Jun.19, 2013

Mountain View, Calif. based Pelican Imaging is working on releasing "a smart camera for your Smartphone". This incredible smartphone technology uses a 16 lens array camera to capture still images and video footage with depth information of the scene.

The most powerful strength of this technology lies in its abilities of post-processing and sophisticated computation.

It allows users to refocus after capture and perform a range of post-capture edits, such as selecting multiple objects of focus, measuring distance between any two points, or creating a depth map/3D model of any scene.

The 3D model captured from the scene can then be printed out via a 3D printer.

At under 3mm thickness, Pelican's array camera is about 50% thinner than current smartphone cameras. It is the first mobile plenoptic camera to capture video, 30 fps at 1080p resolution.

This will enable people to do a lot of really cool stuff. Watch below a new demo just released and an application example: 3D-printed figurines of the bride and groom are created while they're still at the reception.

Pelican Imaging's 16-lens array camera will be brought to market in late 2014.



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Anonymous wrote at 6/29/2014 3:11:04 AM:

OJ Simpson is innocent!

Joe Larson wrote at 6/20/2013 7:58:13 PM:

Not only did that print not come off that printer but it didn't come off in time for the end of the party. Honestly, that made me rage so bad.

Khan wrote at 6/20/2013 3:03:05 PM:

I agree, but what's important is to make the concept understandable. The video would not have that impact if they had to show the woman going to a workshop and convert the pointcloud and have it cleaned and get the model from a car sized machine :) let's dream a little bit

Donny wrote at 6/20/2013 4:21:08 AM:

IF the device is a true as the advertizing then its a fake.

Donny wrote at 6/20/2013 4:20:22 AM:

IF the device is a true as the advertizing then its a fake.

cokreeate wrote at 6/19/2013 11:54:48 PM:

False advertising for sure looks like after the print they hand painted.

Ray wrote at 6/19/2013 9:03:27 PM:

That video is so missleading

Afinia lover wrote at 6/19/2013 8:36:02 PM:

I love the false advertising showing the cube being able to print a fully colored object........

upset wrote at 6/19/2013 8:22:57 PM:

False advertising again!!!! You can't print figurines finished with detail and color as shown on video with this model of printer.

michael fusion wrote at 6/19/2013 7:48:36 PM:

That wasn't printed on that printer. Not by a long shot.

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