Light Field Ecosystem Workshop Updates

Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays (SMFoLD) workshop Oct. 3

Display Summit Oct. 4-5

Rockwell Collins facility, Sterling Virginia

The workshop on Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays (SMFoLD) is set to take place on Oct. 3rd in Sterling, Virginia, followed directly by Display Summit on Oct. 4-5.  The workshop and part of Display Summit, is devoted to understanding the needs of non-consumer applications for advanced visualization, the methods for delivering these disparate data sets, and the displays to visualize the data.  The agenda is posted below:

Company Speaker Abstract
Insight Media Chris Chinnock Introduction to SMFoLD Workshop 2017
Avalon Holographics Matthew Hamilton Light Field Displays: From Current Developments to the Next Generation
Mission Rock Digital Pete Lude An Overview of Light Field Acquisition
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VIZrt movie Video of advanced 3D modeling and augment reality visualization in a broadcast environment
Holochip Corporation Sam Robertson Trade-offs in Light Field Streaming, Processing and Display Requirements for High and Low Fidelity Applications
Naval Sea Systems Command Nilo Maniquis Improving Battlespace Awareness, Reducing Warfighter Workload, and Enabling Rapid Response Through the Use of Collaborative 3D Holographic Display
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Jamison Daniel Visualization Technologies and the Challenge of High Performance Computing at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility
JPEG-PLENO Walt Husak JPEG-PLENO’s Interest in Light Field Images
TDT Tommy Thomas SMFoLD Streaming 3D Media
FoVI3D Thomas Burnett FoVI3D’s  Display Agnostic Application Interface/Scene Description Proposal
MPEG-i/ OTOY Arianne Hinds MPEG’s Efforts to Standardize the ORBX format
Light Field Labs Jon Karafin Benefits of ORBX for Light Field Workflow and Display
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Panel Discussion

In addition to providing overviews on light display acquisition and advanced displays (with more at Display Summit), speakers will describe several key military and government focused applications where advanced visualization solutions will be very desirable.

For example, Holochip will examine a number of applications, such as Command and Control, CAD, SAR, Games/Movies, and Medical Imaging to understand their associated display technologies and computational requirements, and the need for all to be compliant with a universal set of standards.  In particular, they will look at the trade-off in low and high fidelity light field applications on the display, processing and distribution formats.

The Naval Sea Systems Command is already preparing for light-field-based displays with active programs to develop components of the technology.  Their need is better visualization of a complex and fast changing three-dimensional battlefield where quick decision making is critical.  Data from multiple sources and in multiple formats can and must be integrated into a 3D representation where warfighters can visualize and collaborate on decisions about the battlespace.

For big data applications, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been set up to use their supercomputers to solve problems that commercial companies can’t do cost effectively.  Clients use the facility to solve many problems in physics, geophysics, chemistry and more, but are always looking for new and better ways to visualize these complex models.

What all these applications share is the need for an advanced visualization solution that can and likely will include light field display technology in the near future.  The other aspect they share is the need to format these data sources and deliver data that can support a light field display.  A key goal of the workshop is to hear about and then discuss proposals to format, encode and distribute such data over networks to allow remote interaction with and visualization of the data.  Three teams will propose solutions: Third Dimension Technologies, FoVI3D, and Light Field Labs/OTOY.

Meanwhile, at Display Summit, we will hear more about advanced displays from Third Dimension Technologies and Holografika (electronic holography), LightSpace 3D (volumetric display), SeeReal (holographic display), FoVI3D (Light Field display) and Light Field Labs (LF display).  For more, see this article: Focus on Light Field Displays and Streaming

Other key trends to be addressed at Display Summit include AR/VR, projection-based training and simulation systems and new LED video wall solutions for cinema, simulation and other high image quality applications.

More is discussed in these articles:

Advanced Technologies for Projection-based Training and Simulation

How Will Advanced Display Technology Drive AR/VR Adoption?


Registration for Display Summit includes access to the SMFoLD workshop

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