This talk unveils the underlying physical and computational concept of the Lytro-type plenoptic camera in a concise and simplified manner while presenting an open-source software tool capable of rendering light field photogaphs.
Plenoptic cameras and their ability to change focus and perspective view after the fact has intrigued scientists, programmers, photographers and tech-hobbyists world-wide. With this presentation, the fundamentals of a light field captured by a plenoptic camera are provided to a broader audience without requiring prior knowledge of such. It is of primary interest to raise awareness of this technology and invite peers to contribute to presented open-source software tool [plenopticam]().
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