Testing a New Camera

I just got a lightfield camera, and want to test the photos for compatibility. The image above (if you can see it) may take a minute or two to load. Once you can see the photo, place your cursor over the picture. After a few seconds, you should see a "loading circle" in the center of the photo, with a green progress line. Once the image is fully loaded, this will disappear.

At that point, you can click on different parts of the photo, to bring that part of the image into focus. Click on the closest teeth on the crocodile skull, and you will see them in clear focus. Then click on other teeth, and they will shift into focus.

You can also click-and-drag on the photo to bring the entire photo into focus, and slightly shift your perspective.

Light field photography has some interesting possibilities. Where a regular, digital camera captures the color and the intensity of the light hitting each sensor, a light field camera records the color, intensity, and direction of the light for each sensor. This lets the camera software refocus the photograph, bringing different parts into focus.

While I have high hopes for this camera, I need your help in evaluating it.

  1. Does the image show up on your computer? If not, let me know what browser and operating system you are using.
  2. Does the refocusing work on your computer? Again, if not, let me know what browser and operating system you are using.

If this works, I can see using it to get a much greater depth of field for close-ups of specimens, microphotography, and adding some user interaction to parts of the site. Once I know more about its compatibility and play with it more, I will let you know what I think are the pros and cons.

J_Eli wrote on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:45:

it works on firefox

Anonymous wrote on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 15:20:

Works on my MACOS X Mountain Lion

smyjak wrote on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 17:03:

Sadly, it does not work for me. I am running Fedora Linux and Firefox. The image loads up OK initially, but I never see the circle / progress bar. When I click in the image, it just disappears -- but if I switch to another tab and come back, it returns. Unfortunately, it looks just as it did before -- the focus never changes.

Anonymous wrote on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 16:10:

Very nice! We use Google Chrome. Focus works very well, and we can zoom. We cannot click and drag to get the whole picture to focus, though.

Anonymous wrote on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 15:42:

That is neat!

It is working well for me on Safari, Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2).

Anonymous wrote on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:20:

Looks great in Safari!

sithira wrote on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:41:

Its work Very nice

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:18:

It works on the iPad 2 running ios6. Interesting,

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:38:

Works!

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:27:

Worked on my iPhone 4. Very nice!

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 13:24:

That is way cool! I can't wait for more pictures!

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 11:27:

Both are working on our computer.

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 10:48:

We have a mac -not sure which browser, but it opened quickly and refocuses and does everything you mentioned. Very cool!

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 09:06:

Works just as you described on my Android phone. I suggest that the very low angle at which the photo was taken might be why parts towards the back of the skull seem not to have as much detail as parts in the front. A slightly higher angle or slightly more around the side might change that. Thanks from VA for all you do!

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 09:00:

Mac OS X version 10.8.2 using Firefox 17.0.1

I can zoom, get a good focus about half way back, the back stays unfocused in all versions. But--way cool!

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 08:33:

Bummer - no image on my iPhone. Perhaps because its a 3GS?

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 08:14:

Worked great -- Windows Vista and Google Chrome
what an neat camera.
Maybe you could do some kind of video or experiment showing how this camera works differently?

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 07:12:

It works on Firefox 17.0.1 and Windows 7.

Anonymous wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 02:01:

Wow!!! All operations worked very well on my computer. Thanks so much for all the exciting pictures and info.

budgysmom wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 22:07:

Before it didn't work, but now it works! I was using Chrome browser and Windows operating system both times.

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 21:44:

It works! I'm on an IPad 2 in Safari

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 18:42:

Windows 7 64 bit, Google Chrome. Does Everything you claim.

Richard.

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 18:04:

Mozilla & Vista

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 17:26:

Win 7 32bit, Chrome Version 23.0.1271.95 m; all in order.

Thanks,
h.

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 16:33:

I'm on an iMac running OS X 10.7.5 and Firefox 17.0 It initially seemed not to be refocusing, only allowing me to change perspective. It's working now, though.

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 16:26:

The front has more definition than the back of the skull, but the refocus works for me. Mac OS 10.6.8 and browser is Safari 5.1.7
~Darvin

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 16:09:

That is so cool! (yes, it worked!)

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 16:01:

Works beautifully. I am using the Chrome browser, and I am able to do everything you said. Quite fascinating!

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 16:00:

All features work for me-- I'm on SeaMonkey with the slowest Roadrunner connection. Cool!

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 16:00:

I am using Firefox 17.0.1

I can shift the focus (that is really cool)
I can zoom
I cannot click and drag to see the entire photo in focus.

Thanks for all you do!
Samantha

Anonymous wrote on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 15:45:

It was cool thanks for sharing...it worked great for me