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LYTRO ILLUM: The first high-end camera that harnesses the power of Light Field

LYTRO ILLUM, the first high-end camera that harnesses the power of light field – capturing the direction, color and brightness of the rays of light within the frame. That means the ability to explore your pictures from different perspectives, focal points and dimensions. A new era of photography has arrived. Now, with LYTRO ILLUM, nothing stands in your way from telling a deeper story by truly capturing life in a different light.


LYTRO ILLUM’s 40 Megaray customized sensor, with Lytro’s patented microlens array technology, unlocks the ability to capture the color, intensity and direction of the light rays flowing into the camera. This allows you to create imagery on a truly experiential canvas. By capturing and harnessing the power of light field, photographers can portray not just a cross-section of reality, but an authentic, interactive window into their world.

Light Field Engine

LYTRO ILLUM’s powerful on-camera software provides real-time feedback allowing for dramatic composition of every shot. With tablet-class processing power, LYTRO ILLUM gives you an advanced set of playback controls that allow you to preview the dimensions of every picture right on the camera.


The incredibly versatile 8x optical zoom 30-250mm equivalent focal lens with a constant f/2.0 aperture and 1:3 macro lets you take a wide range of shots without ever having to change your lens. And, with its unrivaled lens weighing in at just half a pound, LYTRO ILLUM gives you precise photographic control with an exceptionally light and agile design.

Lytro Button

During image capture an interactive depth feedback display shows the relative focus of all objects in the frame, allowing composition in three dimensions. A real-time color-coded overlay of the live view lets you know which elements of the picture are within the re-focusable range.

Total Control

With a sleek design, LYTRO ILLUM pairs the controls of a high-end camera with a state-of-the-art 4" touchscreen for ultimate flexibility and control. Now you can compose your living pictures with confidence and explore their possibilities in real time.

LYTRO ILLUM will ship July 2014 for a retail price of $1,599.



The Sound of Wally Pfister's debut film "Transcendence"

In this profile video, SoundWorks Collection talk with the sound team behind Director Wally Pfister's debut film Transcendence.

Featured interviews include Director Wally Pfister, Supervising Sound Editor Mark Mangini, Re-recording Mixer Terry Porter, Re-recording Mixer Jeremy Peirson, Dialogue and ADR Supervisor Byron Wilson, and Music Editor Erich Stratmann.

Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed - to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn and best friend Max Waters, both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can - but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will's thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.


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Leica vs Cooke Lens Test by Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Shane Hurlbut, ASC did this very interesting lens test between the Leica Summilux C and the Cooke S4's. Shane is currently shooting "Fathers and Daughters" Directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds), starring Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger and Amanda Seyfried. His camera of choice for the film is the Canon C500 at 2K.

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Leica vs Cooke Lens Test

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