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Lightfield capture heralds new camera era

CES Daily Spotlight: Future of 3D

Lightfield capture is one of the more intriguing technologies to hit the photographic world in years — and one that could eventually have a big impact on 3D filmmaking.

The tech is like something out of a sci-fi novel: Shoot a picture now and worry about focus later. It’s something that has been predicted as a possible replacement for the stereoscopic camera, since true lightfield capture would give filmmakers the flexibility to choose 3D settings in post — something that’s only possible now through post conversion.

But there are a couple of hurdles. First: The initial batch of lightfield capture still cameras are only now coming to market. Video cameras (3D or otherwise) are still a little further down the road.

More importantly, though, working with lightfield is a completely different process for filmmakers, something that camera manufacturers think will result in industry resistance.

“With the high-definition migration, the key to getting people to start to use HD was when the workflow became the same,” says Joe Facchini, vice president of Media and Production Services for Panasonic Solutions. “Professional people are not that interested in changing their workflow.”

CES Daily Spotlight: The Future of 3D
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