On October 20, 2011, Charles Chi (Lytro’s Executive Chairman) and I went on stage with technology columnist Walt Mossberg at AsiaD in Hong Kong to give a live demonstration of the newly-announced Lytro camera. During the on-stage demo, I snapped a living picture of Walt Mossberg holding a Lytro camera, imported it into our desktop application, and shared it to the web:
We also demonstrated parallax shifts and 3D. We don’t currently show those features online, but I put together an animated image so you can see what our camera can do. Continue reading →
If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know that Lytro’s light field camera let’s you shoot first, focus later. But, you may have missed the news that Lytro will automatically capture pictures that can be viewed in 3D. By recording the light field instead of a photograph, Lytro will let you choose how to view your living pictures. So, in addition to refocusing pictures you shoot with a Lytro, you can also switch seamlessly between 2D and 3D views.
Want to see it in action? This is the 3D Living Picture Demo we shared at our recent launch party. So, grab your collector’s edition Avatar 3D glasses and pretend you’re squeezed in with a couple hundred of your closest friends – just like being there.
You can view this living picture 3D demo using colored (anaglyph) glasses, a 3D display, or by doing fancy tricks with your eyes. We’ve also had reports that it looks really cool on the HTC EVO 3D phone.