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A 4-post collection

Image Improvements

Image Improvements

Much of the Light team is currently consumed with mass production preparation and addressing feedback from the L16 Beta program. While that is going on, we thought we'd show a glimpse of the improvements we have been making to our imaging software. Stitching and fusing together 10 images is not easy, and our computational imaging team has spent years developing and improving Light's software to ensure color is correct and details are properly aligned. The team has made big strides since February as evidenced in these two examples: The changes include fusion that retains more details ...

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L16 Update

L16 Update

Excitement is building here at Light as we enter the homestretch of our journey with mass production in sight. We have a number of exciting updates to share today. PhotoPlus event In October, we hosted a meet-up for photo enthusiasts attending the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. Attendees and media had the opportunity to see the first public demonstrations of L16 prototypes and the Light software suite. Our co-founders were on hand to answer questions and the entire team had a great time meeting with everyone, especially the handful of pre-order customers who attended. You can read ...

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Calibrating the L16

Calibrating the L16

As we gear up for mass production of the L16, one thing remains uniquely important to our camera’s technology: calibration. A camera that has one optical path worries less about what is “true” or “real” because there is only one truth, one reality. This reality can be objectively tested and optimized, but it requires adjusting only one path. A multi-aperture camera with sixteen optical paths (apertures + mirrors + sensors) contends with sixteen realities. In order to merge those realities to create one truth (final image), the camera needs to know precisely where each optical path is ...

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The L16: Under-the-hood

The L16: Under-the-hood

by Rajiv Laroia, Light co-founder and CTO Since launching the L16, we have received many questions about how Light’s computational imaging technology works. While the final product specifications won’t be announced until spring 2016, we are glad to share a bit more information about our systems design approach to photography. Below is a video of a talk I gave at Stanford University two weeks ago, which provides more details about Light’s technology. We're including some time markers to make navigating a bit easier. While this talk is still fairly broad, I hope it’ ...

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