This start-up produces videos and 3D holographic photographs with real depth

I remember thinking during the 2020 lockdown that all the Endless Zoom meetings would have been a lot more entertaining if we had had the holographic video technology like in the Star Wars movies. Well, now a company in Silicon Valley seems to have developed something like this, which will give your photos and videos a 3D holographic depth effect, almost indistinguishable from real life.

Tech start-up called Light Field Lab calls the display “Solid Light” and will render 3D photographs and videos. The display claims to be the first of its kind that can render full-depth three-dimensional images, without the need for special 3D glasses, and is visible from multiple angles, and they can be the size of entire walls.

Lightfield Lab was able to replicate the way the human eye sees and interprets light rays and light photons, allowing it to perceive depth precisely. Flat screens have so far not been able to do this, but Light Field says it has successfully replaced physical objects with software-controlled holograms, which it calls “solid light.”

Light Field Lab is supposed to change the game for display. The ability to replace physical objects with photons of light will impact all industries.

– Anton Simunovic

The company claims that “the integration of real objects into digital technologies without being attached to a headset creates a massive paradigm shift in the way we experience, communicate and consume media.” And it’s not just the media and entertainment industries that will benefit from this new technology. Car manufacturers are thinking about it to develop their lighting systems, and we can already imagine advertising uses for this.

The result is the highest resolution holographic display platform ever, and viewers will be able to experience digital objects in the physical world and be “indistinguishable from reality” (at least on sight, you unfortunately cannot kiss a hologram).

At this time, there is no information on the costs or whether you need a special device to capture the displayed content. However, it will be interesting to see this technology become more mainstream, as I’m sure it will be in the years to come. My first thoughts cynically lean more towards the Black Mirror episodes than Star Wars, however, I think it will be some time before DIYP writes tutorials on how to capture better holograms!

John C. Dent