Advanced Photographic Research at Stanford with Prof. Marc Levoy

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Photographers, don’t miss this one! It’s an interview with Thomas Hawk and Marc Levoy, Stanford University Professor, who is jointly appointed in computer science and electrical engineering. But that’s the geeky way of explaining this dude is doing some radical stuff with cameras. He shows us a camera that can refocus the image AFTER you shoot it! Talks about other research to stitch images together, digitize statues, among many others.

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9 Responses to “Advanced Photographic Research at Stanford with Prof. Marc Levoy”

  1. Scoble has “long and boring” videos… « Scobleizer Says:

    […] Well, let’s look at this one. It certainly is long. […]

  2. How Google was named… « Scobleizer Says:

    […] Google was named… At minute 46 of this interview with Stanford University Researcher Marc Levoy he explains howname “Google” came up — accidentally. Filed under: Google @ 4:43 am# […]

  3. peter Says:

    I made this some time ago with high speed ektachrome 1600P

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarchi/589969004/in/set-72057594054140198/

  4. Cody Redmon Says:

    Thanks a BILLION, Robert! I have been looking for this focusing-after-the-fact camera for almost two years after I saw an interview with the student developer(s) somewhere online. Try finding this thing on Google using the terms ‘camera’ and ‘focus’ or ‘DoF’ together in any search and you’ll discover just how hard it is to wade through the results to find an obscure project like this. I’m a Google search master - I can’t remember the last time I was unable to find what I was looking using their service. But, not knowing more specific details, I was forced to give up. I’ve wondered about it quite often since then, fascinated by what I saw in that interview so long ago. I’m NOT KIDDING, just last night I said to myself, “I’ll never find or see that camera again.” Last night! And here I am, this morning, staring it in the face. YES! Thanks, man, now I can research my heart out…and if we ever meet again, I owe you a big dinner and a fine drink.

    Cody Redmon
    Livingston, MT

  5. The Future of Photography Technology at Stanford @ DSLRBLOG Says:

    […] If you want to see where Photography Technology is headed, watch this (very long) video from the ScobleShow Marc Levoy, Stanford University Professor, who is jointly appointed in computer science and electrical engineering. But that’s the geeky way of explaining this dude is doing some radical stuff with cameras. He shows us a camera that can refocus the image AFTER you shoot it! Talks about other research to stitch images together, digitize statues, among many others. […]

  6. Refocusing a photograph after taking it and other seemingly magical technologies — RED66 Says:

    […] Arthur C. Clarke once said that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Entire religions have been built around apparently magical events. In this PodTech video interview, Robert Scoble converses with Professor Marc Levoy of Stanford University about ongoing computational photography research that will simply blow your mind. […]

  7. Will Says:

    These advancements in technology are just amazing. Being able to adjust the focus! of an image after its been taken is truely amazing. The future for digital imaging is going to be an exciting one. Excelent video!

  8. Tom Tubbs Says:

    Great interview - interesting to see the different projects Marc levoy is involved in - and how it’s applicable to so many different fields (the uses in neuroscience, photography, archaeology etc).

  9. Thomas Han Says:

    Robert,

    Very interesting interview, amazing the type of digital photo techniques they’re doing research on.

    BTW, I also like this technique where we get to see you and your camera equipment.

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