One of the most amazing developments in photography in recent years is the use of computational imaging, which enables cameras to take pictures that can be refocused after the picture has been taken, and to create 3D images that can be printed on a 3D printer. This episode features an interview with Paul Gallagher, VP of Strategic Market Development at Pelican Imaging, a leader in the field of computational imaging. Their PiCam camera, which is small enough to replace the camera in a smartphone, has 16 apertures which each record a picture from a slightly different angle. It then uses the parallax effect to calculate the distance of every pixel, enabling many 3D effects, such as isolating people or objects within a picture and easily dragging them into another picture without being concerned about backgrounds. The program features a demonstration of the PiCam’s capabilities, as well as a discussion of possible future uses of the technology in fields other than photography. Martin Wasserman hosts.
Divided into 3 shorter segments
Segment 1 Demonstration of the PiCam’s capabilities
Segment 2 Further demonstration of the PiCam
Segment 3 Discussion of possible future uses of Pelican Imaging’s technology