Sunday, March 26th, 2017

September 2016 – Fraunhofer Institute from Germany released several advancements that have come from their commercial R&D activities at the IBC show in Amsterdam. There were three (3) main areas of the announcements at the show – those related to VR, those related to light field and those related to their easyDCP Software Suite. The [...]

February 15,2016, Electronic Imaging, San Francisco—Fu-Ching Huang from Nvidia described an application for light-field displays. The advent of massive graphics compute power enables an artificial vision correction system. The ability of GPUs and computer systems to manipulate data within a volume allows the systems to adjust parts of a light field to compensate for vision [...]

June 3, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA –Kathrin Berkner from Ricoh Innovations talked about the advances in light-filed imaging and the basic principles for designing a light-field system. The challenges for an end-to-end system are in managing the data volumes and computational tasks. Among the techniques for capture, plenoptic cameras are [...]

June 2, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—One session on imaging applications had Kazuhiro Suzuki from Toshiba describe a switchable micro-lens array (MLA) system that captures both high resolution image and low-resolution light field information. The system addresses the major problem of light filed cameras, low resolution. The technologies for creating a [...]

April 2015 – At NAB 2015, we met with Fredrick Zilly of Fraunhofer of Germany on the directions and advanced technology in the imaging area. As a followup to the demonstrations of NAB 2014 that were centered on light field imaging for still photos, this year the technology shown was advanced to video image processing. [...]

March 26, 2014, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Douglas Lanmar and David Luebke from NVIDIA described their efforts in developing head-mounted displays that are more in line with size and weight as sunglasses. Ivan Sutherland’s work back in 1968 resulted in head-mounted displays that were reasonably thin and aligned with the visual axis. Although of [...]

February 4, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Gordon Wetzstein from MIT talked about the conjunction of optical fabrication, computational processing, and perceptual tricks to build the displays of the future. Between 1923 in the present, different electronics and optics have gone into TVs over time. One problem, is that the user experience is still the [...]