As a photographic concept the Lytro camera never quite made the grade it was far too dear at £1299 but has dropped down to £375 but cameras like the Panasonic GX8, GH4 have kind of caught up with fixing the focus in post.
The cinema version of this camera has amazing potential apart from its size (huge)…It reminds me of the camera in Willie Wonka’s Chocolate factory.
Lytro Cinema captures all the rays of light within a scene, providing a rich amount of Light Field data. Every pixel has color properties, directional properties, and its exact placement in space.
Lytro Cinema is defying the traditional physics of on set capture by virtualizing creative camera decisions. Infinite creative choices can be generated in post-production including unprecedented control over focus, perspective, aperture and shutter angle – recreating impossible shots.
The highest resolution video sensor ever designed, 755 RAW megapixels at up to 300 FPS. Up to 16 stops of dynamic range and wide colour gamut integrated high resolution active scanning.
Lytro Cinema will be available for production in Q3 2016 to exclusive partners on a subscription basis. For more information on Lytro Cinema, visit www.lytro.com/cinema.
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