NextVR Includes Light Field Technology In 3D VR Technology

Laguna Beach-based NextVR, which is developing technology to capture 3D, broadcast-quality virtual reality, said today that it will be adding "light field" capture technology to its platform. Light field technology--allows for capture of more than just the usual visual information in a scene and allows for refocusing on elements in a scene after the fact. That technology was first brought to market by camera maker Lytro. NextVR said it will use its own patented light field technology in its 3D virtual reality capture, saying its use of the technology will allow viewers to "peer around" objects within a live VR scene. NextVR said the technology might allow, for example, looking behind a referee in a sports game to see the players behind that referee.