Show: Future Talk

Episode: 0047 Future Talk - New Frontiers in Photography

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This episode looks at a revolutionary new advance in the field of photography. The guest is Paul Gallagher, V.P. of Strategic Market Development at Pelican Imaging, Inc., maker of the PiCam. The PiCam can take pictures that can be refocused after the picture has been taken, including selective refocusing of particular parts of the picture, and can take 3D pictures that can be printed by a 3D printer. The tiny camera, which is designed to be built into a smartphone or tablet computer, has an array of 16 apertures, each one capturing the image from a slightly different angle, and it uses the parallax effect to calculate the depth of every pixel in the image, enabling users to identify people or objects in one picture and easily drag them to another. The program features an explanation of how the technology works, a demonstration of what it can do, and a discussion of possible future uses of the technology. One of the possibilities is automobile sensors that can determine the speed and distance of nearby vehicles and give warnings to the driver, and even detect when the driver himself is looking away from the road. It's an amazing technology which may very well make most ordinary cameras obsolete within the next few years. Martin Wasserman hosts.

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 22:23

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