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Researchers Develop Genuine 3D Camera 96

cylonlover writes "Cameras that can shoot 3D images are nothing new, but they don't really capture three dimensional moments at all — they actually record images in stereoscopic format, using two 2D images to create the illusion of depth. These photos and videos certainly offer a departure from their conventional two dimensional counterparts, but if you shift your view point, the picture remains the same. Researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) hope to change all that with the development of a strange-looking camera that snaps 360 degrees of simultaneous images and then reconstructs the images in 3D."
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Researchers Develop Genuine 3D Camera

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  • Re:No. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by CityZen ( 464761 ) on Saturday December 11, 2010 @02:52PM (#34524500) Homepage

    We should use the appropriate terminology: light fields. A traditional camera captures a point sample of a light field: you see a correct image from 1 point of view. A hologram captures a 2D planar sample of a light field: you see a correct image from any perspective that looks through the film (as if it's a window). To capture a volume sample of a lightfield is not really possible (at least, not at the same instant in time), since that requires having a sensor be placed everywhere in the volume, and of course the sensor itself interferes with the light samples that it's taking.

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