News from NAB: Day Two
Yesterday we covered some of the big news coming out of NAB 2015. Today we’ll continue with our NAB coverage here on the DT blog. Keep checking back on this post throughout the day as we’ll update this post with news and highlights from the show. If you’re in Vegas for the show, you can stop by our booth to learn how you can get a free month of training. Jump to the updates in this post using the links below.
- Summary of Autodesk announcements at NAB 2015
- Light Field Technology
- The Foundry announced NUKE Non-Commercial for free
- MAXON Press Lunch
- Interview with the MAXON CEO
Summary of Autodesk announcementsWe've covered some of the Autodesk announcements at NAB as they happened. Here's a summary, in case you missed it. [ Go to Top ]
Light-Field TechnologyToday at NAB Frederik Zilly of Fraunhofer Institute gave an interesting talk over light-field technology and the benefits of it in a film production. Having to re-shoot scenes because the perspective needs to be changed or the focus was incorrect is an expensive and time-consuming problem, which Frederik and his team are trying to resolve with their light-field technology. A light-field is defined by the number of light rays within a specific area. “How can light fields be captured? What you need obviously, is a light-field camera. Our approach is to use camera arrays” Frederik stated. The setup is typically a planar camera arrangement with up to 16 HD cameras that can capture different scene perspectives. The film captured can then be edited as needed during post production. Frederik went on to talk about how this light-field technology can be used in post productions for visual effects. These are things the light-field technology will allow filmmakers to do in post-production very easily.
- Virtually reposition the camera
- Rendering in Z-Direction
- Create “Vertigo-Effect” / Dolly-Zoom
- Create “Matric – Effect” / Camera path in freeze frame
- Create stereo pairs, choose inter-axial distance in post
- Change position and width of DOF