Lytro Footage and the Pitfalls of Roomscale Cinematic Virtual Reality

Lytro's first light field virtual reality footage doesn't exactly let you step into the movie—but that may be a good thing. In a way, the current, more subtle nature of light field VR video capture technology might actually be one of its strengths. As viewers still get used to VR, light field can help to make videos feel more realistic without being gimmicky. In other words: it’s not 3D theater all over again. 


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