From pyrotechnics to animation and computer-generated graphics, the film and TV industry has a long history of creating groundbreaking visual effects. But this has often been a time-consuming process that has slowed down creative direction.
The Lytro Cinema and Lytro Immerge cameras use light-field technology to open up a whole new world of visual options for film, TV, and virtual reality applications. Unlike regular cameras, which just record the intensity of light, Lytro’s cameras capture the color, direction, and placement of light in every pixel. This allows the camera to be virtualized, meaning focus, perspective, aperture, and shutter angle can be changed in post-production.
Lytro chose the Qt cross-platform UI framework tool to rapidly create the user interface for the two cameras. The cameras’ controls are integrated in standalone touchscreen tablets that not only allow users to set up a shot, but also start making image adjustments – even before post-production.
- Tim Milliron, VP, Lytro