, holographic and advanced display […]

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HFR is Not a Dirty Word – At Least it Shouldn’t be

High Frame Rate or HFR, especially in a cinema setting, evokes some pretty strong emotions in people from love to hate. This debate was stirred up again recently with the release of Gemini Man, a new Ang Lee film. The movie was shot in 4K 3D HDR at 120 frames per second as was his […]

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IDEA Releases Light Field Distribution Documents and Demonstrates Functionality

The Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA) used the 2019 Light Field and Holographic Display Summit to release three new documents that describe how advanced media formats, including full light field data, can be packaged for delivery over commercial networks. The group also proved the format works by showing the same content presented on several type […]

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Forget 32K, are you ready for light field displays?

It will eventually be one of the most transformative display technologies since the invention of the television. The race is currently on to produce the world’s first practical high resolution Light Field display. Adrian, please forgive me for hijacking the title of your recent article: “Forget 8K, are you ready for 32K?”, but there is […]

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Digital Humans are Closer Than You Think

Well, they are closer than I thought anyway. In talking to possible presenters for the upcoming Light Field and Holographic Display Summit, I was speaking with Digital Domain’s John Canning, who pointed me to a TED Talk (Digital Humans that Look Just Like Us). You might want to view the full talk (12.35 minutes) which shows […]

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Hayden Planetarium and Christie Lead the Way to HDR Domed Solutions

The New York-based American Museum of Natural History, where the famous Hayden Planetarium is housed, held a press event on July 17 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, along with the 150th anniversary of the founding of the museum. If you have never been there, you need to if in New York. […]

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A Different Way of Looking at LED Developments

When considering the trends in LEDs, we often divide our discussion in to categories like microLED, miniLED and Narrow Pixel Pitch (NPP) LED. Let me throw out the idea of discussing trends based upon the final display backplane technology. The four categories I suggest are silicon, transparent, PCB (printed circuit board) and flexible. Below are […]

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